Superyachts are heading to the sunny shores of Sardinia in preparation for the 2018 edition of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta. Organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and hosted in the beautiful setting of Porto Cervo, the event will see four days of exciting competition at sea commence on 5th June.
This edition of the highly-anticipated event will mark the 11th edition of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta - with the organisers at the YCCS promising another spectacular race for competitors and spectators alike. No stranger to superyacht regattas, YCCS is one of the most prominent organisers of local and international sailing events in the world. The organisation is completely dedicated to promoting the sport of sailing in all its forms, with the YCCS sailing school welcoming children and adults alike into the world of sailing since 1978.
A number of impressive sailing superyachts will be participating in the racing action next week, ranging from 27 to just under 50-metres. Although previous editions of the popular regatta have seen a variety of classes participate such as the Wally fleet, this year the YCCS has decided to return to the original concept: a regatta purely for superyachts. This, as Club’s Sports Director Edoardo Recchi explained, is to better serve the needs of the superyacht owners wishing to put their racing machines through their paces.
Accompanying the race schedule that will see boats roaring through the small islands in the La Maddalena Archipelago is a fantastic social schedule. Day one will kick off with a lively welcome cocktail on the elegant YCCS pool terrace, as well as daily after-race drinks and a prestigious award-giving ceremony. We are proud to announce that the SuperYacht Times team will be joining in on the action in Porto Cervo for the first time this year as Media Partner. Join us in kicking off the Mediterranean season by tuning in next week for live updates from Wednesday 6th to Saturday 9th June, and following us on Instagram for your daily dose of world-class racing.
See the entry list of participating superyachts here.
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