Yacht Club Costa Smeralda runs regattas on both sides of the Atlantic

Milan, 27th February 2015. With the start of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's sailing season just a few short days away, the Club's busy 2015 calendar was presented to journalists and sponsors at a press conference in Milan's Four Seasons hotel. An impressive list of regattas scheduled to take place from March to November is set to have owners, yachtsmen and some of the world's most impressive vessels flocking to the Club's twin bases in Virgin Gorda, BVI and Porto Cervo, Sardinia.

The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's winter base in the renowned sailing paradise of the British Virgin Islands is ready and waiting for a spectacular fleet of Swan yachts to start the season in style with the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean (3-7 March), a biennial event held in alternate years to the historic Rolex Swan Cup regatta organized by YCCS, Rolex and Nautor's Swan in the Mediterranean. The Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous (11-14 March), now in its fifth edition, follows on immediately and brings a fleet of imposing sailing yachts to the BVI. The first portion Caribbean events concludes with the Oyster Cup BVI (13-18 April).

The first boats on the water in Porto Cervo, as always, will be the Club's Smeralda 888 one-design sloops competing in the Vela & Golf regatta (22-24 May). The fast and highly manoeuvrable vessels, designed by German Frers for YCCS, will be back in action for the Coppa Europa Smeralda 888 (26-28 June) and the Members Championship on 9th August. During the s....

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