This year’s 12th edition of the Southern Wind Shipyard (SWS) Trophy came to its end on Saturday, June 7, marked by a great success of sailing yacht Grande Orazio and superyacht Cape Arrow. The event took place at the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, which was hosted by the lovely Sardinia yacht charter destination – Porto Cervo.
There was concern that the 4th regatta may have been cancelled due to lack of wind, but after a long wait at the starting line, sails were hoisted and the race began.
The shortened course of 20 miles among the islands, in light wind conditions of 6 to 11 knots, grouped the fleet, engaging the yachts in frequent tacking and jibing, turning the race into an exciting show.
Sailing yacht Grande Orazio, the brand new SW82#02, proved to be very fast, not only leading in her category (C class), but also dominating the 12th SWS Trophy.
Back at the Marina, after the race, the proud owner of Grande Orazio commented on the result: “I wish to dedicate this victory to Willy Persico and his team, for trusting and supporting my project since the beginning”.
Superyacht Cape Arrow, SW 100 RS, achieved the overall second place and third in the Loro Piana Super-yacht Regatta Class B division, while sailing yacht Whisper, SW78, ended in third place.
Maria Cristina Rapisardi, at the helm of SW 94 superyacht Windfall Pioneer Investment, expressed her great satisfaction on the performance of the boat.: She chartered the yacht for this event and is keen to repeat this exciting experience in the near future.
The veteran of the fleet, SW 100 charter yacht Farewell, contributed to make this Trophy unforgettable by offering exquisite banquets on the quayside of C pier.
SWS wishes to thank all those who have made this event possible: the event organizers Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and Boat International Media, Title Sponsor Loro Piana, the partners Pantaenius and Mumm Champagne. Next date is for June 2016, when we’ll be celebrating the 25th anniversary of this great South African venture.