June 2017 once again saw another brilliant Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta take place at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. Alongside all the fantastic racing, a glittering programme of social events took place allowing old friends and regatta rivals to catch up against the stunning backdrop of the Sardinian coastline. Boat International Media would like to thank our sponsors and partners, Loro Piana, NetJets, Baltic Yachts, Pantaenius Yacht Insurance and Tai Ping, for helping make the 2017 regatta a huge success.
Pictured: Owners and guests gather at the YCCS for the welcome cocktail
The end of the first day of racing was marked by the highly anticipated Loro Piana Owners' Dinner held al fresco on the terrace of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda.
A delectable three course menu of fine dining dishes was prepared for guests by famed Italian chef Carlo Cracco.
Dinner was followed by live entertainment from Mario Biondi.
The penultimate day of racing was celebrated with owners, guests and crew coming together for the lively Sunset Party held at Phi Beach.
Paola and Trifirò with Pier Luigi Loro Piana and guest.
Carsten Michaelis, Tori Patterson, Michael Graham and Philip Baer of NetJets.