sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta - Fleet ready for action
Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta - Fleet ready for action

'YCCS aerial view'    Kurt Arrigo / YCCS    Click Here to view large photo

Final preparations are taking place for the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2012. A fleet of sixteen superyachts are lined up along the quays of the marina, top yachtsmen from around the world are completing registration procedures and the last technical checks and measurements are being carried out.

Racing is scheduled to start tomorrow, Tuesday 5th June, at 12 midday and the forecast of sunshine and strong breezes, combined with a regatta course winding through the granite islands of the La Maddalena archipelago, are set to make for a stunning week of superyacht racing. Organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in collaboration with Boat International Media, the regatta is taking place from 4th to 9th June in Porto Cervo, Sardinia.

The fleet represents the state-of-the art in sailing yacht design and construction and ranges in size from the 24-metre sloop Ivanka to the 57.5-metre ketch Twizzle. Both boats were launched in 2010 and while Ivanka gets by with a crew of 12 Twizzle, the largest of the fleet, has a team of over 30 aboard.

The 45-metre Dubois designed Salperton is one of three yachts built by the New Zealand shipyard Fitzroy vying for the Fitzroy Cup - a competition within the competition - while five yachts from South African yard Southern Wind will be racing for their biennial trophy as well as for the Loro Piana prize. Among the Southern Wind boats to watch are KibokoDos with Jan Dekker (formerly with Alinghi) on board and Mrs Seven with former J24 World Champion Andrea Casale at the helm.

Among the renowned sailors gathered in Porto Cervo for the event are America's Cup Veterans Peter Holmberg (USVI) aboard last year's overall winner Highland Fling, Tommaso Chieffi (ITA) aboard Pier Luigi Loro Piana's My Song and Cameron Appleton (NZL) on Salperton alongside double Olympic gold medalist Shirley Roberston (GBR).

Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2012 -  Mark Sims  

Principal Race Officer Peter Craig, heading up the YCCS Race Committee, is looking forward to an exciting week's racing: 'Looking at the big picture the forecast is positive and ranges from eight to 28 knots over the week. The first day may pose the biggest challenge with winds at the upper range of what is suitable for the cruising superyachts. As with any forecast, however, we'll have to wait and see, but the organizer's decision to add a fifth day of racing means we are confident we will be able to get in some great competition.'

Competition and entertainment will draw to a close on Saturday 9th June while on Sunday 10th June the superyachts will make way for the formula one vessels of the TP52 and Soto 40 fleets ready to do battle in the Audi Sardinia Cup, organized by the YCCS from 11th to 17th June.

Racing for the Performance and Cruising divisions is scheduled to start tomorrow with Mistral winds of approximately 20 knots predicted.

YCCS website
Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta website


by Jill Campbell

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=98039

6:23 PM Mon 4 Jun 2012GMT


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







News - USA and the World



















The first annual WetaFresh is a big success by Tim Wieringa, Muskegon, MI


















Techno 293 Worlds - France and Italy claim titles by International Windsurfing Association,














420 World Championship - Singapore and Spain out front by 420 International Class Association,
















Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Tactics, endurance, achievement
Alpari World Match Racing Tour moves on to Poland + Video
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup final qualification system published
Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac - Karma Sailing Group wins
Red Bull 49erFX: Easing into the Olympic scene at Rio
Kempe thrilled to invite himself to Gold Cup party
2014 420 World Championships - Singapore wins Day 2 race
Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals
Etchells Invitational Cup - Girls on top in Cowes
National Sailing Hall of Fame reveals inductees
J/111 North American Championship - Wind Czar victorious
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race sets off August 10th
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau victorious on day 5
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship headed for San Diego
WPA Championships - Kids race divisions offered
New Clever Pig launched by US Sailing
America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting
Copa del Rey Mapfre - Build-up reveals some remarkable enthusiasm
Marblehead NOOD Regatta - Images by Leighton O'Connor
America's Cup: Two AC72 skippers discuss Foiling Moths and the Cup
RS Feva World Championship - Brilliant sailing on day 2   
America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature   
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014 - Relishing a challenge   
Edgartown Race Weekend - BBBR and Round-the-Island Race winners named   
Etchells Invitational Cup - Aussies take early lead in Cowes   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4   
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event   
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014   
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston   
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet   
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Final two days of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games   
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014   
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader   
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3   
Vic-Maui Yacht Race - Polishing the silverware   
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO   
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day   
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins   


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