Spectator Information
Superyacht Cup Palma 2016

We welcome supporters and guests of The Superyacht Cup to watch the racing but we ask you to please read and follow the guidelines below. The participating yachts are big, fast, difficult to maneuver and very powerful. ALWAYS KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE AWAY.

There will be one start line and one finish line.
The Superyacht Fleet comprises 23 yachts split into four classes, Class A, B, C and D.

There will be a staggered start sequence for the Superyachts at two minute intervals.

The schedule time for the first starting signal is 13.00 however this may change according to weather conditions, time change announcements will be made on RACE COMMUNICATIONS CHANNEL 73

Courses
There are races on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The courses are not selected until the morning of the race and depend on conditions. Courses will be announced on the VHF on channel 73. *Please note this is the Race Communications Channel Only and must not be used by spectator vessels.

SAFETY INFORMATION

  1. Please approach sailing yachts from behind or to one side but NOT forward of the beam.
  2. Please watch for signals from the yachts crew who may ask you to move away for an impending maneuver, they can change direction and speed very quickly and you need to anticipate their move to clear out of the way.
  3. Some of the superyachts will have a dedicated SAFETY RIB, please follow any instructions they give you.
  4. Please be aware when you are following one boat another could be close behind or closing on a different angle, make sure you keep a complete look out at all times.
  5. Please be aware of and respect all other spectator boats around you
  6. We recommend that all spectators wear lifejackets, the stern waves and wake from other RIBs can be quite large.

START

The yachts need space to maneuver at full speed in the start sequence (prior to the start signal). Please keep to safe areas well outside of the yachts starting area and clear of all marks of the course.

MARK ROUNDING

  • Allow plenty of distance for yachts to round the mark (minimum of 100m)
  • Do not go below the marks as the yachts may gybe to port or starboard
  • Do not cross in front of any yachts at any time

THE SAFETY OF THE CREW AND PASSENGERS ON SPECTATOR BOATS IS SOLEY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SKIPPER ON EACH BOAT.

PLEASE ALSO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH LOCAL NAVIGATION, SPEEDING RESTRICTIONS AND HARBOUR BYELAW REQUIREMENTS.

Potential Marks for the Various Courses

Course marks are yellow inflatable cylinder buoys. The mark location descriptions below are approximate.  Values are expressed in degrees, minutes and decimals of minutes.

Mark Name Approximate Latitude / Longitude
START 39° 31.152' N    002° 40.771' E
PTA. ARANOL 39° 29.629' N    002° 42.594' E
ENDERROCAT 39° 27.512' N    002° 42.835' E
PANTAENIUS 39° 27.042' N    002° 40.860' E
REGANA 39° 24.790' N    002° 43.677' E
BAHIA 1 39° 28.444' N    002° 36.909' E
BAHIA 2 / CAPPA 39° 27.739' N    002° 36.124' E
ILLETAS 39° 31.371' N    002° 36.000' E
PORRASA 39° 29.482' N    002° 33.930' E
SECH 39° 28.000' N    002° 32.600' E
FINISH 39° 32.368' N    002° 38.226' E

COASTAL COURSE OPTIONS

Course 1 (Pennant 1):
Start - Alpha (Optional) - Bahia 2 mark (Stbd) - Illetas mark (Port) – Sech mark (Port) - Bahia 1 mark (Port) - Illetas mark (Port) - Porrasa mark (Port) - Finish
24.71 nm aprox

Course 2 (Pennant 2):
Start - Alpha (Optional) - Pta. Aranol mark (Stbd) - Regana mark (Stbd) - Pantaenius mark (Stbd) - Pta.Aranol mark (Stbd) - Enderrocat mark (Stbd) - Finish
27.9 nm aprox

Course 3 (Pennant 3):
Start- Alpha (Optional) - Sech mark (Port) - Bahia 1 mark (Port) - Illetas mark (Stbd) - Finish
18.72 nm aprox

Course 4 (Pennant 4):
Start - Alpha (Optional) - Illetas mark (Port) - Porrasa mark (Port) - Bahia 1 mark (Port) - Illetas mark (Port) - Bahia 1 mark (Port) - Finish
19.7 nm aprox

Course 5 (Pennant 5):
Start - Alpha (Optional) – Pantaenius mark (Stbd)- Bahia 1 mark (Stbd)- Starting mark (Stbd)- Enderrocat mark (Stbd)- Finish
21.43 nm aprox

Course 6 (Pennant 6):
Start - Alpha (Optional) – Pantaenius mark (Stbd)- Bahia 1 mark (Stbd)- Starting mark (Stbd)- Regana mark (Stbd)- Finish
26.41 nm aprox

Course 7 (Pennant 7):
Start - Alpha (Optional) - Illetas mark (Port) - Pta Aranol (Stbd) - Bahia2 mark (Stbd) - Porrasa mark (Stbd) – Starting mark (Port) - Finish
25.7 nm aprox

Course 8 (Pennant 8):
Start - Alpha (Optional) – Illetas mark (Port)- Pta Arenol mark (Stbd)- Porrasa mark (Stbd)- Starting mark (Port)- Finish
23.6 nm aprox

Course 9 (Pennant 9):
Start - Alpha (Optional) – Enderrocat mark (Stbd)- Illetas mark (Port)- Porrasa mark (Port)- Bahia 1 mark (Port)- Finish
23.2 nm aprox

Course 10 (Pennant 0):
Start - Alpha (Optional) – Regana mark (Stbd)- Bahia 2 mark (Stbd)- Pta Arenol (Stbd)-Enderrocat mark (Stbd)- Finish
26.6 nm aprox

Course 0 (Second Substitute):
(Course to be broadcast on VHF73). Distance to be determined. The course marks will be the same marks described in sailing instruction Exhibit 1.

Preferred Hotel Partner
St Regis
Premium Partners
Baltic Yachts Pendennis
Gold Sponsor
Code-Zero
Destination Partner
Silver Sponsors
Rondal Royal Huisman ZIS ZIS
Official Sponsors
Hoek Design North Sails Southern Spars
Official Suppliers
Collaborators
Mallorca Chamber of Commerce Ajuntament de Palma Ports de Balears Real Club Nautico de Palma