In just under a week’s time, the attention of the Swan One Design racing world turns to Saint-Tropez, and the inshore series of the Rolex Giraglia, which marks round three of The Nations Trophy Mediterranean League 2019.
Racing between the giant schooners concluded on Saturday in Capri with the first round of the Schooner Cup Series.
As owners, skippers and crews look forward to the opening day of the regatta on June 20, new entries are still joining the already impressive fleet.
For day two of maxi schooner competition at this inaugural Capri Classica, the Gulf of Naples took on a northern European feel with an overcast sky, Vesuvius obscured by the mirk and a dark grey cloud parked over Capri’s highest summit giving the appearance that the island was about to erupt.
In addition to the usual spectacular midnight start from off Naples’ magnificent Castel dell’Ovo, following Friday night’s dinner at the Circolo del Remo e della Vela Italia (CRV Italia) clubhouse in the Santa Lucia Marina, the 65th Regata dei Tre Golfi will be remembered for being an especially light wind affair favouring the smaller boats.
Like a scene from the nineteenth century, the four giant schooners are currently berthed in Capri ready to set sail tomorrow in the first ever running of the Capri Classica.