sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous 2014 – Day one
Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous 2014 – Day one

'First day of the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous 2014'    Jeff Brown / Superyacht Media    Click Here to view large photo

Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous 2014 - Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, The first day of the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous brought a round-the island race for the 20 superyachts competing in the three day event.

A fresh south easterly breeze of approx. 12 knots, some of the world's most beautiful sailing yachts crewed by the world's top sailors and a backdrop of sparkling turquoise seas dotted by the islands and islets of the archipelago of the BVI combined to produce a fantastic inaugural race. The fourth edition of the event, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and Boat International Media, is underway at YCCS Virgin Gorda from 19th to 22nd March.

The 34 metre Reichel-Pugh designed Nilaya claimed victory in Division A ahead of Leopard by Robertissima and the 33.4 metre Vitters-built Inoui respectively.

First day of the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous 2014 -  Jeff Brown / Superyacht Media   Click Here to view large photo

Vasco Vascotto, tactician on board the super maxi Leopard, chartered for this event by Roberto Tomasini Grinover who was unable to race today due to a fever, was pleased with the team's first competitive outing on the record-breaking yacht: 'We were curious to see how the super maxi would perform in this first race of the event and it was a great race in spectacular conditions.

The course around the island was interesting in terms of strategy, which sails to use. We are satisfied with the second place we got today, we did good clean manoeuvres and we didn't take any chances. We hope that tomorrow we will have the owner back on board and that we'll improve wherever possible on today's performance.'

All three of the top spots in the seven-boat Division B were taken by Nautor's Swan yachts. The 27-metre Freya, launched in late 2012 and competing for the second time in this regatta, claimed victory in corrected time ahead of the 25-metre sloop Alpina. The Fers-designed Selene, winner of the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean at YCCS Virgin Gorda in 2013, took third place.

The newly launched, J-Class inspired Tempus Fugit - in her first competitive performance - took first place in Division C by just under two minutes in corrected time. The Dubois-designed yachts Sarafin and the 2013-launched Moonbird took the respective runner-up slots.

First day of the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous 2014 -  Jeff Brown / Superyacht Media   Click Here to view large photo

Erbil Arkin, at the helm of Tempus Fugit, a Humphreys design with classic lines was happy with the yacht's inaugural competitive performance: 'We're over the moon. I'm loving being here. I just crossed the ocean, my first ocean crossing, a bucket list thing, to come and race here so for me it's absolutely great, it's marvellous - I am where I want to be, let's just say that! Loving it. Great boat and a great designer! The plan for tomorrow is just to keep it going as we have with the enthusiasm that we have.'

Following yesterday's welcome cocktail the busy social programme which accompanies racing continues today with the exclusive Loro Piana Owners' Dinner at the YCCS Clubhouse and the Crew Party sponsored by Marina Casa di Campo and BVI Tourism.

Event website: click here


by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda


  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=120310

8:53 AM Fri 21 Mar 2014GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World

























Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,










Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club? by Dan Ibsen & the Sail-World team, Copenhagen


Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta by Bruce Fleming, Santa Barbara
















J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe! by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight












2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins by Dobbs Davis, Detroit


Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five
Herreshoff Classic Regatta 2014 - Images by Ingrid Abery
Youth Olympics - Gold to Argentinean and Chinese Techno 293 racers
Youth Olympics Games Nanjing - Double Youth Olympic Gold for Singapore
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Two Handers celebrate
Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship 2014 - Brazilian dance party
IFDS Disabled Sailing Worlds Day 5 - USA fighting for Rio 2016 Berths
J/111 World Championship 2014 - Day 4: Shmokin Joe consolidates lead
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi on top - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 2
2014 IFDS World Championships - Breezy frustrations   
2014 Detroit Cup - Down to the final four   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Every finisher's a winner   
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 2   
J/24 US National Championship - Will Welles leaps into lead   
J/111 World Championships - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 – Day 2   
Light wind and a freak storm at Youth Olympic Sailing Competition   
31st Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Declared 'best ever'   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Aussies on fire   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Saturday’s racing images by Tim Wilkes   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Day 5 images by Jude Robertson   
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Champ - Day 3 images by Joy Dunigan   
Holt’s 25-year dream comes true with 505 Worlds Victor   
Emirates Team NZ: Collision puts an end to bid for a better day at ESS   
Extreme Sailing Series: Ben Ainslie Racing - mixed results on Day 2   
America's Cup: New brand and image partnership announced with SME   
Extreme Sailing: Tough and testing day on Cardiff Bay - Day 2 + Video   
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 1   
2014 J/111 World Championship - Bigger breeze arrives on day 2!   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT