The third edition of the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous was a spectacular event, 20 of the world’s finest superyachts racing in the remarkable surroundings of the North Sound of the British Virgin Islands.
Hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda at their Caribbean clubhouse on Virgin Gorda, the regatta fleet was a magnificent sight, moored along the superyacht dock along with a myriad of equally impressive motor yachts. Such a gathering is rare indeed.
One of the most beautiful yachts at the regatta was the German Frers-designed Rebecca, which is one of the largest ketches to be built at the world-renowned Pendennis Shipyard in Falmouth, Cornwall, and arguably one of the finest looking reproduction modern sailing yachts in the world.
Louay Habib is a freelance journalist and broadcaster based in the UK who writes for some of the most prestigious magazines and clubs all over the world, including the Royal Ocean Racing Club and the Volvo Ocean Race.