The first day of the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous, held in the pristine waters of the British Virgin Islands, went with a bang as perfect conditions greeted both the fleet of 20 sailing superyachts and the gaggle of seven motor yachts taking part. The 2013 event is organised by Boat International Media and Yacht Club Costa Smeralda.
A few high clouds that drifted overhead earlier in the morning soon gave way to blue skies and sun, with a southeasterly breeze that held fairly consistently around 14 knots. “Today should be easy [for the race committee],” said Principal Race Officer Peter Craig, surveying the bay and the yachts moored on the YCCS Virgin Gorda jetty. “We have breeze, so around the island we go.” [Read more…]