Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta,
Missy and Highland Fling XVII win
The last day of the first superyacht test of the season in the Mediterranean confirmed the victory of the yachts that were already at the top in their respective categories.
After three days of perfect wind, the last day of the XIV Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of the main sponsor Loro Piana, was characterized by a soft The breeze that allowed the fleet to depart at 1:45 pm, when the chief race officer, Peter Craig, kicked off the multihull class, making his debut at this event.
With an east wind between 8 and 10 knots, both divisions faced a route of about 15 miles that took them around Monaci island with its characteristic lighthouse, leaving it to the left to enter the Gulf of Saline and turn Secca di Tre Monti , then head towards the arrival in front of Porto Cervo crossing the Passo delle Bisce.
Instead, the fleet that participated in the Southern Wind Rendezvous sailed to Cala di Volpe, where it anchored for lunch before returning to the Porto Cervo marina for the award ceremony.
In the Superyacht division, the 33-meter Missy, built by Vitters to a Malcolm Mckeon YD design, won again and finished the event with a perfect top four performance. Second position in the standings for the Swan 115 Shamanna, fourth today, and third step of the podium for the Wally Y3K of Claus-Peter Offen with Karol Jablonski in tactics, second of the day.
Among the multihull winners of the day and first on the podium is the Gunboat 68 Highland Fling XVII, strategist Cameron Appleton, second on the podium for the HH66 R-Six just one point behind third, Allegra who was not enough second place of the day to climb the general classification.
The Southern Wind Trophy went to SW94 Aragon, who competes in the Superyacht division.