With the 33rd edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup wrapped up, work on the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s 2024 sporting calendar continues. From 10th to 16th June 2024, the European Championship for the J/24 Class, the most popular one-design keelboat in the world, will be organized by the YCCS Association in Porto Cervo in association with the International J/24 Class. As hosts of the 2024 European Championship, the YCCS wishes to extend a warm welcome to all those who would like to come and experience sailing in the wonderful waters of the Costa Smeralda. Pending the opening of entries and further details on the program, the video presentation of the 2024 European Championship captures both the beauty of sailing in the Costa Smeralda and the fun of racing with a sporting spirit on the J/24s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Biwj2KY4DgQ
About YCCS: The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) was founded in Porto Cervo, Sardinia in 1967 by current president H.H. the Aga Khan and a group of founder-members as a non-profit sporting association for fellow sailing enthusiasts. The YCCS is renowned for organizing international sailing events such as the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and the Rolex Swan Cup as well as World and European Championships for top one-design fleets and superyacht regattas. The Club was also behind Azzurra – the first Italian challenger for the America’s Cup in 1983 – which became a legendary Italian brand and was relaunched by the YCCS in 2009 with a victorious participation in the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Nice, followed by victories with the TP52 Azzurra in the 52 Super Series. In 1992, YCCS launched the motor yacht Destriero which set a transatlantic crossing record that still stands to this day. The YCCS also took part in the Volvo Ocean Race 2001-2002 with a two-boat Nautor Challenge campaign, one of which had an all-female crew. 2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the Club’s foundation and saw the launch of the sustainability programme One Ocean. In 2020, the YCCS also launched the Young Azzurra Sporting programme dedicated to young Italian sailors, with a focus on equal opportunities.
For more information please visit the YCCS website www.yccs.com.