The Solaris Cup, after its inception in the year 2014, works with an intent to bring together all Solaris owners to take part in the race of Solaris Cup. This year as well, Crews gather together at the Porto Rotondo Yacht Club in Sardinia for racing on the weekend. There was one thing common among the racers and that is all of them own a Solaris yacht. It was the perfect setting to watch the whole Solaris range in action!
Generally the Solaris Cup attracts more than 30 Solaris yachts and this brings together a decent mix of Corinthian and professional crews. This time, the third year in a row, Unica Jamie Sammut was on the fleet list. For him this was the personal challenge to keep the Solaris Cup and keep it in the home that is in Malta consecutively for the third straight year. The crew of Unica has proven that they have the best winning formula. And what complemented their formula is the addition of an international sailor Christian Ripard. He has experience of racing many nautical miles.
From the beginning of the race, backed by PlainSailing.com, it seems that Unica is the one who is going to beat all the yacht to beat. The other Solaris 42 – Swiss Nautic Two was surely going to ramp up their efforts after narrowly missing the Cup last year. They added good pressure on the Unica and this enhanced the competition in the race.
Swiss Nautic Two kept on chasing Unica till the very end of the race. But, despite their brave efforts, they have settled for second place this year too. Skipper of Unica Jamie Sammut, said about the race, “It was definitely the more competitive race than previous years. Swiss Nautic Two was giving us competition every second. But, we managed our time and kept the team motivated to win the race.”