The 14th version of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta formally kicks off right now, signalling the reopening of the superyacht sailing period in the Mediterranean. Racing will commence tomorrow and run as a result of Saturday, 5 June.
The event is organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of the title sponsor Loro Piana. Sardinia is at the moment categorised by the Italian federal government as a single of the most affordable-possibility “white zones”, having said that every single aspect of the occasion has been diligently evaluated by the YCCS to make certain highest security for contributors, partners and team, in order to shield the health of absolutely everyone involved. A collaboration has also been set up with the Mater Olbia healthcare facility for the relaunch of sporting activities at the YCCS, in buy to have out screening at the function.
Following a year of enforced inactivity owing to the pandemic, boats are now again on the h2o for racing and 16 superyachts are moored alongside the docks of Porto Cervo, grouped into a few divisions: Multihull, Superyacht and Rendezvous.
New for this version is the participation of 4 multihull yachts, which will compete below a compensated time process built precisely for them – the ORCmh. Big and luxurious but superior-performance catamarans is a group that promises growth in the near future, and is attracting both equally new entrepreneurs and expert yachtsman from the more traditional monohulls, as in the situation of Highland Fling 17, a 68-footer from the Gunboat shipyard. The other multihulls having part are: Allegra, a 25-metre design by Irens and Nauta Style, R-Six, a HH66 designed by Morelli & Melvin, and Give Me 5, an 18.5-metre Outremer 5x by VPLP naval architects.
The Superyacht class options 5 boats, ranging from the 94-foot SW Aragon to the 115-foot Swan Shamanna. Completing the listing are Missy, a 33-metre carbon hull designed by McKeon, the Wally Y3K and the Farr 100 Leopard 3.
Racing for the Superyacht division will observe staggered departures in accordance to the pace of the hulls, a system that makes certain optimum basic safety through racing for these imposing vessels.
The Rendezvous group is solely dedicated to yachts from the South African Southern Wind Shipyard who will collect in the waters of the Costa Smeralda for the SW Rendezvous and Trophy to rejoice the 30th anniversary of the SWS garden. The seven yachts attending will acquire aspect in the social programme of the event alongside one another with the other rivals, when on the water they will meet each and every day for a friendly sail in company.
Michael Illbruck, Commodore of the YCCS: “Seeing sixteen superyachts lined up in entrance of the YCCS for the first race of the year is the finest indicator we could have for an optimistic resumption of things to do. We want to share this positivity with the region that is our property and, much more typically, with the total yachting market – since international regattas like this one particular are an essential driver for the overall economy. Honest winds to all!”
The initially commencing signal is scheduled for tomorrow, 2 June at 12.30 CEST, with forecasts of breeze from the east of 10 to 15 knots.
For the entry listing, the official paperwork, event programme, live monitoring, photos and further facts make sure you visit the dedicated portion on the YCCS website or contact the YCCS Press Business.
by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda