The Loro Piana Regatta, held in Porto Cervo in June (3-7), saw another regatta win for the unstoppable Salperton IV, which took first place overall, as well as ‘Best Classified Dubois Yacht’ and ‘Best Classified Fitzroy Yacht’
P2 with a full set of Doyle sails
There were 21 yachts of 24m+ taking part in the regatta, which was raced to the International Superyacht Rule (ISYR). Representing the Doyle team, Peter Grimm (FLL, USA) was on board on P2, Mario Giattino (Italy) and Matt Bridge (NZ) on Bliss and Quinny Houry (Palma) on Salperton.
The event began with light winds on day one, followed by stronger winds on day two when Salperton took first place in Class B. Day three saw Salperton claim overall victory, and the Fitzroy Race Day Cup, just ahead of Bliss who came in second. Bliss were using their new A2 from Doyle for the first time and it did not disappoint, helping her to reach 16.5knots in 26-27 knots of breeze.
Day four saw racing abandoned due to light winds, meaning the results for the first three races stood and that Salperton took first place overall.