The Superyacht Cup Palma
Dates for 2017 Superyacht Cup: 21-24 June
"Competitive yacht racing, a relaxed informal social programme and the perfect location for superyachts - it does not get any better!"
The Superyacht Cup is the longest running superyacht regatta in Europe, a favourite with yacht owners, friends, captains and crew who visit Palma de Mallorca annually for the four day event. With warm
early summer conditions and reliable sea breezes, the Bay of Palma offers some of the most idyllic racing conditions in the Mediterranean. The racing is run by the highly experienced international Race
Officers and the team at Real Club Nautico de Palma. The participating superyachts are all moored together stern-to in the Superyacht Cup Regatta Village located at Muelle Viejo with the iconic Palma
Cathedral and Palm tree lined Paseo Maritimo providing a stunning back-drop.
A five minute walk from the Regatta Village you can find Boutique City Hotels, first class restaurants, the best in international shopping as well as famous architecture, art galleries and historical
museums. Palma has something to offer everyone visiting this international yachting event in a vibrant and cosmopolitan City.
Improved VPP and Growing Line-Up for 2017 Superyacht Cup
Last week's New Zealand Millennium Cup not only saw Tawera - 28m of pure energy- sail hard to finish first, but also marked the start of the 2017 superyacht racing season. Next event on the big-boat racing calendar is the SuperYacht Challenge Antigua, which will no doubt also make for a compelling spectacle.
Meanwhile, in Palma de Mallorca, preparations are in full swing for the 21st edition of the Superyacht Cup, the longest-running regatta of its kind in Europe. While anticipation for this year's battle of giants is growing, our entry list continues to see more and more exciting yachts sign up, like the 27m Claasen
. This modern classic performance sloop was the first of the Truly Classic 90 series and made a splash in the international yachting community by taking home the 2007 Superyacht Design Award in the category Best Sailing Yacht 24-40m. Another award-winning competitor which hails from the Hoek Design
's drawing table is the 32m Irelanda
. We're thrilled to see her back in the bay as the last time she competed was in 2010. She hit the sweet spot that year, sneaking in ahead of the 27m Ithaka
to finish third in cruising class.
|We're thrilled to see the 32m Irelanda back to race this year, the last time she competed was in 2010. © Claire Matches|
A third promising contestant graced with the distinctly elegant Hoek
-look is the 39m Claasen
. She's the largest in the Truly Classic range to date and described by Andre Hoek as one of the best boats he's ever been involved with.
Pedigree yard and Silver Sponsor Claasen
are renowned for their delicious balance between traditional workmanship and the most modern of technologies. The shipyard is used to building performance boats and has constructed numerous past and present Superyacht Cup participants, including 2011 winner Drumfire
and the 35m Firefly
, she scored second in class the following year.Newly Improved VPP (Velocity Prediction Programme) for 2017 Racing Season
The ORCsy rule, in play since 2015, has consistently received the thumbs-up from both owners and sailors alike. As part of its commitment to continue developing the system, the ORCsy committee had its team of technicians attend each of the nine 2016 events to make on-site observations and improvements to the rule. As more was learned about the processes and application, the rating has been fine-tuned for this season accordingly. Only a few of the numerous new technical improvements include: a better evaluation of separation drag for deep keel boats and a more accurate windage assessment of gaff sail pans with a lot of rig. Along with the SuperYacht Racing Association (SYRA), ORC will carry on its efforts this year to develop and update this unique boat-measurement-based rating.
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Baltic Yachts on Board as Premium Partners
For the second time running we'll be able to count on the support of Baltic Yachts
. Baltic Yachts
boasts an impressive track record constructing high performance, multi-role carbon composite sailing yachts, like the Baltic 147 Visione
. Their latest launches include Baltic 130 My Song
, Baltic 115 Nikata
, and of course the bold and edgy Baltic 108 Win Win
. She put her competitors in the shade last year by becoming the undisputed victor in Class A and winner Overall! Additionally, the yard will be launching the already legendary Pink Gin VI
later this year. At 175ft, she is the world's biggest carbon fibre sloop and promises to be one of the most spectacular superyacht launches of 2017.
Three more orders for new carbon composite performance sailing yachts measuring between 85ft and 142ft have recently filled the Baltic order book. Fingers crossed we'll be able to see them on the Superyacht Cup race course during one of our future editions!
Sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 Superyacht Cup are still available. Please contact email@example.com
for more info.
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