2014 Rolex Capri Sailing Week

International Maxi yacht competition heated up in Capri, Italy this week with the start of Rolex Capri Sailing Week.

International Maxi yacht competition heated up in Capri, Italy this week with the start of Rolex Capri Sailing Week. The week started with the Maxi fleet sailing the 300-mile offshore "Volcano Race," won by Great Britain's Robertissima III. Updated results for the six days of racing are available on the event website. The week will culminate in the prize ceremony on Saturday, May 24th.

Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2014

The Judel/Vrolijc 72, Robertissima III, of Great Britain, in starting sequence at Rolex Capri Sailing Week.Carlo Borlenghi

Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2014

Tricky conditions on the course during Capri Sailing Week's Volcano Race caused this year's race to favor the frontrunners with line honors winner, Igor Simcic's 100- foot Esimit Europa 2 (above) finishing second.Carlo Borlenghi

Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2014

Lunzam Meer, a Swan 651 from AustriaCarlo Borlenghi

Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2014

Bowmen prepare for a start aboard the Maxi yachts in Capri, ItalyCarlo Borlenghi

Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2014

Crew aboard the Judel/Vrolijk 72, Jethou, enjoy the first leg of the Volcano RaceCarlo Borlenghi

Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2014

Capri, Italy makes a beautiful backdrop for the Maxi racesCarlo Borlenghi

Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2014

Judel/Vrolijk 72, Jethou, finished third in the Volcano RaceCarlo Borlenghi

Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2014

The TP52 fleet patiently await their turns to race in CapriCarlo Borlenghi

Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2014

TP52, Quantum Racing, of the USA prepares to round the mark.Carlo Borlenghi

Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2014

The TP52 fleet moves up the course off of CapriCarlo Borlenghi

Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2014

The TP52, Phoenix, of Brazil.Carlo Borlenghi

Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2014

TP52 Vesper, USA, rounds the downwind mark ahead of the fleetCarlo Borlenghi

Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2014

The TP52 fleet beginning the downwind leg on Day 3 of Rolex Capri Sailing WeekCarlo Borlenghi

Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2014

TP52, Paprec Recyclage, of France.Carlo Borlenghi

Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2014

TP52s round the leeward mark at Rolex Capri Sailing Week.Carlo Borlenghi

Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2014

The TP52 Azzurra, of Italy, crosses behind USA's Quantum RacingCarlo Borlenghi

Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2014

The TP52 fleet will compete for five of the six days of Rolex Capri Sailing WeekCarlo Borlenghi

Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2014

TP52 Phoenix, of Brazil, makes a move on Gladiator, of Great Britain.Carlo Borlenghi

Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2014

The fleet appears through the Capri landscape.Carlo Borlenghi
Esimit Europa 2 sails the Maxi fleet costal race on day 4.
Wild Joe, of Hungary, sailing in the Maxi coastal race. The contest was ultimately called off due to a lack of wind.
The Maxi fleet attempts to sail the coastal race. Unfortunately, racing was called off when the fleet ran out of breeze.

Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2014

Despite the dying wind, Capri's landmarks provided a stunning setting for the racing TP52s.Carlo Borlenghi
The TP52, Vesper, of the USA, sails along the Capri coastline in light air.