The regatta exclusively dedicated to Perini Navi vessels will take place from today, September 2-5, 2015 in Porto Cervo, hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda.
Inaugurated in 2004 as a family gathering for owners and friends, the Perini Navi Cup has become one of the highlights of the international regatta calendar. Among so many successful sailing events the Perini Navi Cup maintains its uniqueness as an extraordinary gathering of a fleet of vessels specific to one builder only.
For a few intense days approximately 15 Perini Navi yachts will challenge each other in the emerald waters of North- East Sardinia following the new ORC SY handicapping Rule with a full race program organized by the YCCS international race committee. The on-the-water action will be ac- companied by a glamorous program of post-race events. The unique combination of competitive racing, social activities and a true sense of “family” is the secret formula of the Perini Navi Cup.
Pre-registrations include the latest launches such as the super sloop Perseus 3 and the ketch Seahawk representing the newly developed 60m series. They will be joined by vessels such as:
Aquarius, 46m ketch - Bayesian, the 56m sloop formerly known as Salute - Clan VIII, 45m sloop - Elettra, 25m sloop - Ellen, 40m ketch - Jasali II, 52 m ketch - P2, 38m sloop - Rosehearty, 56m ketch - Spirit of the C’s, the 64m ketch formerly Felicita West - Squall, 52m sloop - Xnoi, 30m sloop
Finally, The Maltese Falcon, 88m clipper, the most iconic sailing yacht in the world will participate with a Chinese Charterer eager to attend this event.
Partners of this edition include Rolex as official timekeeper; the iconic contemporary Italian jewelry brand Vhernier; Axa Yachting Solutions at its third event sponsorship; Marchesi Antinori represent- ing the Italian world excellence of wine making; Audi as automotive partner and Rybovich as Perini Navi’s consolidated American partner in Yacht Service and Refit.
In addition, Fabio and Milena Perini are proud to share with the participants a charity project de- veloped by ABF- Andrea Bocelli Foundation, the foundation created by their dear friends Andrea and Veronica Bocelli. This project provides full medical care for over 1000 children in Haiti.
With a fleet of 59 yachts on the water, 56 sailing yachts and 3 motor yachts, the Perini Navi Group is the world leader in the design and construction of large sailing yachts. In 2007 the Group also began to build motor yachts with the brand name Picchiotti, thus re- launching the historic Picchiotti shipyard acquired in the early 1990’s. The Group is made up of the Perini Navi shipyard in Viareggio, founded in the 1980’s by Fabio Perini who invented and developed a revolutionary automatic sail control system, and the Picchiotti shipyard in La Spezia where the Group constructs its motor yachts and concentrates most of its refitting and repairing work. The Perini Istanbul-Yildiz shipyard in Turkey is where the Group’s hulls and deck structures are produced. Additionally, Perini Navi USA is a com- mercial division of the Group through which owners of Perini Navi Group yachts can arrange charters and find brokerage services for both new and previously owned Perini Navi Group yachts.
Thumbnail image of the Maltese Falcon courtesy of Wikipedia.org