The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s (YCCS) 2012 sporting calendar was presented to journalists this morning in Milan Italy.
In addition to the international sailing events 2012 also sees the consolidation of the Club’s initiatives in the Caribbean and through Audi Azzurra Sailing Team.
2012 Regattas. The YCCS 2012 season kicked off with the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous held at the Club’s Virgin Gorda, BVI base in March.
Superyacht racing will begin off the Costa Smeralda with the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta (4 – 9 June) and continue in September with the two classic events organized with the support of the Club’s historic partner Rolex: the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship (2 – 8 September) and the Rolex Swan Cup & Rolex Swan 45 World Championship (10-16 September).
YCCS Virgin Gorda and YCCS Marina. With YCCS Marina operational since 2010 and the new Clubhouse officially inaugurated in January 2012, the Club’s new Caribbean home is now complete.
The Clubhouse, which has been designed and completed to the highest standards, offers indoor and outdoor dining, a bar on the panoramic terrace, private function room, an infinity edge pool, locker and shower facilities and an event lawn for functions. The adjacent YCCS Marina Virgin Gorda provides a range of services and is protected from surge and swell, making it an ideal base from which to explore the neighbouring Caribbean islands.
In addition to the Loro Piana regatta in March, the Club will welcome the arrival in December of the Transatlantic Superyacht & Maxi Regatta , which sees a fleet of sailing giants race from Tenerife to Virgin Gorda and rounds off the YCCS 2012 season.