The Dubois Cup is an exciting regatta that brings together many Dubois designed yachts, owners, crew industry associates and media alike. The event immediately precedes the Loro Piana Superyacht regatta with one racing rest in between.
As in previous years, there will be two days of racing at the Dubois Cup from 4th – 6th June, 2011 and the evening events will include the owners and guests’ dinner and a prize giving party to follow the close of racing on the 6th.
The Dubois Cup
The inaugural Dubois Cup took place in Palma in 2007 after Ed Dubois agreed with a client who suggested the idea of a regatta solely for Dubois yachts. As the idea grew, the Dubois Cup was established – becoming a great opportunity for owners to enjoy their boats, to put them through their paces and to meet other Dubois owners and friends.
The second Dubois Cup took place in 2009 at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Sardinia. The third Dubois Cup will again take place at the Yacht Club Costsa Smeralda (YCCS) from 4th – 6th June, 2011. This regatta promises to be bigger but will still retain the wonderful ethos and atmosphere that is at the heart of the Dubois brand.
There are currently eight yachts confirmed for participation. Included in the line up are three of Dubois’ prominent launches from the last year. Superyacht Kokomo (58.4m) sailing yacht Twizzle (57.5m) and yacht Zefira (49.7m)
Dubois, in partnership with Yacht Carbon Offset, has decided to balance the estimated carbon footprint of the Dubois Cup, including an allowance for participants’ air travel to Sardinia.
Greenhouse gas emissions from the event have been offset by equivalent emissions reductions achieved by independently verified green energy projects.
The Dubois Cup 2011 is understood to be the first major Superyacht regatta to neutralise its carbon footprint in this way.
Yacht Carbon Offset provides a specialist service to superyacht clients; both motor and sail, and has Lloyds Register Quality Assurance Certification.
Ed Dubois has a very personal interest in supporting the work of charities dedicated to research into childhood cancer. The Dubois Cup is a platform for fund-raising and creating greater awareness. The first two events supported CLIC Sargent and Sparks respectively and have cumulatively raised in excess of €200,000.
The 2011 Dubois Cup Regatta will, once again, aim to raise a significant sum for the ongoing research into childhood cancers, with a very specific aim of increasing survival rates for the rarer types of childhood cancer such as Neuroblastoma. In the same way that survival rates for childhood Leukaemia have increased dramatically over the last twenty years, Ed Dubois is committed to making this happen in other areas, by funding specific research programmes, peer-reviewed by specialists in this field.
A fund has been created at the well-established medical research charity SPARKS. All funds raised will go directly to this registered charity for specific projects in the area of childhood cancer research agreed by Ed and Honor Dubois.
Yacht Club Costa Smeralda
The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda is based in Porto Cervo in the Costa Smeralda area of Sardinia, known for its beautiful scenery and strong traditions. The Costa Smeralda, an archipelago with abundant wind, sunshine and racing areas offers ideal sailing conditions for the Dubois Cup.
Adjoining the YCCS building, the Piazza Azzurra is at the heart of the Club’s sporting and social events. Prize giving’s are held in Piazza Azzurra as well as parties for owners and crew.