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Line-up for 2019 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta announced

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By Katia Damborsky  27 March 2019

Taking place in Sardinia between 3 - 8 June, the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta invariably attracts a stand-out fleet of sailing yachts to the waters of Porto Cervo every year.

Twenty-four sailing yachts are currently confirmed to compete in the 12th edition of the prestigious Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta; a record number in recent years.

Widely considered a precursor to the Mediterranean superyacht season, the regatta sees sailing yachts take on a variety of courses around the iconic La Maddalena archipelago, along Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda.

Sailor stands on mast of sailing yacht during Loro Piana superyacht regatta
Aerial shot of sailing yacht rounding corner of La Maddalena archipelago in Porto Cervo during Loro Piana Superyacht RegattaAerial view of superyacht in Loro Piana superyacht regatta

The largest entrant so far is the 52m/170ft charter yacht Q from Alloy Yachts. A high-performance sailing yacht complete with lavish living spaces, she is both an established racer and proven platform for private yacht charters. She recently enjoyed a podium, second-place finish in her class at the St Barths Bucket Regatta, proving her capacity for precision and performance on the water.

Other participants include the 40m/130ft sailing yacht ‘My Song’ from Baltic Yachts. She is looking to replicate her winning ways this year, after the 2018 edition of the regatta saw her storm to victory, stealing a fourth-year consecutive win from Wally’s 45m/148ft sailing yacht SAUDADE.

The regatta sees sailing yachts take on a variety of courses over five days.

Racing alongside her, Perini Navi’s 50m/ 163ft luxury yacht SILENCIO is sure to draw in plenty of attention with her sleek Christian Liaigre-designed exterior. Not only does she boast a winning track record at the Perini Navi Cup, she also offers exceptional handling thanks to wide, open deck areas and a hull optimised for high-performance sailing.

Various other charter yachts will be competing in the regatta, including the 25m/82ft sailing yacht PADMA, the 35m/115ft charter yacht SHAMANNA, and the 33m/110ft luxury yacht THALIMA.

Yachts on the water racing in Porto Cervo
House in foreground with yachts racing in background in Porto Cervo
La Maddalena archipelago with sailing yachts rounding the corner in Porto Cervo

As well as allowing multihulls over 50 feet to participate, the 2019 event will also introduce an extra day to account for any races which need to be rescheduled.

Complementing the fast-paced action on the water, the Regatta plays host to a glitzy social schedule, which takes place in the refined setting of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. Competitors, boat owners and charterers will have the chance to network at cocktail receptions and sunset parties, all while soaking up the electric ambience of the races.

The 2019 event will also introduce an extra day to account for any races which need to be rescheduled.

Blending technically challenging courses with the beautiful and unique backdrop of Porto Cervo, the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta is an excellent way to extend an Italy luxury yacht charter vacation, and watch the action unfold from a luxury yacht on the sidelines. A popular charter destination in its own right, Sardinia offers long swathes of white sand beaches, luxury design emporiums and world-class dining opportunities.

Any other yachts which wish to compete, or simply join in on the Rendez-Vous aspect of the event, have until May 2 to register.

Bay in Sardinia, with bright blue water and white sand beach and Mediterranean terrain surrounding
Town of Porto Cervo with harbour in background between houses
White sand beach in Costa Smeralda, Sardinia

For more details about regatta charters or to learn more about how you can rent a yacht in Sardinia, please get in touch with your preferred yacht charter broker.

Alternatively, view all superyachts for charter in the Mediterranean.

 
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