Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta Porto Cervo (June 4 to 8, 2013) and Virgin Gorda (March 19 to 22, 2014, tentatively)
Organized by the exclusive Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and sponsored by the Italian fashion house, these two super-yacht regattas open the Mediterranean and Caribbean superyacht calendars amid the pristine blue waters of northern Sardinia and the British Virgin Islands, respectively. With yachts measuring no fewer than 80 feet, these are two of the largest gatherings of racing superyachts in two of the world's most beautiful harbors.
The Governor’s Cup (July 16 to 21, 2013)
The 47th annual International Junior Match Racing Championship event is sponsored by the Balboa Yacht Club in Newport Beach, California, and serves as a platform for young sailors, many of whom have gone on to sail in the America’s Cup and the World Match Racing Tour, among others. Twelve competitors and three alternates compete in identically built Governor’s Cup 21s provided by the Newport Balboa Sailing & Seamanship Association.
New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta (June 14 to 16, 2013)
The oldest and longest-running regatta in America has its 159th appearance this year. The annual event takes place on Newport, Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound. Sponsored by Rolex and featuring nearly 150 entries and several classes of racing yachts, the weekend includes an optional 19-mile Around-the-Conanicut Island race that is scored separately.