IMA Our Goal


What started as a small mainly social gathering of Maxi owners 36 years ago has developed into an organisation with the authority from World Sailing to be the organiser of World Championships and management of maxi sailing in general.
Our major responsibility must be to encourage high standards of race management, safety and measurement for both inshore and offshore events
Our overall goal is to encourage greater participation in maxi racing. We will only endorse events that are held to these high standards.
As well as all our usual events high points of the 2017 season were new events for us such as the Maxi 72 Corfu Challenge organised by the Sakellaris and Andreadis families and the 151 Miglia, very much the responsibility of Roberto Lacorte. The first ever J Class Worlds was a spectacular event in the running for most photographed sailing event of the year. Our flagship event, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup incorporating the Maxi 72 World Championship also had record attendance blessed with superb racing conditions.
Our membership expanded considerably this year – a trend we hope will continue. We need maxi owners to support us so that we can support them!
As usual I thank my hard-working and dedicated team and wish all of you an excellent season ahead.

January 2018

Andrew McIrvine
IMA Secretary General

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