SUPERYACHT SPECTRUM AT LORO PIANA SUPERYACHT REGATTA

 

 

 

SUPERYACHT SPECTRUM AT LORO PIANA SUPERYACHT REGATTA

 

Porto Cervo, Italy. 2 June 2015. A fleet of superyachts showcasing the cream of nautical design and engineering has gathered in Porto Cervo for the seventh edition of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta. The event, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in collaboration with Boat International Media and with the support of title sponsor Loro Piana, is taking place from 2nd to 6th June with racing scheduled daily from tomorrow, 3rd June.

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Ranging from the classic lines of the 55-metre Marie, winner of the Caribbean edition of the event held in March this year, to the ultra-modern racer-cruiser WinWin launched in 2014 from the Baltic shipyard, the fleet will be divided into three categories with separate starts and scoring for each. All divisions will be racing under the new ORCSy rating rule introduced at the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous earlier in 2015. The largest vessels, those of 45 metres and above, will be grouped together, as will the many of the performance yachts while the “smaller” yachts – small being a relative concept in this context – will be competing in their own division.

The fleet is a mix of regatta regulars such as the 46-metre Ganesha, fresh from victory in last week’s Dubois Cup at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, and first-time competitors including the newly-launched Maegan, an Oyster 825 making her regatta debut in Porto Cervo.

As always the owners competing in the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta enlist top sailing talent in their quest for victory and this week’s crew lists include renowned yachtsmen such as Tony Rey calling tactics on Marie and Danish match race champion Jepser Radich as tactician on the 45-metre Wally Saudade. Mr Pier Luigi Loro Piana will be sailing on his My Song alongside his regular race crew, which includes Italian America’s Cup veteran Tommaso Chieffi on tactics.

The Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta is as famed for its sumptuous social events as it is for its on-the-water-action and this year will be no exception. The team from YCCS, Boat International Media and Loro Piana have a host of appointments lined up for owners and their guests including daily after-race drinks, a cocktail competition, gala dinner and a sunset party by the sea while the event concludes with a final prize giving ceremony on Saturday 6th June.

Racing is scheduled to begin tomorrow, Wednesday 3rd June, at 12 midday. A light easterly breeze is forecast.

Follow the regatta via Live Tracking from the YCCS homepage. News and images will be posted on the YCCS Twitter account (#LoroPianaSYR). The full entry list and complete event schedule are available on www.yccs.com and www.loropianasuperyachtregatta.com

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