The majestic fleet of Perini Navi superyachts gathered in Porto Cervo took to the waters of the Costa Smeralda once again yesterday for Race 2 of the Italian shipyard’s biennial regatta and “family gathering”. The 56 metre ketch Rosehearty was guided around the islands of the La Maddalena archipelago by legendary tactician Paul Cayard.
The fleet had to contend with a lighter breeze than the forecasted 15 knots. Following a starting sequence which saw the air growing steadily softer, the yachts found better conditions after rounding the top corner of the La Maddalena island. With the breeze dying out towards the finish line however, the Race Committee was forced to shorten the course and set the finish line south-west of the island of Santo Stefano.
In a repeat performance of yesterday’s performance Rosehearty was followed today by the sloop Clan VIII in second and the giant of the fleet, the 88-metre The Maltese Falcon in third. All three yachts therefore maintain the same respective positions in the overall classification.
On their return to the docks owners and their guests took part in the Marchesi Antinori Cocktail Contest on board the yachts while crews prepared for a cocktail party hosted at Bar Aqua, overlooking the Marina.