The official closing date for entries for the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous is nearing with the provisional registration list reveals an impressive fleet of participants, including experienced as well as first-time participants. More than 30 yachts are expected to participate in this annually held regatta, which is scheduled to take place from 9th to 12th March in Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. The regatta marks the start of the 2016 sporting season for the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda.
Amongst the sailing superyachts that have registered are the well-known veteran participants such as the 34-metre NILAYA, winder of the 2014 edition, fast sloop P2, division winner in 2015, the 46m GANESHA, two-time winner of the Porto Cervo edition of the event, the 33m INOUI or the 66,7m HETAIROS. Newcomers include the 45m CLAN VIII, Swan 90 ODIN, 46m UNFURLED or the 38,8 m ATALANTE.
The motoryacht Rendezvous will by sponsored by Westport and will feature a number of luxury yachts cruising in company each day to watch racing and sample the beautiful coves and opulent hideaways of the British Virgin Islands.
All participating owners and guests will be entertained by a rich programme of elegant social happenings with welcome cocktails, the exclusive Loro Piana Owners’ Dinner and the final prize giving held at the YCCS Clubhouse overlooking the North Sound, while a beach party will take place at the nearby Oil Nut Bay resort.