Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2011
This years’ Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta challenged the 27 participating yachts to their limits. Though two racing days even had to be canceled because of heavy winds, the remaining races gave the contestants exactly what they were hoping for: challenging competition and conditions!
Vitters’ Timoneer and Marie participated in the Cruising Division. Steve Hayles, navigator on the 54.6m Vitters ketch Marie commented on the last day: “We gave the chance of racing today as no better than 50/50. The strong wind seems to have arrived earlier than the forecast told us. It’s a north-westerly and when the wind is blowing from that direction in Sardinia it’s nearly always windier than the forecast predicts. But our Owner is keen to go racing, and even if there’s no racing we might go out anyway. We’ve enjoyed the great sail the past days. And we haven’t fired our cannons yet today…’ added Hayles, referring to the three-gun salute that is fired every time Marie departs the dock.