Thursday, 18 February 2010

Entries Open for Superyacht Cup in Palma 2010

Windrose. Image copyright

by Kate Branagh

Entries are now being accepted for this year’s Superyacht Cup in Palma and already more than a dozen yachts have registered. The event will take place June 23rd – 26th in the same central Palma location as the successful event in 2009. A wide-range of yachts are expected, from the most competitive racing superyachts to cruising yachts who come to enjoy the sailing spectacle and camaraderie of this unique event which is now in its’ 15th year.

Superyacht Cup racing in Palma in 2009. Image copyright

The racing will follow the pursuit format with ratings calculated by Jim Teeters of Bucket Ratings fame, ensuring that the sailing is closely contested and the finishes as exciting as possible. The recent Superyacht Cup in Antigua was the first chance to put the new Superyacht Racing Protocol rules to the test and it benefited from valuable input from some of the most experienced superyacht helmsmen, tacticians and crew in the world.

The social programme so popular last year with all the owners, guests and crew comprises an Opening Welcome Cocktail Party on the first night, a themed fancy dress party on the dock on the Thursday night and a Yacht Hop and crew party on the Friday night. The Prize-Giving Evening will once again be held in the spectacular location of Es Baluard Museum overlooking the harbour and bay of Palma.

Windrose. Image copyright

Returning sponsors already confirmed for Palma 2010 are presenting sponsors Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, gold sponsors Slam and Silver sponsors Atollvic Shipyard, Dimension Polyant, Ship Equip, Astilleros de Mallorca, Pantaenius and The Rolling Stock Group. Among the new silver sponsors this year are Elvstrom Superyacht, who have recently opened a new state-of-the-art sail loft in Mallorca. They are planning a superyacht sail trimming seminar at their new premises just prior to the Superyacht Cup in June and will invite participating yacht captains to a presentation and tour of their new premises.

There is limited space (around 18 – 20) berths on the Superyacht Cup Dock and the total number of entries will be limited to no more than 25 yachts.

Please contact Patrick@thesuperyachtcup for further information and entry forms.

The Superyacht Cup

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