A longtime favorite regatta on the annual calendar is coming back in late June. The Superyacht Cup Palma regulars are looking forward to it, as are first-time attendees—which, famously, include three J Class entries so far.
The Superyacht Cup Palma is the longest-running superyacht regatta in Europe. It celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, in fact. This year, the event starts on June 29 and concludes on July 2, with about a dozen or more yachts anticipated.
The Superyacht Cup Palma regulars include well-known yachts like the Baltic 108 WinWin. In fact, the yacht—appropriately named—took the overall title in both 2019 and 2016. “Racing at Superyacht Cup Palma has always ticked all the boxes for WinWin,” explains her captain, Will Glenn. Yet additional regular competitors include the Vitters sloop Missy, and the Abeking & Rasmussen sloop Baiurdo VI. Notably, the latter podiumed in Class B during last year’s regatta.
As much as the Superyacht Cup Palma regulars are looking to flex their performance muscles, they’re keenly interested in checking out new entrants. For example, they’ll see the Vitters-built La Belle and the Oyster 1225 Archelon. Furthermore, they’ll see the J Class yachts. So far Ranger, Topaz, and Velsheda have all confirmed.
Of course, the Js will race in their own class. So, too, will more modern performers, specifically in the Performance Class. It joins the traditional Superyacht Class and the non-spinnaker Corinthian Class as options.
All in all, “The competition is fierce but fair and friendly, and Palma is such a fantastic world-class venue,” Glenn asserts. “There is nothing not to like.”
Check the Superyacht Cup Palma website for the Notice of Race, and how to register interest in participating. It further contains details on the post-racing happy hours, dock parties, and other social-oriented events. All take place at the Real Club Náutico de Palma.
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