A deep-draught keel, cable-based direct steering and carbon rudder mean she’s one to watch on the regatta circuit. The features were designed with her owner – who likes to take the helm – in mind, as was the aft cockpit and deckhouse, dedicated to navigation. It will be the first time Atlante joins the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous and will be followed by a campaign for the Superyacht Cup in Palma.
The Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta, held 9-12 March, brings together sail and motor yachts during a four day event for owners, their families and guests in the beautiful British Virgin Islands. Organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and Boat International, the event is sanctioned by the Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club and has a firm reputation as a lead regatta in the superyacht world.
Race day 1 – March 11, 2016. Day one of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta sees Atalante show her style
Atalante, the 38.8metre classic from Claasen, showed her style today on the course of the 2016 Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta.
With the sun rising on bright skies and brisker than normal winds, conditions were perfect for the fleet to stretch their legs in the first day of the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta. The race committee sent the fleet on a clockwise circumnavigation of Virgin Gorda, making the most of the thrilling conditions which saw them navigate outside a reef system and through a channel of rough seas, before raising their spinnakers for a long downward run.
Atalante, delivered in 2015, made the most of the conditions, with her cable-based steering, carbon rudder and continuous longitudinal framing of high tensile aluminium.
For her first Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta, Atalante experienced a well-timed and handicapped race which saw a close fleet fighting for the finish on the final beat for the line. The Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta, held 9-12 March, brings together sail and motor yachts during a four day event for owners, their families and guests in the beautiful British Virgin Islands. Organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and Boat International, the event is sanctioned by the Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club and has a firm reputation as a lead regatta in the superyacht world.
Race day 2 – March 12, 2016. Fresh winds on day two of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta
On the second day of her first Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta, Atalante, was greeted with bright conditions and a breeze that was stronger than day one’s.
The 38.8metre classic, launched by Claasen in May 2015, was ordered by an existing Claasen owner in 2012, as he stepped up from his 27.5-metre Truly Classic 90; also named Atalante. A keen competitor in regattas, he commissioned a yacht with features to make her one to watch on the course.
A deep draught keel, carbon rudder and continuous longitudinal framing of high tensile aluminium were included in the build with an eye to performance.
Day two’s course sent all four classes of the regatta on long reaching courses, running through the smaller islands off Virgin Gorda. Heading into the final day, the leaderboards bear testament to the highly competitive entries in the regatta, as well as the accuracy of the ORCsy handicapping rule. The final day’s racing on Saturday will be crowned with a prize giving for owners, guests and crew. Overall prizes will be awarded by event hosts, Boat International Media and the Yacht Club Costa Smerelda.
Race day 3 – March 13, 2016. Atalante’s first Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta draws to a close
A blustery start with 20-24 knot winds added to the excitement on the last day of Atalante’s first Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta. After two days of close racing, day three was set to provide a nail-biting race that kept spectators guessing right down to the line.
38.8metre Claasen-build, Atalante was part of a 21-strong fleet enjoying the beautiful environment as courses took them around the waters off the British Virgin Islands. Though built to provide an impressive level of comfort to guests, and to function exceptionally as a cruising yacht, there has also been no detail overlooked in Atalante’s build, resulting in a performance-oriented vessel.
Her underwater configuration of deep-draught keel, thin foil section and carbon rudder, combines with carbon mast and rigging for impressive turns of speed.
Though today wasn’t to be the day she won her first Caribbean regatta, Atalante already has her sights set on the Superyacht Cup Palma, in June of this year. Winners on the day included Vitters’ 42.metre, Bella Regazza, and overall winner Nilaya, who just beat Vitters’ distinctive 33metre Inoui to the line, after a three day battle between the two.
The Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta 2016 ran from 9-12 March, in the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s winter home in the British Virgin Islands.