Annagine Boat BASE - Waltenspiel Marco

Waltenspiel Marco from Red Bull Skydive Team and Annagine meet.

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My disappointment at the cancellation of the last day of racing at this year’s Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta due to too much wind was shortlived, as no sooner had the announcement crackled over the radio than my phone rang. It was Ian Savage, captain of Annagine, telling me that the owner wanted to go sailing anyway, and I was invited along for the ride. The story of this sleek, classically beautiful 33.9 metre sloop is far from standard. Built for a highly experienced yachtsman, she was not the progeny of a well-known yard but rather the product of an owner and his business partner who decided to go it alone, setting up their own yard to take on the project. With his background in property development, and latterly as the owner of a boutique hotel, it seemed an obvious step to take.