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.
On June 20th only the J class (two yachts) will be racing, the majority of the superyachts will also be out practicing.
June 21, 22 and 23 all yachts will be racing on the same course in the Bay of Palma.
The Superyacht Fleet comprises 16/17 yachts split into three classes: Class A, B and C. There will be staggered start sequence at two-minute intervals. The order of starting the classes may change from day to day.
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
On June 20th the course will be windward leeward in an area close to the start/finish area.
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday the courses will be 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.
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.
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 AREA||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|
|NEW ZEALAND||39° 28.444' N 002° 36.909' E|
|SILVER FERN||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||Same position as the starting mark|