Organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) in the fantastic Sardinia yacht charter location – Porto Cervo from May 28 to 30, the recently concluded Dubois Cup 2015 was marked by the overall victory of the majestic 46-metre Vitters superyacht Ganesha. Second place overall went to the 54m Vitters sailing yacht Nirvana, the largest vessel that has participated in this year’s race. The 29m luxury yacht Alcanara placed third overall.
YCCS Commodore Riccardo Bonadeo summed up the spirit of the event during the final prize giving: “This is a wonderful gathering of superyachts in a friendly and convivial atmosphere. We have had three great days and our thanks must go to Ed Dubois for designing these beautiful boats and of course to the owners for bringing them here to our waters. We look forward to seeing an even more impressive fleet in 2017 to help us celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the foundation of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda.”
Ed Dubois, Director of Dubois Naval Architects, comments: “The regatta has been a great success due to the amazing venue and the great work done by the YCCS team. We had wonderful sunshine and great breeze on the first day, just too little breeze on the second day but everyone enjoyed the event enormously and we are very happy to have joined forces with the yacht club for our biennial gathering.”
The event came to an end in typical Dubois style with a prize giving at the YCCS Clubhouse, followed by a closing party for owners as well as crews. The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s sporting calendar will continue this week, with the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2015, running from June 2 to 6.