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12 yachts racing at the 2022 Superyacht Cup Palma

The Superyacht Cup gets underway this week in Palma, marking a significant occasion as Europe's longest-running superyacht regatta and one of the first racing events of the Mediterranean season. The four-day regatta runs from June 29 to July 2 and will see a fleet of high-performance sailing yachts put through their paces around the shores of Mallorca.  Leading the charge out on the water are the quartet of  J Class yachts - Topaz , Ranger , Velsheda and Svea - who will be joined by bluewater cruisers, modern classics and high-performance carbon flyers. Take a look at this year's lineup...  

Length : 46m Builder: Vitters

Named after the Hindu deity representing the Lord of Good Fortune , Ganesha   was commissioned by an experienced yachtsman as the successor to his 38.9-metre Fitzroy sailing yacht by the same name. This time Dutch shipyard Vitters , with the help of Dubois Naval Architects , was chosen to bring the owner's vision to life. The sloop was delivered in 2013. Ganesha 's lines were inspired by the beam-to-length ratio and the low freeboard of the J Class yachts and she flies a bright orange spinnaker with the depiction of the Hindu god. She finished second in her class at last year's Superyacht Cup and will be returning to fight for first.

Length : 43.6m Builder : Vitters

Svea is the largest and newest member of the J Class fleet, hitting the water for the first time in 2017. The original lines for this Super J were designed by Tore Holm in 1937 but the yacht was never built. Hoek Design Naval Architects were called on to revive the 75-year-old drawings and bring her into the 21st Century with an aluminium hull and 53.75 metre carbon fibre main mast. She will be racing under new ownership after changing hands in April 2022 . 

Length : 43m Builder : Vitters

Another Vitters-built competitor racing at this year's Superyacht Cup Palma is La Belle , an aluminium sloop designed by Dubois Naval Architects Design . She was delivered in 2002 to an owner looking for a bluewater cruiser and has completed two circumnavigations in her lifetime. During her time in Auckland in 2019, she was extensively refitted with work including the installation of a new rig. This will be La Belle 's first time racing at the Superyacht Cup.

Length : 42.7m Builder : Holland Jachtbouw

Topaz is based on an unbuilt 1938 design by Frank C Paine, the son of the three-time America’s Cup winner General Charles J Paine. The modern aluminium incarnation measures 42.62 metres and was launched by Dutch yard Holland Jachtbouw  in 2015. Hoek Design Naval Architects, who styled Topaz inside and out, describe her as “a good all-round performer”. She was the longest J by waterline length at the time of her launch but was later dethroned by Svea .

Length : 41m Builder : Danish Yachts

Ranger was the first J Class sailing yacht to be built since the 1930s heyday of the original fleet. She is a replica of the 1937 America's Cup winner by the same name, built with a steel hull and delivered in 2004 by Danish Yachts. She has had several refits since her launch to make her more competitive. Work included swapping out her rod rigging for modern composite EC6 and the addition of a carbon boom. 

Length : 39.5m Builder : Camper & Nicholsons

Velsheda has competed many times at the Superyacht Cup Palma and even took overall win in 2018. After losing out on the win to Ranger in the St Barths Bucket by a single point, all eyes will be on the J Class battle at this year's regatta. Built in 1933 for the owner of Woolworths, Velsheda is one of the few Js still racing on her original bottom. She was the second J Class designed by Charles Nicholson and is the only original to be sailing that was not built specifically for the Amercia's Cup.

Length : 37.45m Builder : Pendennis

The 37 metre Oyster sailing yacht Archelon will be making her Superyacht Cup debut this year. The Oyster 1225 was built to a design by   Humphreys Yacht Design Ltd and completed in 2020. For easy sail handling, she is fitted with a Southern Spars in-boom furling system, hydraulic furling inner forestay, and a mainsail arranged to take a third reef along with a dedicated storm trysail track on the mast. In 14 knots of true wind she climbs upwind at ease at 11 knots and almost matches the wind speed on a reach. Meanwhile, in stronger breezes of 20 to 25 knots she will sit happily at 14 to 15 knots. Twin rudders were chosen for performance and efficiency.

Length : 33m Builder : Baltic Yachts

Following a two-year hiatus, Win Win is back in Palma and hoping to live up to both her name and her regatta record, after winning both her class and the overall title at the Superyacht Cup in 2019. This racer-cruiser leans ever-so-slightly towards the racing side with a carbon-fibre construction, lifting keel and a retractable propulsion system (RPS) to minimise drag and maximise speed. She has been designed to take a square-topped racing main and has a bolt-on bowsprit that allows her to fly powerful kites. In 12 to 13 knots, she sits comfortably at 11.2 knots close-hauled. She was designed by Javier Jaudenes and finished in carbon grey and a racing green stripe.

Length : 33m Builder : Vitters

The Vitters-built Missy is returning to the Superyacht Cup under a new name, Pattoo after a change in ownership earlier this year. She was developed in collaboration with Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design and is the first project from the studio. The owner's brief was for a carbon-fibre performance cruiser and resulted in her slim 7.5 metre beam, generous sail plan and lifting keel that extends from 3.75 metres to five metres. She has a carbon-fibre mast is from Southern Spars (with ECsix carbon rigging) and carries a sail wardrobe from North Sails.

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Length : 32m Builder : Southern Wind

Kiboko Tres is the third Southern Wind built for an experienced yachtsman after upgrading from his SW94. The brief was for a sailing yacht built for regattas, but also for family cruising. Kiboko was the second hull in the SW105 mini-series and is optimised for performance with a larger sailplan than its sisterships, three tonnes more lead in the fixed keel and twin rudders.

Length : 27m Builder : Concordia

Classic wooden sailing yacht Savannah was designed by celebrated Newport designer David Pedrick and takes inspiration from some of the finest classic yachts on the water such as Halloween by Fife and J Class Endeavour by Charles E. Nicholson . The brief was to “build the most beautiful classic yacht conceivable” and her build team did just that. Her classic styling is deceptive, though, as it conceals her integrated modern systems and engineers. 

Length : 24m Builder : Wally

Rose was delivered as Tango G in 2006 and is the work of Wally , Farr Yacht Design , Luca Bassani and Lazzarini Pickering Architetti . She is a three-cabin Wally80 design with a flush deck, carbon rig and 3DL self-tacking jib for simple handling. Her four winches are mounted aft of the cockpit which keeps the sailing and social areas of the boat separate when cruising. 

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Anticipation Builds for the 2024 Superyacht Cup Palma

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The annual Mallorcan festival of sail, scheduled this year from June 19 to 22, has consistently celebrated the return of familiar contenders and the debut of new entrants on the Bay of Palma racecourse. In the upcoming 2024 Superyacht Cup Palma , organizers are thrilled to welcome two exquisite Hoek designs: the 32m Namuun (formerly Simba) crafted by Turquoise Yachts and the 40m Hoek Truly Classic Halekai built by Pendennis. Additionally, the striking 28m ketch Tawera (formerly Catalyst), a creation of Ron Holland Design from Alloy Yachts NZ, will grace the event with its presence.

“ We have known about Superyacht Cup Palma for many years and have looked forward to being able to be a part of what is clearly a great regatta, ” said Tawera’s owner Mike Mahoney.

“ Now that we are here in the Mediterranean it is simply too good an opportunity to miss out on, so we will see you on the start line! “

Confirming their intention for a comeback, defending Cup holders Rose, with their 24m Wally, are expected to encounter strong competition once again. The Swan 100 Onyx, the runner-up in their class in 2023, poses a formidable challenge to Rose.

The rivalry continues with Velsheda and Svea gearing up for a rematch, and the participation of Rainbow, another J Class, adds excitement to the upcoming event. Rainbow, absent since its last appearance at SYC in 2014, recently underwent a significant Dykstra refit, including an optimized deck layout. Designed by William Starling Burgess, Rainbow successfully defended the 1934 America’s Cup.

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Notably, Pendennis Shipyard , a significant superyacht participant, is making a welcome return to SYC , resuming its role as a Gold Sponsor. “ We’re excited and pleased to be back and supporting the 2024 Superyacht Cup Palma. It’s fantastic to see a number of yachts taking part this year that have either been built at or refitted by us at our Falmouth, UK yard or technical service centre in Pendennis Vilanova, Spain, ” said Toby Allies, Managing Director.

As the America’s Cup commences in Barcelona a few weeks after the Superyacht Cup Palma, it is evident that the western Mediterranean is the premier destination for maritime enthusiasts in 2024. Nestled in the heart of the Mallorcan capital, Superyacht Cup Palma has promptly unveiled its enduring proposition. The event has confirmed its dates, published the Notice of Race, and is offering berthing opportunities on a first-come, first-served basis at the esteemed Real Club Náutico de Palma—a longstanding race management partner and event host for SYC.

In addition to the return of Pendennis Shipyard, the organizers of SYC can once again count on the steadfast support of their Preferred Hotel Partner, St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca, as well as the Official Timepiece Sponsor, Jaquet Droz. The event is further bolstered by the backing of Silver Partners, including Astilleros de Mallorca, Marinepool, North Sails, Southern Spars, Pantaenius, and RSB Rigging Solutions.

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Entries have opened for Superyacht Cup Palma, the highlight of the Mediterranean superyacht calendar, with the  Notice of Race  now available for the 21-24 June celebration of sail.

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Over a dozen prospective entries have declared an interest in joining the superyacht festival with racing on the Bay of Palma, including a trio of the awe-inspiring J Class yachts.

Alongside likely 2023 returnees Velsheda and Svea is Lionheart, last seen at SYC in 2014 when she took three race wins – including a dead heat finish – on the way to the top of a five-strong J Class fleet.

“It’s been a while since we last raced at Superyacht Cup Palma but you never forget a great event with terrific sailing conditions, so we are all looking forward to a long overdue return visit,” said Lionheart’s skipper Toby Brand.

“Having won the last time we were there we’ve clearly got a lot to live up to, but I know the owner and the crew can’t wait for the challenge ¬- not to mention the great social side ashore as well.”

Lionheart’s unusual history started in the 1930s originally as a Burgess and Stephens design which was not proceeded with, before finally seeing the light of day after being revisited by Hoek Design and launched in 2010. Along with Svea, Lionheart is a shining example of Hoek Design, a Friend of the Superyacht Cup.

Other superyachts potentially returning – several for a second successive year – include Archelon, Pattoo and Kiboko 3, the latter pair only separated on countback at the top of a hard-fought Class A in 2022, with the 33m Pattoo edging the win.

Meanwhile Superyacht Cup Palma welcomes the prospect of greeting a first-timer in the shape of the Swan 100 Onyx (ex-Aquarius Alfa, Flying Dragon II).

“This will be a Superyacht Cup Palma baptism for Onyx, but an event we are all expecting will be one of the highlights of our season,” said skipper Sam Forbes.

“The regatta has a well-deserved reputation for delivering great racing and I have no doubt this will be another memorable year.”

Onyx faces the possibility of competing against a Nautor Swan stablemate Jasi (ex-Odin), a prospective SYC entry which has just successfully completed the 2023 RORC Transatlantic Race.

“As ever one of the pleasures of being involved with Superyacht Cup Palma as we go into its 27th year is welcoming newcomers and greeting old friends once again,” said SYC Event Director Kate Branagh.

“We are also delighted that we will be returning to our base at the prestigious Real Club Náutico de Palma, our long-standing race management partner.”

And Branagh also welcomed a new addition to the SYC family in the shape of the worldwide yacht management company Hill Robinson which is joining as a Silver Partner.

“The Superyacht Cup Palma has earned an excellent reputation in the sailing world for gathering a rich array of the world’s premier sailing yachts to race head-to-head. Hill Robinson was forged by the founding partners, Nick and Niall’s passion for classic sailing yachts; a love for the sea that we still retain today. So, we are genuinely excited by this opportunity to be involved with this prestigious event,” said Paul Cook, Chief Operating Officer of Hill Robinson.

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Superyacht Cup Palma is looking forward to summer 2024 with great enthusiasm. In fact, the 28th edition of Europe’s longest-running superyacht regatta has already announced that it has welcomed an interesting trio of first-time entrants. The event, scheduled June 19-22 in Palma de Mallorca , is experienced and celebrated as a veritable festival of sailboats: in fact, the Superyacht Cup Palma sees the return of the same wonderful boats every year, alongside those making their debut on the highly contested race course in the bay of the Balearic archipelago island. Established in 1996, the Superyacht Club Palma attracts some of the world’s largest and most prestigious sailboats in a highly competitive regatta held in reliable sea breeze conditions and a relaxed and fun atmosphere. In addition, the event provides a private and informal social environment for networking at the Yacht Club Race Village, which for a few days becomes the focal point for owners, guests, sponsors and sailors. The exclusive Real Club Náutico de Palma was chosen as the venue for the 25th anniversary of the Superyacht Cup in 2020 and has remained the event’s new home ever since.

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Among the newcomers to the 2024 edition, as mentioned, the organizers of the Majorcan regatta have recently announced the registration of some outstanding teams. These are a pair of Hoek designs-the 32-meter Namuun (ex-Simba) by Turquoise Yachts and the 40-meter Hoek Truly Classic Halekai, built by Pendennis-alongside the striking 28-meter ketch Tawera (ex-Catalyst) , a Ron Holland Design by Alloy Yachts NZ.

“ We have been aware of the Superyacht Cup Palma for many years and were looking forward to being able to participate in what is clearly a great regatta “, stated Mike Mahoney , owner of Tawera. “ Now that we are here in the Mediterranean, it is simply too good an opportunity to pass up, so see you in June on the starting line! “.

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Participants in the Superyacht Cup Palma 2024 will have to compete with the cup holders, Team Rose aboard the 24-meter Wally , which has also already confirmed its entry. Among the fiercest opponents will then be the Swan 100 Onyx , a former runner-up in 2023, and the J Class Rainbow : the latter participated in its last Superyacht Cup Palma in 2014, but has just emerged from a major refit that makes it particularly fearsome.

Another important participant of superyachts making his welcome return to the Palma regatta is finally Pendennis Shipyard , which returns as a Gold Sponsor. “ We are excited and pleased to return to support the Superyacht Cup Palma ” said CEO Toby Allies. “ It’s great to see a significant number of yachts participating this year that were built or repaired by us at our shipyard in Falmouth, UK, or at Pendennis Vilanova’s technical service center in Spain “.

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Entries have opened for Superyacht Cup Palma, the highlight of the Mediterranean superyacht calendar, with the  Notice of Race  now available for the 21-24 June celebration of sail.

Over a dozen prospective entries have declared an interest in joining the superyacht festival with racing on the Bay of Palma, including a trio of the awe-inspiring J Class yachts.

Alongside likely 2023 returnees Velsheda and Svea is Lionheart, last seen at SYC in 2014 when she took three race wins – including a dead heat finish – on the way to the top of a five-strong J Class fleet.

“It’s been a while since we last raced at Superyacht Cup Palma but you never forget a great event with terrific sailing conditions, so we are all looking forward to a long overdue return visit,” said Lionheart’s skipper Toby Brand.

“Having won the last time we were there we’ve clearly got a lot to live up to, but I know the owner and the crew can’t wait for the challenge ¬- not to mention the great social side ashore as well.”

Lionheart’s unusual history started in the 1930s originally as a Burgess and Stephens design which was not proceeded with, before finally seeing the light of day after being revisited by Hoek Design and launched in 2010. Along with Svea, Lionheart is a shining example of Hoek Design, a Friend of the Superyacht Cup.

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Other superyachts potentially returning – several for a second successive year – include Archelon, Pattoo and Kiboko 3, the latter pair only separated on countback at the top of a hard-fought Class A in 2022, with the 33m Pattoo edging the win.

Meanwhile Superyacht Cup Palma welcomes the prospect of greeting a first-timer in the shape of the Swan 100 Onyx (ex-Aquarius Alfa, Flying Dragon II).

“This will be a Superyacht Cup Palma baptism for Onyx, but an event we are all expecting will be one of the highlights of our season,” said skipper Sam Forbes.

“The regatta has a well-deserved reputation for delivering great racing and I have no doubt this will be another memorable year.”

Racing on day 3 at The Superyacht Cup Palma 2022 - photo © Sailing Energy

Onyx faces the possibility of competing against a Nautor Swan stablemate Jasi (ex-Odin), a prospective SYC entry which has just successfully completed the 2023 RORC Transatlantic Race.

“As ever one of the pleasures of being involved with Superyacht Cup Palma as we go into its 27th year is welcoming newcomers and greeting old friends once again,” said SYC Event Director Kate Branagh.

“We are also delighted that we will be returning to our base at the prestigious Real Club Náutico de Palma, our long-standing race management partner.”

And Branagh also welcomed a new addition to the SYC family in the shape of the worldwide yacht management company Hill Robinson which is joining as a Silver Partner.

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“The Superyacht Cup Palma has earned an excellent reputation in the sailing world for gathering a rich array of the world’s premier sailing yachts to race head-to-head. Hill Robinson was forged by the founding partners, Nick and Niall’s passion for classic sailing yachts; a love for the sea that we still retain today. So, we are genuinely excited by this opportunity to be involved with this prestigious event,” said Paul Cook, Chief Operating Officer of Hill Robinson.

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Entries are open for the Superyacht Cup Palma 2024

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Palma, Mallorca - December 7, 2023 -  The Superyacht Cup Palma organisers have opened the doors to entries for the 2024 event while looking ahead to a busy and potentially memorable Mediterranean sailing season.

The Notice of Race is now available for the 19-22 June regatta , which will mark the 28th edition of Europe's longest-running superyacht festival of sail. The Superyacht Cup Palma invites entries over 24m in length and, to ensure fair racing, will use ORCsy rating rules and scoring, including the new Weather Routing Scoring method pioneered by ORC.

A regular feature of the Mediterranean season, The Superyacht Cup Palma will take place just weeks ahead of the America's Cup in Barcelona — the last occasion the America's Cup came to the Med in Valencia in 2007. SYC welcomed its largest-ever entry of 52 superyachts.

"All the indications are it's going to be quite a season in 2024, and we are ready, willing and able to welcome back returning yachts and greet any and all newcomers," said SYC Event Director Kate Branagh .

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Among possible first-time entrants are the 39.4m Hoek Truly Classic 128 yacht Halekai , returning from a world cruise.

"It will be a debut at The Superyacht Cup Palma for Halekai," said captain James Saddington , "but I did the regatta back in 2019 on Kealoha, so I know what a wonderful and enjoyable event it can be with the professional racing and informal social scene — it will be great to be back."

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Meanwhile, there is also the prospect of a return of the Swan 100 Onyx and regular attendee Velsheda  in what would be a third successive appearance for the celebrated J Class yacht.

"Velsheda and The Superyacht Cup Palma seem made for each other as the many repeat visits indicate," said her recently appointed captain, Will Gibbon , the yacht's former first mate.

"2024 looks like it could be quite a special year in the sailing community, so it will be good to be in the heart of the action starting in Palma next June," he added.

The J Class entries will use ORCsy rules and scoring for the first time.

SYC organisers are also delighted to be able to again welcome back valued supporters in the shape of Preferred Hotel Partner St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca, Destination Partner New Zealand, Official Timepiece Jaquet Droz and Silver Partners Astilleros, Pantaenius, RSB Rigging, North Sails and Southern Spars, as well as official clothing supplier Marinepool.

Kate Branagh added: " It is also wonderful to be able to continue our long-standing partnership with the prestigious Real Club Náutico de Palma for a further year. They will be our host and base once again, with more moorings available at the RCNP, which is a popular choice, so we advise early booking.

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The Superyacht Cup Palma

The Superyacht Cup Palma

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First established in 1996, the Superyacht Cup Palma is the longest running superyacht regatta in Europe and the Mediterranean.

Organised by race officers and the team at Real Club Nautico de Palma, the annual Superyacht Cup Palma is held over five days in Mallorca . It provides a combination of competitive sailing and social events, where participants can relax and enjoy the casual on-dock atmosphere.

Taking place annually in June, the regatta always benefits from warm, early-summer conditions and reliable sea breezes. The Bay of Palma, in fact, offers some of the most idyllic racing conditions in the Mediterranean.

Over the years, the Superyacht Cup Palma has attracted more than 200 of the world's most prestigious sailing yachts , and the local government has long recognised the value it brings to the Balearic Islands . Promoting the facilities, infrastructure, beauty and diversity of the region, officials are keen to help develop the Spanish archipelago into one of the best charter destinations in the world.

Racing usually falls into two categories: superyachts and the J-Class. The main superyacht racing takes place over three days and yachts are usually divided into four classes. In 2018, a more relaxed Corinthian class was introduced to help attract first-timers and owners new to the regatta scene.

The fixture presents an ideal opportunity to undertake a regatta charter. Or, you may prefer to watch from the sidelines on a luxury charter yacht before exploring the island for the remainder of your vacation.

All the competing yachts gather at the Superyacht Cup Regatta Village at Muelle Viejo when not racing, while crews and owners head to cocktail parties, happy hours, barbecues, and other social events.

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All set to celebrate 25 years of Superyacht Cup Palma

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  • June 3, 2021

Superyacht Cup Palma will be going ahead with a slightly different feel this year as the longest standing superyacht regatta prepares to celebrate their anniversary

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With less than a month to go to the start of the landmark 25th anniversary Superyacht Cup Palma, final preparations are falling in to place to for the 2021 event.

The celebration of Europe’s longest running superyacht regatta from June 23-26 has been carefully planned to adapt to local pandemic restrictions in Mallorca.

The new-look event’s primary focus will be on the action out on the Bay of Palma where a fleet including many of the world’s most spectacular superyachts – some regulars and some new – will enjoy competitive, safe, and fun racing.

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Ashore, the centre of the Superyacht Cup operation has moved to the world-famous Real Club Náutico de Palma in the heart of the city. The increased involvement of the RCNP – SYC’s long-standing race management collaborator – will allow flexibility with social events should pandemic restrictions be eased or lifted.

In any case the prestigious club will provide an elegant and historic setting for SYC’s unique trademark brand of fun and informal gatherings.

“Superyacht Cup Palma has always put people first on and off the water, and never more so than at this anniversary event,” said SYC Event Director Kate Branagh.

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“The success of Superyacht Cup Palma over the past 25 years is in large part down to our ability to react and respond to circumstances and the changing requirements of the superyacht community, including owners, captains, crews and our commercial partners, and we have had to pull out all the stops this year!

“We are confident 2021 will be a safe, enjoyable and above all stimulating return to competitive yacht racing.”

The latest addition to the entry list is the elegant 46m Scorpione – last seen at SYC in 2018 – who will join another returnee the 34m Nilaya , who came second in Class A in 2019 to overall SYC winner Win Win , with both flying the flag for Baltic Yachts, a friend of the Superyacht Cup.

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Also making a welcome return to Palma are the awesome 47m Perini Navi creation Aquarius – currently the largest entry – the sleek 34m sloop Baiurdo VI , the stylish and powerful 46m Ganesha , and the elegant, low profile 33m Missy .

Set to join them are a trio of first timers comprising the 35m Frers-designed Shamanna and Swan 80 Umiko – both from the iconic Nautor stable – and the 43m Ravenger (ex-Sea Eagle) from Royal Huisman.

“Superyacht Cup Palma’s reputation for superb sailing and a great atmosphere is well known, and it’s wonderful that Ravenger will be taking part this year,” said her captain Lars Klische.

“It has been on the must-do list for a while and the fact this is a big anniversary year makes it a particularly special occasion. We can’t wait to join the fleet out there.”

Alongside returning superyachts SYC is also grateful for the continuing support of its many commercial partners, friends and suppliers including Destination Partner New Zealand and an array of Silver Partners comprising Southern Spars, Rondal, RSB Rigging, Marinepool, Vitters Shipyard, Evolution Sails, North Sails, Pantaenius Yacht Insurance and Astilleros de Mallorca, the latter two now entering their third decade of support.

Racing will begin on Thursday 24 June with the Pantaenius Race Day, all going well blessed by the Bay of Palma’s reliable sea breeze, with the action continuing with the New Zealand Race Day on Friday. The final results will be decided on Saturday 26 June, with the prize-giving to follow at the Real Club Náutico de Palma.

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Taking place from 21 to 24 June 2023, this year’s Superyacht Cup Palma is set to host some exciting racing and sociable shoreside entertainment. Hill Robinson looks forward to joining the event as silver sponsor.

By Hill Robinson Hill Robinson 20 June 2023

The countdown is on for the start of racing at the Superyacht Cup Palma 2023 with an impressive fleet of participating yachts. Europe’s longest-running superyacht regatta will commence out on the Bay of Palma with the first day of racing set for Thursday 22 June.

“It’s great to be back to our roots this year with all the superyachts moored together again and social events right at the stern of the boats at the Real Club Náutico de Palma, our long-standing race management partner,” comments SYC Event Director Kate Branagh. “This year promises excellent racing with a diverse and competitive fleet and plenty of fun ashore.”

This year’s 27th celebration will feature a wide variety of superyachts, with first-timers making their debut alongside some regulars. The Swan 100  Onyx  will be making her first ever appearance at SYC, as will the 36m Dubois designed world cruiser  Miss Silver . Meanwhile 2023 will see the return of two 33m Malcolm McKeon designs — the modern  Ribelle alongside her stablemate Pattoo . Also likely to be grabbing attention out on the Bay of Palma are J Class yachts  Svea and Velsheda .

The Superyacht Cup Palma 2023 will get formally underway on 21 June with yacht registration taking place at the Real Club Náutico de Palma, followed by the Captain’s Briefing and Welcome Cocktail party on the RCNP terrace.

Pantaenius Race Day gets racing underway on Thursday 22 June, followed by the North Sails & Southern Spars Happy Hour gathering on the RCNP Dock. The New Zealand Race Day on Friday 23 June, with a repeat North Sails Happy Hour and the daily prize-giving again on the RCNP Dock, is followed by the exclusive invitation-only Owners’ Summer Barbecue at St. Regis Mardavall. The racing concludes on Saturday 24 June with the St. Regis Race Day and celebratory prize-giving on the RCNP Terrace. As silver sponsor, the Hill Robinson team will be attending all the shoreside gatherings.

This year’s event will be supporting the charity Save The Med Foundation and their work for a clean and healthy Mediterranean Sea.

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