Today’s events included some incredible competition on the water among the sailing yachts while the motor yacht owners cruised over to Peter Island for a lunch sponsored by BVI Tourism held at a private villa with panoramic views of the Virgin Islands.
The North Sound welcomed the Regatta with its infamous pristine sailing waters and gorgeous islands weather. The first day of racing was a sure testament to the incredibly talented fleet of dedicated racers participating in the three day race. We have an exciting three days on our hands ladies and gentlemen.
Tim Thomas, editor of Boat International provided a full race recap as follows:
“The fleet of 13 racing superyachts were greeted with perfect conditions today on course 10 selected by race officer Peter Craig, sending the fleet counter-clockwise around Necker Island, Virgin Gorda and Ginger Island for a total of 29 miles under blue skies and with a breeze that hovered between 13 and 17 knots.
The last beat proved a test for the tacticians with gusty winds through Spanish Town and several slight shifts. Salperton stood off to the left in the hope of more breeze which didn’t materialise, and at around 1400 it was Hanuman that took line honours, closely followed by Indio three minutes later. Salperton, P2 and Sojana crossed the line shortly after separated by just 54 seconds after nearly three hours of racing.
When the results on corrected time were announced, it was obvious that Indio’s charge from the back had paid off, taking first place on Race One. Last year’s overall winner, the J Hanuman, was second with the Philippe Briand-designed Perini Navi P2 coming in third.”
For the full detailed report, visit Boat International’s event website.
So when all is said in done, the standings after day one are:
- Indio, Wally (03:53:03)
- Hanuman, Royal Huisman (03:57:12)
- P2, Perini Navi (04:05:08)
- Sojana, Green Marine (04:10:51)
- Firefly, Claasen Shipyards (04:11:08)
- Ganesha, Fitzroy Yachts (04:13:52)
- Salperton, Fitzroy Yachts (04:14:31)
- Marie, Vitter (04:23:05)
- Zefria, Fitzroy Yachts (04:23:45)
- Bliss, Yachting Developments (04:29:40)
- Billy Budd, Royal Huisman (04:44:41)
- Altair, Derecktor (06:10:24)
- Lady B, Vitters (DNF) – No spinnaker
It’s time to freshen up our island hair and attire to join in this evening’s social events. The owner’s will be gathering for the Loro Piana Owner’s Dinner, while crews head over to Leverick Bay.
Day two of racing will start at 11:00 AST tomorrow.