For this, it’s 40th anniversary year, the International Maxi Association is introducing a sister circuit, the Mediterranean Maxi Inshore Challenge (MMIC). Unlike its offshore sibling, the MMIC will run over a calendar year, kicking off with the Real Club Nautico de Palma’s Sail Racing PalmaVela in May and concluding in October with Les Voiles de St Tropez. Here the winner will be announced at a special gala dinner.
The 2019 MMIC will comprise:
Sail Racing PalmaVela (Palma, Mallorca) 8-12 May
Rolex Capri Sailing Week – inshores (Capri, Italy) 15-18 May
Rolex Giraglia – inshores (Saint-Tropez, France) 9-11 June
Copa del Rey MAPFRE (Palma, Mallorca) 27 July – 3 August
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup (Porto Cervo, Sardinia) 1-7 September
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez (Saint-Tropez, France) 28 September – 6 October