Porto Cervo, May 31, 2022
Final preparations for the 16th edition of the Southern Wind Rendezvous and Trophy, organised within the Giorgio Armani Superyacht Regatta and hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, are underway. The 2022 edition of this high profile event, sponsored for the first time by Giorgio Armani, will be held from May 31 to June 4, 2022.
Six Southern Wind yachts ranging from 82 to 105’ are at the docks in Porto Cervo, ready to stretch their sea legs and celebrate both on the water and on land. The variety of yachts, owners and crews attending this year really shows Southern Wind’s versatility and these events’ popularity with owners of all types.
The Southern Wind-built custom RP-NAUTA100 Morgana is ready to take on the fleet of some of the most beautiful yachts on the water today with a top-notch professional crew that includes world famous sailors like Ganga Bruni and Vasco Vascotto along with Mario Giattino from Doyle Italia. Morgana will be racing in the Superyacht Division.
SW96 Sorceress and SW82 Ammonite are here with owners who have an eye on serious racing and are attending the Rendezvous with professional crews that include legends such as ParaOlympic sailing coach Brian Todd and Olympic sailor Annemieke Bes so expect some hard fought racing to the beach. In fact, these yachts and their owners are taking advantage of the Rendezvous as a training ground for their upcoming participation in regattas such as the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, scheduled to be held in these same Costa Smeralda waters in September.
The true Rendezvous spirit will be expressed by SW82 Feelin’ Good, SW100 Cape Arrow and SW102 Egiwave. Cape Arrow and her owner and friends are regulars at our Rendezvous events while Feelin’ Good and Egiwave have both participated in past editions of the Southern Wind Rendezvous, but back today with their new owners. All of these yachts will be bringing friends and families to the event and it will be lovely to welcome new faces and a new generation to our family.
As always, the social programme is as much fun as the sailing. Tonight there will be a Welcome Cocktail at the YCCS clubhouse, followed by an Owners Dinner tomorrow evening. Thursday is the night of the Southern Wind Owners Dinner at La Sasima, a stunning farmhouse in the scenic Sardinian interior. A Crew Party will be held on Friday evening. The Rendezvous and Trophy is sponsored by Gottifreddi Maffioli, Doyle Sails, Pantaenius and BAE, the company we collaborate with for our new hybrid propulsion systems.
Andrea Micheli, Southern Wind’s Commercial Director, is as always enthusiastic about the event and happy with its new sponsor: “The Armani brand is always very attentive to what it lends its name to, and its focus on exclusive luxury that is never ostentatious reflects Southern Wind’s values. Luxury, for our clients, means enjoying the challenge of sport in comfort, preferably with friends and family. This event is perfect for expressing the values of our community.”