Day Three at Maxi Yacht Capri TrophyCapri, 13 May 2021
For the third race of the Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy, there were exceptional conditions for the traditional clockwise lap of Capri. President of the Race Committee, Alfredo Ricci sent the the fleet round a turning off Punta Campanella at the tip of the Sorrento peninsula twice, both outbound round the spectacular island and en route back to finish line off Capri's Marina Grande. On the 30 mile course the westerly breeze was 14-16 knots. The fastest boat completed the course in just over 2 hours and 30 minutes.
The star of the day was once again Vincenzo Addessi and Fra' Diavolo who scored his second consecutive win aboard his Mylius 18E35. Second today was Luca Scoppa's Dehler 60 Blue Oyster, with Roberto Ferrarese calling tactics, while Jean-Pierre Barjon’s Swan 601 Lorina 1895, the sole non-Italian competing, took third.
Thanks to his back to back wins over the past two days Vincenzo Addessi and Fra' Diavolo now top the results table, 2.75 points clear of Lorina 1895.
After three days of racing, Rolex Capri Sailing Week’s Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy concludes tomorrow in lighter winds. The likelihood is that the maxis will be sent on a windward-leeward course.
Following this will be a prizegiving, where International Maxi Association Secretary-General Andrew McIrvine will present the IMA trophies.
Race documents, full results, photos and live coverage are published on the event' website: www.rolexcaprisailingweek.com
Race report: James Boyd / IMA