Established in 2011, the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous combines three days of racing in the British Virgin Islands with some of the world’s largest and most beautiful sail and motor yachts.
The sailing superyachts have been divided into four categories to permit each boat in the diverse fleet to compete on a level playing field. The racing is regulated by the OrcSy superyacht handicapping rule adopted since 2015 by the superyacht racing circuit.
There will be an interesting mix of seasoned and first-time participants ranging from 23-60 metres, representing the best in naval architecture and design.
Shipyards like Perini Navi, Vitters, Baltic and Oyster have had several models competing while the list of top designers includes names such as Dubois, Briand, Frers, Reichel Pugh, Hoek, Humphreys and Holland.
In addition to the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous, the Westport Rendezvous for motor yachts of 30m and above will be staged to watch the spectacular racing and experience the beauty of the BVIs.
YCCS Club house and marina Virgin Gorda
YCCS 50° Anniversary Regatta
This year the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda celebrates 50 years of sailing with a special regatta in the waters of their Caribbean home in Virgin Gorda. A permanent Challenge Trophy will be established for the fastest round-the-island race in real and corrected time. Open to all sailing yachts, this 'festival of sail' takes place from 6-7 March.
The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda was founded in Porto Cervo, Sardinia in 1967 by president H.H. the Aga Khan and a group of founder-members as a non-profit sporting association. Renowned for organizing international sailing events such as the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, the Audi Sardinia Cup and the Rolex Swan Cup as well as World and European championships for top one-design fleets, more recently YCCS has promoted new superyacht events such as the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, the Dubois Cup and the Perini Navi Cup.