Vc Metalwork are very proud of the winners of this year’s Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, which was hosted by the lovely Sardinia yacht holiday destination – Porto Cervo from August 31 to September 6. The company is proud to have worked with the programs of four out of the six class winners: J Class sailing yacht Lionheart, Wally Class winner Magic Carpet Cubed yacht, Supermaxi winner superyacht Firefly, and Mini Maxi’s new World Champion Alegre yacht.
Claasen Shipyards built Super J Lionheart yacht took her third gold in a row, having won the Menorca Maxis, The Superyacht Cup, and now the Rolex Maxi Worlds. Vc Metalwork have worked extensively with Lionheart over the past few months, redesigning their jib Cunningham system, modifying the headstay pin, and re-fabricating a number of interior fittings; as well as working with the yacht in Mahon in collaboration with Carbo-Link.
The Vc Metalwork Wally Yacht clients that came in the top three are Magic Carpet Cubed and superyacht J One. S/Y Magic Carpet Cubed, who won against four time champion charter yacht Y3K and reigning champ S/Y J One, recently contracted Vc Metalwork to reinforce all her Titanium gates.
James King, Commercial Director for Vc Metalwork, was in Porto Cervo raving last week, James says: ‘What a great week of racing in Sardinia with almost perfect conditions and a practically windless lay day. The YCCS pulled out all the stops this year. The courses were well suited to us on Wally 107’ superyacht Kenora and the yacht showed her real potential under pressure, especially on the reaching legs. Finishing mid fleet on the water shows how the commitment of the owners to improve performance has paid off. Fighting tooth and nail with the 80’s and J one there were a few exciting moments and we look forward to more close racing in Les voiles de St Tropez at the end of September.’
Vc Metalwork in Palma de Mallorca design and fabricate high quality marine components. Experts in marine & aerospace materials e.g Titanium,17-ph4, Nitorinc 50, Duplex 2205, hybrid plastics.