The annual series of regattas known as The Superyacht Cup is coming to Cowes (above)—in three years’ time, just prior to the start of the 2012 London Olympics.
Organized in conjunction with the Royal Yacht Squadron, The Superyacht Cup 2012, as it’s being called, will take place July 22 to 25 and is open to megayachts measuring 24 meters (79 feet) or larger. Given the Opening Ceremony for the Olympics takes place on the 27th and the start of the Olympic sailing races, in Weymouth, is the 28th, the organizers believe a good number of yachts will elect to participate.
And no wonder. Megayacht moorings may be installed for visiting vessels interested in observing the Weymouth events. In addition, the 2007 Superyacht Cup in Palma, held just before the America’s Cup race in Valencia, attracted more than 55 competing yachts.
As for Cowes, which is located on the Isle of Wight, it’s renowned for sailing. It’s also home to the Royal Yacht Squadron as well as the world’s oldest regularly held regatta, Cowes Week.
Details of the races and social events will be posted on The Superyacht Cup Web site in the weeks to come. In the meantime, anyone interested in competing can call +34 971 70 87 95 or send an e-mail.