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The Perini Navi Cup 2018 begins today in Porto Cervo

By Katia Damborsky   18 September 2018

The seventh edition of the Perini Navi Cup gets underway today, with superyachts flocking to Porto Cervo in northern Sardinia to compete in the prestigious regatta.

It’s crunch time as the three-day competition, made up exclusively of Perini Navi sailing yachts will push each and every one to their limits.

An exhilarating exercise of performance and skill sees the superyachts racing around La Maddalena archipelago off the coast of Porto Cervo in Italy.

Racing will be divided into two classes: the cruiser-racer class, which is reserved for the more serious competitors and the Corinthian Spirit class, a relaxed division for yachts without spinnakers.

This year’s competitors include the 88m/289ft charter yacht ‘Maltese Falcon’, a yacht in the cruiser-racer class that has taken home victory twice in previous years. However, she was unable to replicate her success at the most recent 2015 event, and was beaten to the punch by the 56m/184ft charter yacht ROSEHEARTY. There’s good news for the ‘Maltese Falcon’ this year however as sailing yacht ROSEHEARTY will unfortunately not be among the line-up at this year’s race.

The competition won’t be easy though and there will be many rivals eager to snap up an accolade. Other yachts who will be part of the fast-paced action on the water include the 59m/192ft luxury yacht SEAHAWK and the 53m/174ft charter yacht ‘Jasali II’, both seasoned competitors in the Perini Navi Cup.

There are also several fantastic Perini Navi yachts attending but won't be part of the regatta.  The keen-eyed among you won't find it hard to spot the 70m/230ft sailing yacht SYBARIS  as she's the second-largest yacht present at the event, after Maltese Falcon. Joining her on the sidelines are 60m/197ft charter yacht PERSEUS^3 and 60m/197ft sailing yacht SEVEN.

Yachts in Porto Cervo, Sardinia competing in the Perini Navi Cup

One of the most prestigious events on the regatta calendar, the Perini Navi Cup aims to bolster a sense of community between participants in the Mediterranean yachting circuit. For instance this year at the competition attendees are encouraged to visit others on a yacht-hop. It's a very social event with cocktail evenings, photo exhibits and a huge celebratory gala dinner on the last day after the awards ceremony.

Renowned for its laid-back and cheerful atmosphere, the unforgettable event spans three days of thrilling entertainment and friendly ambience in the idyllic cruising grounds of northern Sardinia.

Not just beautiful scenery for those racing at the Perini Navi Cup, the area is also a popular destination for sailing yacht charter vacations, owing to the sapphire seas and buzzing culture on the Italian shores. The ideal location to rest and relax.

To find out more about chartering a sailing yacht, speak to your preferred charter broker.

Alternatively, view all superyachts available for charter in Porto Cervo.


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