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The Palma Superyacht Cup 2018: Racing Starts Today!

The Superyacht Cup Palma

Racing for the J Class is 20-23 June 2018

Svea and Velsheda will open The Superyacht Cup on Wednesday 20 June, the first of four days of competitive racing.

Racing for the Superyachts is 21-23 June 2018


2018 Race Entries 

Aquarius – 46m – Perini Navi – Perini Navi
Athos – 62m – Hoek Design – Holland Jachtbouw
Bliss – 37m – Dubois Naval Architects – Yachting Developments
Bolero 32m – Frers Yacht Design – Far Ocean/Bolero Yachts
Ganesha – 46m – Dubois Naval Architects – Vitters Shipyard
Highland Fling – 35.2m – Frers Yacht Design – Nautors Swan
Inoui – 33m – Philippe Briand – Vitters Shipyard
Mari Cha III – 44.7m – Philippe Briand – Sensation Yachts
Missy – 33m – Malcolm McKeon – Vitters Shipyard
Q – 51.7m – Dubois Naval Architects – Alloy Yachts
*Ranger – 41m – Starlin/Burgess/Olin Stephens – Danish Yachts
Saudade – 45m – Tripp Design – Wally Yachts
Scorpione of London – 46m – Judel Vrolijk – Baltic Yachts
Silencio – 50m – Perini Navi – Perini Navi
Sojana – 35m – Farr Yacht Design – Fast Cruising
Svea – 43.6m – Tore Holm/Hoek Design – Vitters Shipyard
Velsheda – 39.5m – Charles Nicholson/Dykstra – Camper & Nicholsons
Win Win – 33m – Javier Jaudenes – Baltic Yachts
*Ranger: Sadly, Ranger has withdrawn from The Superyacht Cup following the sudden death of owner John Williams. Georgia-born Williams took delivery of Ranger in 2004, the first of the new modern replicas that have led the J-Class revival. “This is such a great loss to the yachting community,” said SYC event owner, Kate Branagh. “John Williams was a hugely powerful force in bringing the J-Class fleet together. He’s done the Superyacht Cup many times and will be greatly missed.”

Meanwhile, organisers have confirmed that the Superyacht Cup will this year include a Corinthian class, which will allow owners to share the thrills of racing without a spinnaker and with a smaller crew.

Q will be joining the Corinthian Class, image provided by Michael Kurtz, Pantaenius

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.

Confirming the Superyacht Cup’s international reach, the event’s Preferred Hotel Partner, The St. Regis Mardavall, has expanded its involvement to their global brand which encompasses more than 60 hotels worldwide. St. Regis 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.

St. Regis joins the Superyacht Cup’s Destination Partner 100% Pure New Zealand – which is hosting the Welcome Cocktail Party on Wednesday 20 June – in taking full advantage of the high-level promotional opportunity.

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

Yachts can continue their friendly rivalry out on the race course by entering one or more teams of four paddleboarders for a relay race off the Palma dockside!

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

Source: http://www.thesuperyachtcup.com/entries2018.php