As owners, their guests and crews recover from last night’s spectacular party at Phi Beach, the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta fleet can look forward to some great racing on the final day of the regatta, Fitzroy Race Day. At the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda quays, the wind is blowing from the west at a fair rate of knots – but not enough to delay the start of today’s proceedings. The first warning signal for the Performance class – which this year includes a cruiser/racer division and a pure racing division – is due at 1130.
There is all to play for in the Cruising class. Scorpione Dei Mari currently holds the lead, but with several yachts all within four points, a good or bad day on the water today for any of the competing yachts could radically change the order – it really is anyone’s game. The Southern Wind yachts will also be holding their own mini-battle with the Southern Wind Shipyard Trophy up for grabs. With Mrs Seven and Kiboko both having put in a strong result in the last race, on Wednesday, and with Cape Arrow, L’Ondineand I-Sea fighting hard, it will be a tough one to call.