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6th September 2024 to 14th September 2024

Rolex Maxi Cup 2024 – Volvo 65

From £4199 per person

Deposit 25%. Full balance due 12 weeks before departure.
Join the crew of  Volvo 65 "Sisi" ex-VESTAS 11th Hour Racing for one of the world's most exclusive regattas - Rolex Maxi Cup in beautiful Porto Cervo
Pay a 25% deposit per item
Suited to
Solo, Couples, Groups
Challenging - some sailing experience and a good level of fitness required
Nights onboard
Vessel type
Volvo 65
Vessel length
Berth Style
This is a race yacht, so no airs and graces.
Insurance Required

Sail in one of the world’s most exclusive regattas alongside the team from the Austrian Ocean Race Project. Be part of the crew aboard the iconic Volvo 65 on this 8 day race package in stunning Porto Cuervo!

Date: 6 - 14 September 2024

Price: £4,199 per person*

Have you ever dreamed of living a day in the life of a professional sailor? Well, this your chance to turn dreams into reality awaits on this extraordinary journey aboard the legendary Volvo 65 racing yacht!

Brace yourself for the ultimate racing adventure as you join the esteemed Austrian Ocean Race Project’s core team, sailing shoulder to shoulder to conquer the waves and push the boundaries of performance off the stunning coast of Sardinia, whilst vying for the top spot on the podium of the Rolex Maxi Cup.

Prepare to be fully immersed in every aspect of the yacht's preparation and racing – because here, every member of the crew plays a pivotal role in the pursuit of victory. You will meet the crew in Porto Cuervo Marina, one day before racing begins, where you will receive your training before tackling this 8 day, elite racing event. Get ready to leave your comfort zone and trade the comforts of home for the adventure of a life-time.

Why You’ll Love This Trip 

  • Get the chance to compete in the prestigious Rolex Maxi Cup, a highlight of the world-wide sailing calendar!
  • Sail alongside and learn from the talented Austrian Ocean Race Project team, they’re making a name for themselves with victories in famous yacht races across the globe - you couldn’t be in better hands!
  • Experience all aspects of sailing the legendary Volvo 65 during this exclusive 8-day regatta experience on the breath-taking Sardininan coast.
  • Enjoy the thrill of racing alongside some of the world’s largest and most impressive yachts, including some big names on this year’s sign up list!
  • Be part of the action from start to finish as a working member of the crew, embracing the friendly competition and camaraderie.
  • A golden opportunity for creating lasting memories and friendships with like-minded adventure seekers!

Who The Trip Is For 

  • If you love the thrill of competition and being part of a winning team, this is for you.
  • You need to have some sailing experience and be relatively fit, so the days of lazing on the couch should be limited.
  • Meals on board are self-service and hot bunking is the order of the day, so do not expect a luxury cruise, but the excitement and adrenaline of the race will more than make up for it!
  • Bring your competitive spirit along, it’s your time to shine!
  • If you’re a solo traveler, in a couple, or with a group. If you’ve got a passion for sailing, join us to create some new memories.


Join “Sisi” on the evening of 6th September in Porto Cervo to start your training for one of the most elite sporting events on the sailing calendar.

Event Schedule

September 6, 2024 10:00 am – September 14, 2024 5:00 pm

  • A place on the race crew of Volvo 65 “Sisi”
  • On the water training
  • Safety equipment
  • Food & drink whilst on-board
  • Travel to or from the boats
  • Food ashore
  • Accommodation ashore

Join the crew onboard a legendary yacht and battle it to top the podium. You’ll sail shoulder to shoulder with the Austrian Ocean Race Project’s core team, to push the boat to its limit off the coast of Sardinia. As part of the crew, you’ll be fully involved in the yacht’s preparation and racing. There’s no paying to be “just rail meat” here as all crew is fully involved in racing.

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

This legendary event regularly attracts the world’s finest collection of large yachts to Porto Cervo in Sardinia for a week of intense but friendly competition. This year’s entry list includes some big names, including, Farr 100 “Leopard 3”, Swan 115 “Shamanna” and the stunning J Class “Valsheda”. Organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in conjunction with the International Maxi Association this is one spectacular event.

Austrian Race Project

The Austrian Race Project syndicate is a young and ambitious team of international sailors with a shared enthusiasm for big-boat sailing. They are on track to race worldwide in The Ocean Race 2022-23. In their debut professional event, The Ocean Race Europe, their passion and high level of performance were rewarded by taking victory in leg 1 giving them a strong overall positioning. They really are THE team to watch right now.

Porto Cervo

Porto Cervo


Join “Sisi” on the evening of 6th September in Porto Cervo to start your training for one of the most elite sporting events on the sailing calendar.

Event Schedule

September 6, 2024 10:00 am – September 14, 2024 5:00 pm

This is inshore/coastal racing and you’ll require accommodation ashore.

Please bring the suitable kit to race in, including:

  • Waterproof gear
  • Sunhat
  • Sailing gloves
  • Sun cream
  • Any medication you require
  • Seasickness pills if needed
  • Water bottle
  • Safety knife
  • Sailing boots/Deck trainers

Booking deposit non-refundable, unless we manage to resell your berth.