THE week of THE season in Sardinia!
Boat International Media and Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) are busy registering entrants and sponsors to The Boat International Superyacht Regatta to be held from June 9-13th, 2009. The fleet, which will again boast many of the world's most magnificent racing superyachts will compete over four days on the famed emerald waters off Sardinia's northeastern coast.
Confirmed entries who will compete for the ultimate prize on the superyacht racing circuit, The Boat International Silver Trophy include:
Charles Dunstone's Philippe Briand designed 36 metre Hamilton II, Claus Peter Offen's competitive 30.5-metre Y3K and Dr Thomas Bscher's 28.55 metre Open Season both Wally Yachts by German Frers, Marco Vogele's Philippe Briand 31.87 metre Gliss, Alessandro Rinaldi's Bruce Farr designed 30 metre Farewell and the 47 metre German Frers designed Hyperion, the 37 metre Luca Brenta designed stunning silver sloop, Ghost and Kim Schindelhauer's Tony Castro designed 29M Scorpione dei Mari. Other yachts are organising their Med summer diaries with a view to participate including the beautiful 49 metre Nathaniel Herreshoff schooner, Eleanora and the world's largest gaff rigged cutter, 46.3 metre Lulworth, and Barry Houghton's Ed Dubois-designed 44 metre Salperton.
Confirmed entries also include Lang Walker's Kokomo designed by Ed Dubois and built at Alloy Yachts who are also a Silver sponsor of the regatta. Tony Hambrook, Managing Director of Alloy Yachts confirms his continued support for the forthcoming years:
"In my mind, regattas are as important as yacht shows these days. It gives owners an opportunity to enjoy their yachts with their friends and colleagues . It also gives Alloy Yachts a chance to spend time with owners and industry professionals in a relaxed and informal way. Alloy Yachts is delighted to be supporting their friends at Boat International with their superb regatta in Porto Cervo, Italy once again".
Tony Hambrook, Managing Director of Alloy Yachts.
TONY HAMBROOK, MD OF ALLOY YACHTS
Future Fibres, also a Silver sponsor of the event, showing continued support for the regatta over the next few years. Many of the superyacht racing fleet have Future Fibres rigging and founder Tom Hutchinson, is a familiar face amongst clients on the regatta circuit.
"Following the success of last year's regatta, Future Fibres had no hesitation in expanding its involvement in this year's event. We are expecting a significant number of our clients and their yachts to be participating and we are looking forward to a competitive regatta and some great parties!".
Tom Hutchinson, Founder of Future Fibres
As with last year's edition, the social events ashore will be every bit as exciting as the competition at sea. The social programme includes Skippers Briefing Welcome Cocktail at YCCS, the glamorous beach party for owners and guests at The Hotel Romazzino, an Owners Gala Dinner hosted at the YCCS and the Prize giving in the Piazza Azzurra.
Ed Dubois confirms the dates of The Dubois Cup at the YCCS on the 6th - 8th June. He is expecting between 8 - 12 Dubois yachts many of which will remain in Porto Cervo to compete in the Boat International Superyacht Regatta.
EARLY REGISTRATION IS ADVISED AS A MAXIMUM OF ONLY 30 ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!Please visit www.boatinternationalsuperyachtregatta.com for further details. The gallery of images and DVD from 2008 is also available for viewing.
For further information, registration & sponsorship opportunities contact:
Alice C. I'Anson Widdows
Boat International Media
Business Development Director - Events
Tel: +44 (0) 208 545 9330/9338
Mob: +44 (0)759 100 6250