There was some disappointment in the Rolex Maxi Worlds fleet over both the lackluster entry list – down a whopping 30% from the 2011 event, and the light to moderate breeze that never let these mostly big battle cruisers get going. There were a few white-knuckle moments aboard the 82’ Highland Fling, though it was a mostly mellow week that let the new Bella Mente take the trophy in the Mini-Maxi fleet. Our favorite image in a regatta known for its picturesque scenes is this Carlo Borlenghi shot of HF’s thistle sprouting up right out of the rocky Sardinian coast. More photos here, and more results here.
And for the title, we couldn’t resist using one of the greatest songs ever, this one by TSOL.