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Plan your trip to the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous
2015-11-25

All the practical information about the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous has been gathered here, for your ease.

We recommend you book your accommodation as soon as possible.

Accommodation informationAbout the BVIsYCCS Virgin Gorda

On the water

Sailing yacht owners will experience three days of racing in the prime sailing conditions of the BVI, expertly organized by the international race committee at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda under the International Superyacht Rule rating system. Divisions may have different course, cruising or racing orientated, and starts (pursuit or flees starts) in accordance with the nature of the yachts. Divisions and classes may be adapted to accommodate the diversity of the fleet.

Motor yacht owners are invited to follow the racing and enjoy the spectacle of the sailing fleet. A daytime program encouraging owners and guests to use their yachts and toys to the maximum for on-the-water entertainment includes a wide range of activities.

Shoreside

The shore-based social program and activities include a Welcome Cocktail on the prestigious YCCS Lawn, an exclusive Owners’ Dinner in the YCCS Clubhouse hosted by Loro Piana, a fabulous beach party and visits to some of the nearby island’s most charming scenic spots and attractions.

Accommodation for the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous

We recommend you book your accommodation as soon as possible, as it is very limited on Virgin Gorda and the available properties fill up fast. Please find below various options for you to choose from:

NEW: Catamaran Charter

As accommodation in Virgin Gorda is filling up quickly, we have created a special event rate with the local catamaran charter company, should you still require crew accommodation.

If this is of interest to you and your crew, you can contact Monica Losco-Rader from The Moorings. Monica’s details are below:

Monica Losco-Rader

The Moorings
Email: mlosco@tuimarin.fr
Phone: +33 01 53 00 30 30

For details on berthing the catamarans near the YCCS, please contact Dario Cruciani:

Email: info@yccs.vg
Phone: +1 (284) 393 2000

Oil Nut Bay

Only accessible by water or helicopter, Oil Nut Bay’s Luxury British Virgin Islands Real Estate is ideal for guests seeking the comfort, safety and seclusion of their own private island plus exclusive resort amenities and services. All only minutes from the activities and facilities Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands and the greater Caribbean have to offer.

Click here for further details on Oil Nut Bay accommodation availability

Email:  info@oilnutbay.com
Phone:  +1-284-393-1000
Website:  www.oilnutbay.com

Leverick Bay

The Leverick Bay Resort and Marina is located in Virgin Gorda, the third largest of the British Virgin Islands. Leverick Bay Resort and Marina, is lapped by the pristine waters of a magnificent blue lagoon best known as “North Sound”. The resort offers tranquility with its spacious hillside rooms, suites and villas exquisitely decorated surrounded by the outstanding view of North Sound, Mosquito Island and the Caribbean Sea.

**Email:  **leverick@surfbvi.com
Phone:  +1-284-495-7421
Website: www.leverickbay.com

Bitter End Yacht Club

Bitter End Yacht Club is an island retreat where love of the water, family tradition, welcoming staff and the generous Caribbean spirit matter most. It offers fantastic watersports activities, spectacular waterfront leisure entertainment, and award winning accommodation.

**Email:  **binfo@beyc.com
Phone:  +1-800-872-2392
Website: www.beyc.com

BVI Villa Rental

BVI Villa Rental has limited availability across their program of condos and villas.

Contact:

Michelle Hodges

Sales & Marketing Manager, BVI Villa Rental

Cell: 1-284-346-3000

Tel: 1 (284) 495 3000

Website: www.bvivillarental.com

Other Alternatives

Airbnb has a number of options for the BVIs. Accommodation can also be found at the BVI Tourism Website  www.bvitourism.com or at the VRBO website  www.vrbo.com

About the BVIs

The British Virgin Islands comprised more than 25 beautiful jewels set amid the sheltered, turquoise waters of the central Caribbean Sea. Located in the northeast Caribbean, 60 miles east of Puerto Rico, the BVI stretch more than 30 miles along the Sir Francis Drake Channel. All year long, you can enjoy short hops from one blissful anchorage to another with easy line-of-sight cruising. Wintertime brings comfortable trade winds of 15-20 knots in with temperatures averaging between 75°F and 88°F.

The third largest island of the BVI, Virgin Gorda measures just eight and a half square miles. In addition to the sheer beauty of the island, travellers are drawn to Virgin Gorda for its quiet coves, safe anchorages, and luxury resorts.

Your privacy is ensured on Virgin Gorda’s deserted pristine beaches; there are dozens of white sandy beaches and hidden coves for you to discover. The Baths are the most popular natural attraction, where huge granite boulders create mysterious grottos and saltwater pools. A huge variety of unique indigenous plants and exotic wildlife thrive in the national parks and the nature sanctuary at Little Fort National Park. An amazing variety of underwater life and the warm crystal-clear sea make snorkeling off your yacht a delight.

About YCCS Virgin Gorda

For more than 40 years, the YCCS has been one of the leading Yacht Clubs in the Mediterranean. Following the expressed wishes of the Club’s Members for access to quality facilities and services on both sides of the Atlantic, YCCS decided to expand. The new location, on a private peninsula on the eastern tip of Virgin Gorda in the protected waters of North Sound, was chosen based on a number of key attributes including the beautiful location, with beaches, protected anchorages and marinas; its accessibility by air and sea; the security and stability of the British Virgin Islands and finally, the region’s renowned sailing waters.

This second YCCS base enables the international sailing and yachting community to enjoy the YCCS’ expertise in the organization of top-level international sailing events and exclusive hospitality services. Amenities at YCCS Virgin Gorda include the Clubhouse, several docks, a marina, as well as a restaurant, a pool, outdoor recreation areas, bars and concierge service for yachtsmen. The Club and marina, developed in partnership with Victor International, is linked to the new Oil Nut Bay Luxury Resort Community and Beach Club, as well as Biras Creek Resort, a Relais and Chateaux property.

The YCCS Virgin Gorda development includes a state of the art marina, designed by ATM and built by Bellingham Marine. The marina offers up to 38 slips for yachts up to 100 meters in length. The Club and marina have easy access to the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, as well as the islands and anchorages of the Virgin Islands and the Leeward and Windward Isles.

“The Officers and Members of the YCCS are very happy to see this new initiative come to fruition,” said His Highness the Aga Khan, President of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. “We have aimed to expand our sporting and cruising activities internationally for many years, and this opportunity in Virgin Gorda gives our Members access to wonderful new locations for sailing and yachting, as well as all the services that YCCS offers in its current home base at Porto Cervo. We intend to maintain the same level of excellence in all our activities that have come to be recognized as a hallmark of the YCCS in the Mediterranean.”

About YCCS

The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda was founded in Porto Cervo, Sardinia in 1967 by its current president H.H. the Aga Khan and a group of founder-members as a non-profit sporting association for fellow sailing enthusiasts. The YCCS is renowned for organizing international sailing events such as the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, the Audi Sardinia Cup and the Rolex Swan Cup as well as World and European championships for top one-design fleets. In recent years the Club has focused on promoting new superyacht events such as the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta  www.yccsmarina.com

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