A gentle kite reach into the Passo delle Bisce saw side by side racing for the Wally 80s.
It’s Magic Carpet 3 vs Galateia as the fleet spreads out downwind against the stunning backdrop of the Sardinian coastline.
The Wally 80s beat back to round Capo Ferro light in gentle conditions on day three of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2017.
Nahita pressing hard with maximum concentration from the kit trimmers as the yachts reach the Monaci islets.
Farfalla hard pressed on a tight reach getting round the Monaci rocks as gentle winds on day three forced all teams to race tactically.
Straight lining to the last turn of the course in the closely grouped and fiercely battling Wally posse.
It was neck-and-neck all day in the Wally fleet with boats jostling for position until Nahita took the win at the very last moment.
The crew on victorious Wally Nahita showed their passion and determination throughout day two and were rewarded with a best in class finish.
Despite a delayed start time, excellent conditions later on saw winds of up to 20 knots resulting in extremely close and thrilling racing.
Teams raced hard and fast with every second counting during day two - as this image of Galateia cutting through the waves attests.
Racing is close as the fleet prepares to turn south at Monaci islets before a final battle to the finish line.
Close racing for the Wally 80s as they line up entering 'bomb alley' with Magic Carpet 3 finally coming out on top in the Wally Class.
Galateia's experienced crew show off their skill as the yacht is pictured under spinnaker and staysail making best speed around the course.
With racing so tight throughout the day crews did whatever they could to get their yacht ahead - even taking daredevil trips up the mast.