Perfect racing conditions for second day of Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous at YCCS Virgin Gorda

Perfect racing conditions for second day of Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous at YCCS Virgin Gorda

Virgin Gorda, British Virgin IslandsMarch 16, 2012 – The second annual Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous at Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands saw two racing days of beautiful conditions with clear skies, moderating seas and winds in the 10-15 knots range. On the second day of racing, the stunning J Class 138’ yacht, Hanuman moved up one position to snatch the lead from the Wally 100, Indio which is now in second place, and P2, Perini Navi build Philippe Briand design, holds on to third place.The race committee sent the fleet on a similar course to the first day’s race but in a counter-clockwise direction. The course took the fleet west to the Dog Islands and then south to Round Rock to the east of Ginger Island, east along the south side of Virgin Gorda before rounding Pajaros Point heading north along Eustatia Sound to round Necker Island for the run to the finish.Spinnakers were raised soon after the start and true to form Hanuman very quickly established the lead, sailing low and overhauling the 128’ Genesha by Cockroach Island, one of the group of islands known as the Dogs. After the Dogs it was a one beat fetch to Round Rock in the flat water of the Sir Francis Drake Channel. Once around Round Rock, the fleet was back out into Atlantic seas for the upwind leg along the south coast of Virgin Gorda, followed by a downwind spinnaker run around Necker Island to the finish.Hanuman crossed the line first, followed eleven minutes later by the 115’ Farr Yacht Design, Sojana. 163' Salperton, built by Fitzroy Yachts was third over the line. P2 beat the Classen Shipyards 115’ Firefly, to the line by 19 seconds for fourth place and the Wally 100, Indio was fifth to sail over the line. After corrected times were calculated, Hanuman took the day with Indio second and P2 third.Peter Holmberg, skipper of P2, said: “Great day. One of the best tactically and for crew work. We sailed really well and correctly identified the key moment which was Round Rock where traffic management was critical. Our owner loves it. It is great to see the BVI on the map.”During the races, the motor yachts have enjoyed a social cruise in company to Peter Island for a lunch hosted by the BVI Tourist Board. Last night, the YCCS Clubhouse was the setting for the exclusive owner’s dinner hosted by Loro Piana. A big crew party took place at Leverick Bay. Tonight guests will be entertained at the Gold party at Oil Nut Bay.The last day of racing will start at 11:00am AST, March 17.For more information visit www.superyachtregattaandrendezvous.com.ENDS Contacts:YCCS, Virgin Gorda Press Office -Sofia Fay Tel. +1 284 5417845Email: Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo. Press Office - Jill Campbell Tel. +39 340 1674755Email: Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo. DavisEvents ExecutiveBoat International MediaTel: +44 (0) 207 545 9334Mob: +44 (0) 7971 438 671Email: Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.