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Superyacht Cup Palma | Racing Giants

by Ingrid Hale

 

We are on our way to Palma de Mallorca as an official media partner to the Superyacht Cup Palma!

Sail + Leisure will be in the throws of all the action bringing you daily news, views and reviews on Facebook and instagram.

The Superyacht Cup Palma is Europe’s longest running and largest superyacht regatta.

Racing starts tomorrow, 20 June for the J Class and the rest of the fleet starts on 21 June.

Yachts like Bolero, Bliss and Athos returned from the far reaches of Asia and the Pacific, and others including Missy, Velsheda and Svea have arrived from the Caribbean to compete on the cool blue waters of the Med.

To match her good looks, the 50m Ketch, Silencio has shown previous regatta form in winning both the 2013 Perini Cup and 2015 Millennium Cup, so she will be one to watch once racing gets underway. Launched by Perini Navi in 2001, Silencio (ex-Perseus) was extensively refitted in 2012.

“The sense of excitement around Palma is growing with every passing day as we count down the days to  the start of the Superyacht Cup,” said Event Manager Kate Branagh.

This year the Superyacht Cup includes a Corinthian class, which will allow owners to share the thrills of racing without a spinnaker and with a smaller crew. Entries into this only slightly more relaxed category will include the 52m long-distance cruising ketch Q, and the elegant 46m sloop Scorpione of London, one of two yachts in the fleet from Baltic Yachts, a Superyacht Cup Gold Partner.

The event’s Preferred Hotel Partner, The St. Regis Mardavall will host the Paella Dock Party at Jack’s Club at the heart of the race village on Thursday 21 June and the Owners Mid-Summer Barbecue on the Friday, 22nd June.

As part of the relaxed and entertaining shore side social programme running through all four days of the Superyacht Cup, event Gold Partner Pendennis will again be running their highly competitive Pendennis Paddleboard Challenge on Friday 22 June.

SB 018 Pursuit Races

 

The full programme of racing and shore events, along with the entry list and other information can be seen at http://www.thesuperyachtcup.com/index.php.

Sailing Instructions can be found at http://www.thesuperyachtcup.com/sailingdocs.php.

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Photography is copyright Claire Matches www.clairematches.com and Michael Kurtz, Pantaenius. 

 

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