News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery : Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta - Winners decided in Porto Cervo
Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta - Winners decided in Porto Cervo

'Firefly (Division A) - Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2014'    Carlo Borlenghi ©    Click Here to view large photo

The last day of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and Boat International Media in Porto Cervo, brought lights winds and several surprises for the 19 superyachts competing in the event. Overall winners of the seventh edition of the regatta were the Dutch yacht Firefly (Division A), the 34-metre Unfurled (Division B) and Italy's Grande Orazio (Division C), flying the YCCS burgee.

After a long and patient wait on the starting line for the easterly breeze to fill in, the YCCS Race Committee was able to sound the first signal for Race 4 at 2 p.m. Accompanied by 6/7 knots, the superyachts headed north to round Monaci Island before racing back towards the coast of Sardinia, through the channel at Capo Ferro and on to the finish line off Porto Cervo.

Firefly could not have been beaten in Division A heading into today's race, but a fourth and final bullet left her with a perfect record of victories. With a fourth place today Magic Carpet 3, with Jochen Schuemann calling tactics, was able to hold on to second place overall ahead of the 33-metre sloop Inoui who made her entry into the top three thanks to her performance in today's final race.

Unfurled (Division B) - 2014 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta -  Carlo Borlenghi ©   Click Here to view large photo

The Royal Huisman sloop Unfurled claimed her second consecutive win today to seize victory from Moonbird, the Dubois yacht steered by double Olympic gold-medal winner Shirley Robertson which had held the top spot in Division B all week. Third place went to Cape Arrow with Peter Holmberg on tactics.

Grande Orazio (Division C) - 2014 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta -  Carlo Borlenghi ©   Click Here to view large photo

In Division C the newly-launched Gande Orazio made a superb debut in her first ever regatta performance: with three bullets in four races held she also claimed the Southern Wind Trophy for the top-placed yacht from the South African yard. The 80 foot Selene, built by Nautor's Swan, managed to hold on to second place overall while a victory today brought Pier Luigi Loro Piana's My Song up to third place overall.

Owners and crews assembled for the prize giving in Piazza Azzurra this evening with the promise of seeing each other again for the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous in Virgin Gorda in 2015 (11-14 March).

'My thanks go to the Race Committee, who were able to set excellent courses for all of the conditions we had this week. It was all we could have asked for: our beautiful race course and the stunning fleet were complemented by fantastic conditions and a little bit of everything from strong Mistral winds to light easterly breezes - we had it all and we got fantastic races in every day!' commented YCCS Commodore Riccardo Bonadeo at the conclusion of the event.

Pier Luigi Loro Piana, speaking on behalf of the title sponsor, was equally happy: 'The level of sailing and the level of the boats was really high this year. We had a great week, good winds, sunshine, we couldn't have asked for more. I'm particularly happy to have seen several new boats racing this year and I hope to see them again both at the Caribbean edition and here in Porto Cervo next year.'

As the superyachts leave Porto Cervo Marina they will make way for a fleet of TP52 yachts lining up in front of the YCCS in preparation for the Audi TP52 World Championship, taking place from Monday ninth to Saturday 14th June 2014.

YCCS website
Event website

by Jill Campbell


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

7:01 PM Sat 7 Jun 2014GMT

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

News - USA and the World

America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature by Richard Gladwell/,

2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins by Vanessa Yates, Hawaii

Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet
Anna Tunnicliffe holds fourth at mid-point of Reebok CrossFit Games
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue
Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video
2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory
Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam on the horizon   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September   
DH Pacific Cup - Running with the pack + Video   
Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland establishes solid lead   
International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video   
Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel   
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2   
Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video   
Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice   
Leukemia Cup - Images by Leighton O'Connor   
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Meeting of the grand designs   
29er North American Championship - Final series kicks off   
29er World Championship 2014 set to start in Kingston, Ontario   
Barcelona and Parnu chosen for 2015 ORC championship events   
2014 Race for Rady Yacht Race - Benefiting Rady Children’s hospital   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Doubleheader events start tomorrow   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 3   
Sailing through STEM Night at California YC   
Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3   

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  

Switch Default Region to:

Social Media





New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World






Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text


Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery


Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery





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.
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT