Please select your home edition
Edition
Mariners Museum 728x90

Dubois Cup, Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta action on the way

by Jill Campbell on 24 May 2013
2012 Loro Piana Superyachtr Regatta Carlo Borlenghi http://www.carloborlenghi.com
The Mediterranean superyacht season is set for an electrifying start as the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda gears up to welcome more than 35 goliaths of the sea to the waters of the Costa Smeralda. The impressive fleets will be participating in the Dubois Cup (1-3 June) and the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta (4-8 June). Racing will take place against the stunning backdrop of the La Maddalena archipelago while social events will be centre around the YCCS Clubhouse in Porto Cervo Marina.

The Dubois Cup, held biennially and now in its fourth edition, will see a fleet of 14 sailing yachts and two motor yachts designed by the UK's renowned Dubois Naval Architects gather on the quays of Porto Cervo Marina. Several of the yachts will be spectating while those competing will include defending champion Timoneer, a 44.8-metre ketch, as well

as the 30 metre Nostromo which placed second in the 2011 edition. The largest of the Dubois yachts taking to the starting line will be the 51.7 metre Prana, built by Alloy Yachts of New Zealand, while the latest design from the Dubois stable, the 38 metreTwilight - launched earlier this year - will be following racing and soaking up the atmosphere as a spectator.

The spectacle doesn't finish here, however, and the busy YCCS calendar immediately continues with 21 superyachts enrolled in the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta. The event, which has been taking place annually since 2008, has fast become a fixture on the Mediterranean racing circuit and this year's participating yachts count an average length of over 34 metres. The fleet represents the cream of international nautical design and construction and hails from some of the world's top shipyards including Fitzroy of New Zealand, Oyster of the UK, Perini Navi of Italy, Royal Huisman of Holland and Southern Wind of South Africa. Some of the most imposing participants include the 45m Salperton, winner of the Caribbean edition of the Loro Piana regatta in March of this year, and the Wally 148 Saudade, also 45 metres in length. The colossus of the fleet is however the award-winning, ultra-modern Zefira at just under 50 metres.

'Following an excellent start to our sailing calendar at our Caribbean base in Virgin Gorda, we are delighted to welcome such a remarkable fleet of superyachts to Porto Cervo.' Commented YCCS Commodore Riccardo Bonadeo. ' It is great to see so many yachts return year after year, as a testament to the quality of our regattas and hospitality, and also to welcome numerous new participants. A special thanks obviously goes to our sponsors and supporters who allow us to remain at the forefront of the international yachting scene.'

For full details of the entry lists and racing programmes of both events please visit YCCS.

NaiadProtector - 660 x 82C-Tech Emirates TNZ

Related Articles

Candy Store Cup Newport – Deserving victory for Bequia
At Saturday night’s prize giving at a Newport estate on Ocean Drive, the 92-foot yawl Bequia was declared overall winner Thursday, in a 23.7-mile race that started off Castle Hill and featured Brenton Point and the Cliff Walk as scenic backdrops, the enormous superyachts struck imposing silhouettes against an overcast sky that every so often allowed the sun to peek through.
Posted on 2 Aug
Candy Store Cup 2017 - Overall report
The second edition of the Candy Store Cup went off in grand style this past week with 11 super yachts The second edition of the Candy Store Cup went off in grand style this past week with 11 super yachts entered into three classes for three days of racing.
Posted on 31 Jul
Candy Store Cup Superyacht Regatta action-shots by George Bekris
Photographer George Bekris was on hand for the second Candy Store Cup Superyacht Regatta in Newport, RI. Photographer George Bekris was on hand for the second Candy Store Cup Superyacht Regatta in Newport, RI.
Posted on 29 Jul
2017 Candy Store Cup Regatta - Overall report
This past week, July 27-29, 2017, the Newport Shipyard hosted the Candy Store Cup Regatta. This past week, July 27-29, 2017, the Newport Shipyard hosted the Candy Store Cup Regatta. The event showcased some of the world’s most spectacular yachts racing in a regatta created just for them.
Posted on 29 Jul
Stunning superyachts to race in Candy Store Cup Newport
The largest yacht entered thus far is the 184’ Perini Navi ketch Zenji, which will join the other entries at Newport The working shipyard has become the epicenter of the megayacht industry in New England and is uniquely positioned on the Newport waterfront to allow the public to view the yachts that are berthed there.
Posted on 21 Jul
Get better wave forecasts from PredictWind and ECMWF
Predictwind is well-known for accurate wind forecasts but now leads the way with accurate wave forecasts PredictWind is well known for its world leading accurate wind forecasts, but did you know Predictwind also leads the way with accurate wave forecasts?
Posted on 12 Jul
America's Cup Superyacht Regatta - Final day images by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery was on water at America's Cup Superyacht Regatta and provided this gallery of images from final day. Ingrid Abery was on water at America's Cup Superyacht Regatta and provided this gallery of images from J-Class racing on the final day.
Posted on 16 Jun
America's Cup Superyacht Regatta - Day 2 action-shots by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery was on water at America's Cup Superyacht Regatta and provided this gallery of images from Day 2 action. Ingrid Abery was on water at America's Cup Superyacht Regatta and provided this gallery of images from Day 2 action.
Posted on 15 Jun
America's Cup Superyacht Regatta action-shots by Studio Borlenghi
Studio Borlenghi provided this gallery of images from America's Cup Superyacht Regatta. Studio Borlenghi provided this gallery of images from America's Cup Superyacht Regatta.
Posted on 15 Jun
J-Class and Superyacht Regatta Bermuda – Action shots by Ingrid Abery
Photographer Ingrid Abery provided this gallery of images Photographer Ingrid Abery provided this gallery of images
Posted on 14 Jun