The world’s most impressive monohull yachts - known in the sailing community as Maxis - are admired for their power and elegance.
I am here in Newport racing onboard Phoenix, a TP 52 designed by Botin. We raced the boat a month ago here and broke our mast.
11 nations represented, including for the first time Israel, Turkey, Bulgaria & Cyprus at an ORC championship event.
After two hard-fought windward-leeward races today, there are two teams from the Italian Adriatic coast tied at the top of the leader-board in Class AB at the 2016 ORC European Championship, organized by the Nautical Club of Thessaloniki.
Starting light with a tactically demanding middle, it ended with a flourish; at times an alarming one. For many yachts the final leg from the Giraglia to Genoa will last long in the memory as a bruising south-westerly wind built rapidly to 30 plus knots and whipped up the seas.
The flames of a real passion never go out, those linking the Principality to preservation of our environment being perfect examples.
On the 8th of June, the International Regatta Brindisi-Corfu raises sails. Yachts participating in the race will take start on Wednesday afternoon at the Marina of Brindisi and will finish the next day at Marina Gouvia of Corfu, having traveled approximately 110 nautical miles.