Giorgio Armani Superyacht Regatta 2022

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Superyacht Regatta

The Giorgio Armani Superyacht Regatta concluded with a win in the day’s racing and overall victory for the Wallycento Magic Carpet Cubed, owned by YCCS member Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones, assisted as always on tactics by Jochen Schuemann. In the Multihull category the overall winner was Allegra, owned by Adrian Keller and with tactician Paul Larsen, who was beaten in today’s final race of the event by Lord Irvine Laidlaw’s Highland Fling XVII.
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The weather conditions, with overcast skies and a shifty and variable breeze, gave the Race Committee food for thought, before opting for a southerly course. From the starting line located off Porto Cervo, both divisions rounded the island of Soffi before heading for the Bisce pass and the finish line. Once again, starting procedures got under way as scheduled at 12.30 p.m. with the Multihulls setting off first, followed by individual staggered starts for the Superyacht Division.

The duel between the multihulls Allegra and Highland Fling XVII seemed to be going Allegra’s way again, however a tactical decision to sail close to the coast on the approach to the finish line allowed Highland Fling to overtake her rival right on the line, by just one second in real time – which would translate to 1 minute and 5 seconds in compensated time.

Competition was no less heated in the Superyacht Division, where Magic Carpet Cubed was forced to defend the overall lead she had conquered with a win on day one, as her pursuers, Bullitt and Magic Blue closed in. With Bullit and Magic Blue finishing in second and third place today, as well as in the overall standings, the podium places and the trophies offered by Giorgio Armani were claimed by a trio of Wally yachts.

In addition to the Silver Jubilee Cup for the winner of the Superyacht Division, the owner of Magic Carpet Cubed, Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones, received the YCCS Trophy for the best result among the members of the organising club and the Pantaenius Trophy for the best starts. The Traditional Superyacht Trophies presented by Giorgio Armani went to Inoui, Ribelle and Morgana respectively. The Southern Wind Trophy was awarded on behalf of the shipyard by Andrea Micheli, to the SW 100′ Morgana.

In the Southern Wind Rendezvous, meanwhile, the sailing “community” of the South African shipyard enjoyed friendly day sails, where the most coveted prize was spending time on board, in the company of friends and family.

The next edition of the Giorgio Armani Super Regacht Regatta is scheduled for 2023, while the next sailing events at the YCCS will be the Italia Yachts Sailing Week from 15 to 18 June, and the ORC World Championship from 22 to 30 June.

For more information in  event website.