Announcing the Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous 2011
Tony Harris, CEO of Boat International Media
“I am proud to partner with Boat International Media and Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. This strategic alliance will bring together motor and sailing yacht enthusiasts to enjoy the best cruising waters in the Caribbean.”
David V. Johnson, Owner of Resolute and Founder of Oil Nut Bay
“The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and BIM created the highly successful annual Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta in 2008. Building on this success it seemed logical to develop a series of international superyacht regattas and the BVI with their beautiful waters sounded like the perfect location. We look forward to organizing racing in the Sir Francis Drake Channel and around the islands of the archipelago. It will be reminiscent of our own regatta course in Sardinia where islands and rocks act as natural buoys. We hope that our experience in organizing Maxi and Superyacht Regattas will contribute to making this a firm favourite on the superyacht calendar.”
Riccardo Bonadeo, YCCS Commodore
Known by many as the “yachting capital of the Caribbean,” the BVI is the perfect setting for this unique gathering of some of the world’s largest, loveliest, and fastest sailing superyachts and a equally stellar collection of motor yachts.
Sailing yachts that have already shown an interest in attending the inaugural event include newly-launched yachts such as the Huisman-built 156ft Twizzle and the Dubois-designed 164ft sloop Zefira, built by Fitzroy. Alloy’s 192ft fast cruising sloop Kokomo, the Dubois-designed Salperton, the 100ft Farr-designed racer cruiser Leopard and the 136ft ft J-Class sailing yacht Ranger also hope to participate.
Motor yachts include Lürssen’s 197ft Linda Lou, the 130ft Westports Resolute and Migration and the 150ft Trinity Vita.
The Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous welcomes motor and sailing yachts of 80 feet in length and above.
For further information, please contact:
Alice C. I’Anson Widdows
Boat International Media
T: +44 (0) 7591 006250