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Superyachts Prepare for 25th Anniversary Regatta in Palma

5th June 2021
The 88m Maltese Falcon was the largest ever superyacht to race at the Superyacht Cup Palma in 2011. The cup celebrates its 25th year this July
The 88m Maltese Falcon was the largest ever superyacht to race at the Superyacht Cup Palma in 2011. The cup celebrates its 25th year this July Credit: Facebook/Superyacht Cup

With less than a month to go to the start of Superyacht Cup Palma’s landmark 25th anniversary, final detailed preparations are falling into place, according to organisers.

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.

This week Irish crews are sailing at Italy's prestigious Loro Piana Superyacht superyacht regatta as Afloat reports here.

As ever, 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.

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.

“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.

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 striking 35m Frers-designed Shamanna and Swan 80 Umiko – both from the iconic Nautor stable – and the stunning 43m Ravenger (ex-Sea Eagle) from Royal Huisman.

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