Strong winds and Sardinian sunshine made for an exhilarating start to the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta in Porto Cervo yesterday.
The race committee set a 30 nautical mile course in the south-easterly breeze, which was blowing 18-20 knots at the start. The wind gusted up to 35 knots later in the race as it funnelled through the straits which divide the rugged islands of Caprera and La Maddalena from the Sardinian mainland. No one needed to ask why sailors call these straits ‘Bomb Alley’.
The team of Superyacht Media is on hand to provide photo and video coverage of the event and below is the video of the first racing day.