Dubois Yachts are celebrating after Dubois designed sailing yachts excelled in both the 2012 St. Barths Bucket Regatta and the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous.
Dubois designed superyachts dominated the numbers at both sailing yacht events with an impressive 10 yachts racing in St. Barths, from a total fleet of 46, and 5 of the 13 competing yachts at the Loro Piana regatta in Virgin Gorda.
The Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous in Virgin Gorda was in its second year and drew an exclusive fleet of both race-orientated yachts and performance cruisers, complemented 12 motor yachts spectating at the superyacht event.
“We were delighted to see Salperton, Bliss, Ganesha, Zefira and Lady B being sailed so well. This excellent event will no doubt attract more yachts in the future – and we expect more Dubois designs as well.” Comment Dubois yachts in a recent press release.
The St. Barths Bucket drew a broad field of sailing yacht types. The most recent Dubois designed sailing yacht Lady B, had great success, winning her class and placing second overall. First place was won by the separately handicapped classic sailing yacht This Is Us.
The 45m Lady B sailing yacht boasted an impressive sailing performance thanks to Dubois’ expertise in design and naval architecture. She sailed conservatively and in the knowledge that her pace would never force risky manoeuvres. She looked spectacular from every point of view.
Mike Golding, helmsman of the Lady B superyacht noted after the regatta “that boat’s got legs”
Congratulations must also go to the Dubois designed sailing yacht Ganesha and S/Y Twizzle, who placed second and third in the Mademoiselles Class. The yachts were sailed beautifully and the crews have taken big boat racing to new levels.
In the year 2000, Ed Dubois sailed his first Bucket Regatta with one Dubois designed sailing yacht, against a handful of other yachts competing. Fast forward 12 years and what an endorsement to the Dubois designed sailing yachts and a wonderful demonstration of the broad and lasting appeal of yachts designed by the British design firm.
Other yachts were also sailed very well – the newly owned KOO sailing yacht showed her paces together with S/Y Genevieve, charter yacht Bliss, charter yacht Moonbird, S/Y Desitnation, Salperton yacht and Zefira.
We wish the owners of the Dubois superyachts a wonderful season ahead, whether they are staying on the Caribbean, cruising to America, or heading to the Western Mediterranean for private use or for the upcoming charter season.
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