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The Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta is organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and Boat International Media). The Event is sanctioned by the Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club (RBVIYC) as the National Authority to ISAF.

Click here to download the 2014 Notice of Race, updated October 2013
Click here for 2014 Notice of Race – Amendment N. 01
Click here for 2014 Notice of Race – Amendment N. 02
Click here for 2014 Notice of Race – Amendment N. 03
Click here for Notice to competitors n°5 – International Superyacht Rule (ISYR)
Click here for Notice to competitors n°6 – Anchors/Chains
Click here for Notice to competitors n°7

Click here to see the preliminary class breaks, updated 12th March 2014
Click here for Notice to Competitors 3 – Warm Up Race
Click here for Notice to Competitors 4 – Warm Up Race
Click here for Notice to competitors n°5 – International Superyacht Rule (ISYR)

Click Here for the Sailing Instructions 2014


The Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta will be using the International Super Yacht Rule (ISYR).

Click here for an overview of the International Super Yacht Rule

All yachts are required to have a current and valid International Super Yacht Rule (ISYR) Rating Certificate. The required measurement information and handicapping fee must be received by the ISYR Rating Authority no later than 31 January, 2014 to avoid a late fee of €500.

For a Rating Application, application instructions, and a complete description of the ISYR, visit www.internationalsuperyachtrule.com. Contact information for those managing this handicap rule is provided on the ISYR website, or email directly info@internationalsuperyachtrule.com

Once you have submitted your application, ISYR will provide your rating information directly to the YCSS and the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta Race Organizers as well as issuing each yacht a certificate.

Please note that Entry Fees for the regatta must also be paid before 31 January, 2014.
Please contact kate.branagh@boatinternationalmedia.com if you have not paid your entry fee or follow the instructions on the Entry Form.

ISYR Racing Format and Scoring
The Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous will feature a staggered start format with the constructed course option. ISYR will be using time on time scoring with a TCF (time correction factor). The TCF will be derived from the actual layout of the course and the observed wind speed and direction averaged over the duration of the race. The ISYR scorer will collect observations from race committee assets and selected competitors. For more information on this format, go to www.internationalsuperyachtrule.com

There has been an inquiry regarding policy on dropping and leaving anchors and chains on the bottom prior to racing. The Organizing Authority recognizes that this has been standard practice for some yachts, both dockside and at anchor, to expedite dock out and maintain one’s anchoring location day to day. In fact, this is required of some yachts competing at the St Barths Bucket. All yachts need to abide by the safety requirements designated by their Flag State, Classification Society and/or code of compliance and the regatta rules of course, and in no instance should a yacht drop and leave both of her class anchors. If the intent is to drop and leave one anchor and chain, yachts shall declare such to the Organizing Authority by 1600, 19 March. The ISYR will then adjust handicaps in the scoring by the equivalent of approximately 1.5 seconds per mile faster. As you are aware, the ISYR, Organizing Authorities, and the SYRA are working together to obtain more accurate measurement information (including displacement) in the interest of fair racing. We fully recognize that this represents a first step in addressing a complex issue that is specific to superyacht racing. We appreciate your cooperation and welcome your feedback going forward.

Regatta Handicap Panel (RHP)
The Superyacht Racing Association, in conjunction with the ISYR, will have a Regatta Handicap Panel in place during the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta Regatta & Rendezvous. Details on the role and responsibilities and the form for requesting a meeting are attached here and available on the SYRA website at: http://www.superyra.org/regatta-handicap-panel.html

The composition of the RHP for this regatta will be:

Peter Craig/Kate Branagh
Cam Appleton
Mike Toppa
Jens Christensen
Jim Teeters

Yacht representatives can schedule to meet with the panel by submitting the applicable form available at the race office. The race office will notify the representative on the time and location of the meeting. Yacht representatives are not to meet with members of the panel individually during the regatta.

If you have any queries regarding the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta please do not hesitate to contact Kate Branagh, or for rating enquiries contact ISYR.