Despite initial forecasts that a light wind would allow competitors to embark on the Race Course 5 yesterday, the first stage of the Loro Piana Regatta 2018 in Sardinia has unfortunately been postponed until today.
Speaking to reporters yesterday afternoon, Peter Craig, the Principal Race Officer of the event voiced his disappointment, but remained optimistic that conditions would allow for the next few days to be full of action.
Of course, with so much on offer around the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and the resort of Porto Cervo, both sailors and audience will have had plenty to enjoy in the downtime.
Purchased and transformed into a veritable Mediterranean paradise by Prince Karim Aga Khan in 1962, Porto Cervo has earned a reputation for being one of the most exclusive hangouts in the world.
With its village populated with designer boutiques, and with the streets lined with a number of chic restaurants and bars, it’s no surprise that the Superyachtset descend on Porto Cervo each summer.
Indeed, to get a better idea of the experiences to be enjoyed in this part of the world, be sure to read our feature on how Porto Cervo is Sardinia’s shopping paradise.
With all of this in mind, those attending the regatta will have had no difficulty employing their time before the racing got underway later on today.
As one of the defining attractions of Sardinia, Port Cervo serves as a luxury haven for those on a private yacht charter vacation