Top 12 photos from the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous

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The Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous

The sun sets over the North Sound

The Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous brings together sail and motor yachts for a four-day event organised by Boat International Media and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS).

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Held at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda

Yachts docked at the YCCS for the night

Based at the YCCS in the stunning North Sound of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands (BVI’s), the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous has been growing since its inception in 2011.

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Expect competitive racing

Yachts in a tight race

Competitors can expect some tight racing at the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous, thanks to the strong breezes found in this part of the Caribbean.

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The BVI's - a stunning and exhilarating course

_Aiyana_ squeezes between _Twizzle_ and the rocks

The BVIs is made up of more than 25 beautiful islands, with many secret experiences to discover amongst its hidden coves. A good navigator is essential for racing; the deep draught of some of the competing yachts means danger is never far away.

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A range of yachts enter the regatta

Large and small side by side

Cruising superyachts share the same racecourse with brand new performance orientated racing yachts at the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous. Variations in age, type, size and shape make creating a fair handicapping system a challenging task.

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New rules introduced for 2015

_Freya_ bears away around the mark

For 2015 the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous organisers changed the rules, opting to use the new ORC Superyacht rule to create a fairer and more competitive event. This system has also been adopted by the Bucket Regattas and the Superyacht Cup Palma.

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Superb conditions for final day

_P2_ racing at the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous

A building breeze from the east brought superb conditions for large boat racing and after a thrilling final race  _P2, a _38m Perini Navi, snuck in for victory to take Class A. She also won the 2015 Loro Piana Prize: the Boat International Media Trophy.

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Illustrious past competitors

_Endeavour_ and _Ranger_ move through the fleet

Endeavour and Ranger, well known J Class yachts, have both taken part in the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous. Past winners include 45m Salperton IV, 30.5m Wally Indio and 42.1 metre J Class Hanuman.

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But it's not just for sailors

A spectacular sight as _Nilaya_ leads the fleet downwind

Motor yacht owners are invited to join in the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous event programme, on and off the water. The day can be spent enjoying the spectacle of the sailing fleet whilst motor yachts stop off at the scenic locations in the beautiful surrounding areas of the BVI’s.

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Introducing: the Westport Rendezvous for motor yachts

Motor yachts anchor up to enjoy the racing

For 2016, Westport and Boat International Media are delighted to announce the first edition of the Westport Rendezvous, held during the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous.

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