News: Southern Wind Shipyard & The Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2010

December 22, 2009 by john
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Following the success of their involvement with the event in 2008 and 2009, Southern Wind Shipyard is proud to partner with Boat International Media and YCCS as Silver Sponsor of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2010.

Southern Wind Shipyard was established in 1991 by the Italian entrepreneur and company CEO Guglielmo (Willy) Persico. Located in Cape Town and with extensive construction work completed in 2009, the premises runs over 17,000m² of which 12,000m² are under cover.

Specializing in semi-custom sailing yachts from 72 to 120 footers, built in composite material, Southern Wind combines the most advanced construction technologies with the tradition of the best handcraftsmanship. The final product is a top of the range, seaworthy yacht for blue water sailing, built by a trusted name in yacht construction known all over the world. Top picture: SY Fado

Southern Wind Shipyard have been enthusiastic supporters of the event since its conception and hosted the IX SWS Trophy at the inaugural regatta in 2008. Every year, the regatta fleet has boasted a number of impressive Southern Winds helmed by their owners, many of whom have already expressed their interest in returning to Porto Cervo for next year’s third edition.

A fleet of eight to ten SWS’ is expected including SY Thalima, SW 110, the new flagship which is due for launch in January 2010 and that will reach Porto Cervo straight from Cape Town just in time for the start of the first race! The fleet will be completed by a large number of the successful SW 100 model including SY Farewell, SY Farandwide, SY Zefiro, SY I-SEA, and SY Mrs Seven.
Right: Southern Wind’s SY Farewell

Mr Persico and staff are delighted to support this fabulous event and look forward to four days of exhilarating sailing and first-class hospitality courtesy of Boat International Media and YCCS.

We have already received 23 registrations from superyacht owners and their captains who are eager to participate in next year’s regatta. Click here to view the full list of registered yachts.

A maximum of 30 entries will be accepted. Don’t miss out on your chance to be part of this spectacular event – register now and guarantee your place! Visit the site below to register for the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2010.

For more information on the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta visit or contact:

Alice C. I’Anson Widdows
Events Director
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8545 9338

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