Twenty-one sailing superyachts and seven motor yachts have already registered for the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous taking place in Virgin Gorda (BVI) from 20th to 23rd March.
The event, organised by the Yacht Club Costas Smeralda(YCCS) and Boat International Media (BIM), is sponsored by the Italian luxury brand for the second consecutive year and will host racing and social events over four days. In a new development for 2013 and following consultation with super yacht owners, participating boats will also be able to take part in the Loro Piana Superyacht Trophy, a race which departs Virgin Gorda on 25th March headed for nearby St. Barths and the St. Barths Bucket regatta.
Racing at the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous is set to be competitive in both the Performance and Cruising classes with a mixture of veteran competitors, newcomers and previous regatta winners participating.
- Parsifal III
- Cape Arrow
The range of social events which have come to distinguish Loro Piana regattas almost as much as the racing will be centred around the YCCS Clubhouse in Virgin Gorda’s North Sound and will include a
- Welcome Caribbean Party,
- Owners’ Dinner
- Prize giving
- Farewell gathering.
The YCCS Clubhouse officially opened in 2012 and offers members, guests and regatta participants an elegant bar, restaurant and pool terrace with spectacular views over the adjacent YCCS Marina and the island’s North Sound.
A welcome lunch for owners and their guests will also be held at the nearby Oil Nut Bay resort on 20th March.
Participating motor yachts will cruise in company to Peter Island for a lunch hosted by the BVI Tourist Board and will follow racing on day two.
The Tender Treasure Hunt around the North Sound on the final day will give owners and guests of the motor yachts a chance to explore the sheltered, pristine waters of the bay.