Palma De Mallorca gears up for 2011 Superyacht Cup with new entries
Preparations are well underway for the 2011 Superyacht Cup regatta which will take place in Palma between 22nd and 25th June.
So far, 16 yachts have registered for the event including five brand new entries that have never competed in the Superyacht Cup before. Space at the Muelle Viejo only allows for a maximum of 22 entries.
Returning to defend their 2010 title is the 29m Tony Castro designed Jongert ‘Scorpione dei Mar’. Other past Cup competitors coming back to Palma in June include Ganesha (39m Dubois), Saudade (45m Tripp), Tenaz (39m Dubois), Drumfire (24m Hoek) and Gliss (35m Phillipe Briand). Gliss won the 2009 Palma Superyacht Cup and returns this year under new ownership.
This year also sees the biggest number of first-time entries to the event. Joining the fleet are two stunning modern classics, the 55m Adela built in 1995 by Pendennis Shipyard, and Marie, a 55m Hoek design launched last year by Vitters Shipyard in Holland. Other newcomers are Genevieve (37m Dubois), Nilaya (34m Reichel Pugh/Baltic Yachts), Nefertiti (27m, Nautor), and Heartbeat (35m Hoek).
Now in its 15th year, the ever-popular Superyacht Cup is the longest running superyacht regatta in Europe and is a favourite event with owners and crews at the start of the summer season in the Mediterranean. Famous for its relaxed atmosphere and fabulous sailing conditions in the Bay of Palma, the Superyacht Cup is very much a family affair with its trademark barbeques, dockside parties, and a
spectacular outdoor gala evening overlooking the Bay of Palma on the final evening.There are also plans for a Superyacht Cup Golf Day this year, on the day following the event, Sunday 26th June.
“It’s fantastic to see so many new yachts coming to the event this year,” commented new 2011 event director James Pleasance. “We look forward to welcoming these and all the other competitors to Palma in June and showing them what the Superyacht Cup is all about!”
First established in 1996, the Superyacht Cup has attracted over 200 sailing superyachts to the event since then, using a specially developed handicap system, to enable yachts of very different designs and length to sail against each other in a close and safe environment.
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