Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta: Missy and Highland Fling secure the lead

Written by Francesca Webster

The third day of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2021 set off to a flying start, with the multihull fleet setting off at 12:35 pm in 15 knots of east-southeasterly winds. The fleet set off to Passo del Bisce, the first passage of the route prepared by the Race Committee, chaired by the Principal Race Officer Peter Craig.Loro Piana Regatta 2021 Day 2 Photo: Carlo BorlenghiAfter leaving the Secca di Tre Monti to starboard, the yachts sailed up to the island of Monaci leaving it to the left, from here they set off on the anticlockwise circumnavigation of Caprera and La Maddalena to return upwind again through the Passo delle Bisce and from here to the arrival in front of Porto Cervo for a total of just over 30 miles.Loro Piana Regatta 2021 Day 2 Photo: Carlo BorlenghiFrom the off, Allegra and Highland Fling XVII sparred across the turquoise waters and continued to battle it out, with Paul Larsen and Cameron Appleton, tacticians from each yacht, creating an exciting passage. Racing at 20 knots in the Gulf of Saline, the final victory went to Highland Fling XVII, followed by R-Six and Allegra.

Loro Piana Regatta 2021 Day 2 Photo: Carlo BorlenghiThe superyacht division followed them around the island of Spargi, before returning through La Maddalena canal. Missy took the lead once again and secured her third victory in the regatta, once again followed by the Swan Shamanna and then the Wally Y3K.Loro Piana Regatta 2021 Day 2 Photo: Carlo BorlenghiThe wind gradually increased through the day, peaking at 20 knots in the Passo delle Bisce.The Southern Wind Trophy and Rendezvous program saw the South African shipyard's fleet sail to the island of Razzoli, where it bottomed out before crossing upwind bows towards Porto Cervo.Loro Piana Regatta 2021 Day 2 Photo: Carlo BorlenghiOwner of Allegra, a 25-meter catamaran designed by Nigel Irens and Nauta Yachts, commented, โ€œToday I had the best day of sailing I can remember.โ€

Today Saturday 5th June, the winners of the 2021 edition of the regatta will be announced.ย 

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