For any who have longed to race in a regatta, Camper & Nicholsons International has partnered with Cloud 10 Racing to raise the sail on those dreams. Global specialists in yacht sales, purchases, and charters, Camper & Nicholsons brings 233 years of experience to the table—making the company uniquely qualified to pair aspiring sailors with the superyacht charters that best match their experience and desired location. Cloud 10 Racing, helmed by the celebrated sailor Tony Rey, then supplies the expert crew to make anyone’s competitive sailing dreams a reality.
Rey has been a three-time Americas Cup tactician, a U.S. Olympic-team coach, a match-race world champion, and a participant in the around-the-world Volvo Ocean Race, as well as sailing to victory in 10 renowned regattas in the last 3 years. He will assess both the skill and desired level of involvement for those planning to race a yacht chartered through Camper & Nicholsons, and then construct the team and tactics accordingly. Those who own their own yacht but need racing acumen and expert hands on deck can also take advantage of Camper & Nicholsons and Cloud 10’s new services allowing sailors of all levels to experience the thrill of rounding the mark, grinding the winch, or riding the rail during nearly all of the world’s most popular sailing events (except for the 2017 America’s Cup).
Approaching races in the winter season include the New Zealand Millennium Cup and, throughout the Caribbean, the St. Barths Bucket Regatta, the Superyacht Challenge Antigua, and the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous in the British Virgin Islands. During the summer, notable events include the Dubois Cup in Sardinia, Italy, and the Copa del Rey in Mallorca, Spain. (camperandnicholsons.com; cloud10racing.com)