Maxi

Maxi

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The term maxi originated with the International Offshore Rule (IOR) rating system, which in the 1970s and 1980s measured offshore racing yachts and applied a single-number rating to each boat. This number was approximately equal to the sailing waterline length in feet, plus or minus speed enhancing or reducing factors in the design. A yacht with a rating of 40 feet (12 m) was generally about 47 to 52 feet (14 to 16 m) in length overall. The IOR had upper and lower rating limits of 16 feet (4.9 m) and 70 feet (21 m), so a yacht designed and built to exceed the maximum limit of 70 feet (21 m) rating was known as a maxi.

For the 2009 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia increased the IRC rating upper limit for length of hull from 98 ft to 100 ft, and most 98 ft yachts have been lengthened to this size. In order to achieve higher speeds, Maxi yachts were early adopters of modern materials and technologies such as carbonfiber, thermoformed sails, rotating wingmasts, water ballasts and canting keels. Previous smaller Maxi yachts are still raced with corrected time class victories in mind whilst the 72 ft “mini-maxi” yachts now have a class of their own.

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  • Peters & May Round Antigua Race 2019

    Episode 1

    The Bajan TP52 Zingara (Conviction), chartered by Canadian Richard Reid, won the Peters & May Round Antigua Race in dramatic style. The team including Olympian and Volvo Ocean Race winner Richard Clarke, took Line Honours and the Peters & May Trophy for the overall win, after a dramatic collision...

  • 2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Promo

    Episode 2

    Are you ready for 4 days of professional racing on crystal-clear waters and 4 nights of international parties? Come and join the 39th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta from February 28 - March 3, 2019!

    Video Producer: On Air Media & Entertainment

  • Les Voiles de St Barth - Get Ready For 2019!

    Episode 3

    Great news that the 10th Les Voiles de St Barth is open for registration 14-20 April - one of the bucket list of regattas to take part in...

    Video Producer: Air Vide et Eau Productions

  • 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 - The Start

    Episode 4

    The 2019 Royal Ocean Racing Club Caribbean Classic got underway in Antigua. From mighty maxis and multihulls to the vast array of cruising and racing yachts, the fleet of 76 entries from 20 different countries, was set to be one of the most diverse, the race has ever seen.

    Video Producer: Acq...

  • 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 - Wrap Up

    Episode 5

    The 2019 edition of the race was the coming of age of the Royal Ocean Racing Club Caribbean 600. Wizard winning the overall trophy and Maserati Gran Turismo smashing the Multihull Race Record by over an hour.

    Video Producer: Acquafilms

  • Wrap Film - 2019 RORC Caribbean 600

    Episode 6

    Full length of the 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 with a special focus on the multihulls - worth getting a cup of tea and comfy seat but hold on tight.

    Video Producer: Acquafilms

  • 2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Registration

    Episode 7

    39th St Maarten Heineken Regatta - held in March hosted by the Sint Maarten Yacht Club with the motto "Serious Fun!" It's registration time and everyone's busy getting ready for the racing!

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • 2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Racing Day One

    Episode 8

    39th St Maarten Heineken Regatta - held in March hosted by the Sint Maarten Yacht Club with the motto "Serious Fun!" Enjoy Day One of the racing bringing all the action and fun from 2019!

    Video Producer: On Air Media & Entertainment

  • 2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Racing Day Two

    Episode 9

    39th St Maarten Heineken Regatta - held in March hosted by the Sint Maarten Yacht Club with the motto "Serious Fun!" Enjoy Day Two of the racing bringing all the action and fun from 2019!

    Video Producer: On Air Media & Entertainment

  • 2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Racing Day Three

    Episode 10

    39th St Maarten Heineken Regatta - held in March hosted by the Sint Maarten Yacht Club with the motto "Serious Fun!" Enjoy Day Three of the racing bringing all the action and fun from 2019!

    Video Producer: On Air Media & Entertainment

  • 2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Wrap Up!

    Episode 11

    39th St Maarten Heineken Regatta is over for another year - held in March hosted by the Sint Maarten Yacht Club with the motto "Serious Fun!" Racing and partying in the Caribbean - what else do you need!

    Video Producer: On Air Media & Entertainment

  • Antigua Race Week 2019 - English Harbour & Fever-Tree Races

    Episode 12

    Highlights of top racing at the 2019 Antigua Race Week - welcome to the English Harbour & Fever-Tree Race days.

    Video Producer: Acquafilms

  • Antigua Race Week 2019 - Reggae in the Park Race Day

    Episode 13

    Highlights of top racing at the 2019 Antigua Race Week - welcome to the Reggae in the Park Race Day. 20 knots of trades powered up the action for over a thousand people from 21 nations enjoying the spectacular conditions on the south coast of Antigua.

    Video Producer: Acquafilms

  • Ten Years of Sailing in St Barthélemy

    Episode 14

    It's been ten years since Les Voiles de St Barth Richard Mille started in 2010. Ten years of incredible sailing in this breathtaking playground that is St Barth!

    Video Producer: Air Vide et Eau Productions

  • Les Voiles de Saint Barth 2019 - Highlights

    Episode 15

    Stunning wrap up from all of the action on and off the water at Les Voiles de St Barth Richard Mille - not one to be missed.

    Video Producer: Air Vide et Eau Productions