In the final results of the Loro Piana Caribbean Regatta 2017, S/Y NILAYA from Class A has come out on top of all competitors to take the Boat International Media Trophy at the prize giving ceremony in the beautiful British Virgin Islands.
This is not NILAYA’s first victory in the regatta: Baltic Yachts’ 34m/112ft sailing yacht has earned the trophy twice before in the past four years, beating INOUI last year and proving her.speed and agility against the newer yacht.
“…we had a great race with Ganesha,” said P2 tactician Tony Rey. “It seems it always comes down between us. Matt Humphries and the guys on Ganesha are incredible competitors. We like to think we’re getting better and better at sailing P2. We all take pride in getting on the podium here. It’s a big deal.”
2012 Nautor’s Swan FREYA won all three of her Class C races, gaining her third class victory in the last 4 years.
“It was a fantastic week, we did well because we’re a crew,” FREYA’s owner Don MacPherson comented. “It was really good racing and we made very few mistakes. I attribute our success to the crew, they did a great job.”
A great number of the Loro Piana fleet also has confirmed attendance at the St Barths Bucket Regatta running from the 16th-19th of March, with P2, GANESHA, REBECCA, SUNLEIGH DANNESKJOLD and LADY B amongst some of the competitors.