Two Zeelander yachts were in stunning Porto Cervo at the Boat International Silver Jubilee Superyacht Regatta, as Zeelander continues a prestigious and head-turning summer season at the Mediterranean’s most exclusive sporting and social events.
As Official Boat International VIP Hospitality and Media boats, two Zeelanders have been amidst the Regatta action around the Costa Smeralda coastline. The competition has been fierce, as the participating yachts cover the coastal routes between the islands of Gallura with breathtaking speed. With the world’s leading boating photographers onboard (including Boat International’s own Bugsy Gedlek), Zeelanders have been in hot pursuit of the field - effortlessly keeping up with these sea giants.
The Boat International Superyacht Regatta, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in collaboration with Boat International Media, has brought together a roster of impressive entrants from around the world. This event could potentially be the most extensive selection of superyachts in one place this year - many leading the field in terms of cutting edge technology and design. Zeelander are therefore delighted to provide the boats for the regatta, seeing this event as an ideal opportunity to showcase this premium new brand to an exceptional gathering of racing elite who are able to identify with Zeelander’s unique design qualities and performance.
In Porto Cervo, the natural home of superyachts and the international jet-set, Leander, Dilbar, Queen K and Athena, four of the world’s most magnificent yachts have also turned up to lend their support.
All competitors have had their sights on the prestigious Boat International Silver trophy which has been commissioned from Garrard of London, holders of the Royal Warrant.
With 23 boats between 24 and 52 metres long competing here, there have been some fantastic performances over the last two days of racing. The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s race committee did an excellent job in setting coastal courses through the islands of the La Maddalena archipelago which allowed superyachts from both fleets (Performance and Cruising) to sail in close proximity. Neville Crichton’s Alfa Romeo (NZL) excelled from the start, winning each of the three races in both real and corrected time while in the cruising division, Charles Dunstone’s Hamilton II was the fastest yacht in real time but lost out to Claudio de Eccher’s Southern Star on corrected time.
“During this stunning few days of racing in Sardinia, the Zeelanders have been fantastic Hospitality and Media boats for our ‘Sponsor and VIP Hospitality Programme’ provided to guests and sponsors of the event”. Tony Harris, CEO Boat International Media