Maltese Falcon Victorious at the Perini Navi Cup 2011

With the final race cancelled due to lack of wind, Maltese Falcon held the lead at the 2011 Perini Navi Cup in Porto Cervo, Italy.

Perini Navi Cup 2011
Perini Navi Group

(September 4, 2011) Light and unstable winds led to racing being abandoned on the final day of the Perini Navi Cup 2011. Participants had been looking forward to the final duel between the top three yachts which were separated by just one point, however the final classification remained unvaried from yesterday with The Maltese Falcon taking overall victory. The 54-metre Parsifal III was tied on points but took second place thanks to The Maltese Falcon having gained a bullet in the first race of the event. Third place went to the 56-metre Panthalassa.

“My thanks go to the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and in particular the Commodore and all the people who made this event possible. Together with our partners and our team we were able to hold an event in which everyone participated with a sense of family. This reflects the spirit in which Perini Navi accompanies and assists its owners, not only building wonderful ships but also putting everyone aboard at ease, always ready to provide answers and solutions.” commented Giancarlo Ragnetti, MD of Perini Navi Group during the prize giving ceremony.

“The event was as spectacular as the ships,” said Riccardo Bonadeo, Commodore of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. “and the fact that a shipyard like Perini Navi returns to Porto Cervo every two years confirms the renown of our Club and our race course. We are very pleased that this event is one of the many important superyacht regattas that the YCCS organizes.”

The following prizes were awarded during the closing ceremeny held in Piazza Azzurra:
• Pommery award - Fair Play Award: Selene
• Perini Navi Award – The best cocktail: Parsifal III, Heritage, Heritage M (ex aequo)
• Quadrivio Sgr Trophy
◦ The very first Perini Navi Captain: Adriano Canova (Principessa Vaivia)
◦ The Best Charity Auction: Charterers John and Renee e l'Armatore del The Maltese Falcon
◦ The yacht which traveled the furthest: Perseus
• Axa Corporate Solutions Trophy- Race Day 2: Panthalassa (1° classificato); Parsifal III (2° classificato); The Maltese Falcon (3° classificato)
• Marina Yachting Trophy Race Day 1: The Maltese Falcon (1° classificato); Parsifal III (2° classificato); Helios (3° classificato)

The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s regatta calendar continues with the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship from tomorrow, 5th September to 10th September.

For further information on the event please visit www.perininavicup.it or www.yccs.com or contact the press office.