THE COSTA SMERALDA PROVIDES A STUNNING SETTING AND A VARIETY OF GREAT, CHALLENGING CONDITIONS FOR THE MAXI YACHT ROLEX CUP, ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN YACHTING SEASON. THE FIRST EVER MAXI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP HELD IN SARDINIA IN 1980 WAS THE BRAINCHILD OF THE YACHT CLUB COSTA SMERALDA AND IT'S PRESIDENT, THE AGA KHAN. THE REGATTA IS NOW AN EAGERLY ANTICIPATED ANNUAL EVENT AND ATTRACTS A SIZEABLE FLEET OF MAJESTIC MAXI YACHTS TO PORTO CERVO EACH SEPTEMBER. 2017 MARKS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE YACHT CLUB AND THE 28TH EDITION OF THE EVENT, WHICH INCLUDES THE MUCH-VAUNTED ROLEX MAXI 72 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.

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