With the new-look celebration entirely concentrated on the racing from 23-26 June, the prospect of top rated-degree competition on the Bay of Palma has attracted an inspiring degree of fascination that includes the return of frequent contributors alongside no less than three initially-time entries.
As at any time, SYC appeals to entries from across the superyacht spectrum, with the trio of debutantes in 2021 no exception.
The substantial-overall performance Shamanna is a placing 35m Frers-designed Nautor Swan 115 FD and she will be joined by Umiko, a agent of the iconic Swan 80 variety also from the Nautor secure, and the 43m Ravenger (ex Sea Eagle) yet another beautiful case in point from Royal Husiman, also creating it a Frers thoroughly clean sweep on the style and design entrance.
Whilst entries are however preliminary, they are set to line-up in opposition to 10 returnees which includes Wally associates Saudade and Highland Fling, the magnificent 46m Ganesha, and 2019 Course C runner-up Huckleberry.
SY Shamanna – Superyacht Cup Palma – photograph © Carlo Baroncini
Regardless of the vital diversifications to neighborhood pandemic restrictions the 25th anniversary function will nonetheless have at its heart the function that can make SYC so particular – in the text of regular participant, Bouwe Bekking: “The terrific issue about racing in Palma is the situations. You can glimpse at your enjoy and know that in a few of several hours you will have 12 or so knots of breeze, perhaps even a tiny little bit extra.
“It’s as near to confirmed sailing as you can get any where, so it is not shocking that homeowners – and crews – glimpse ahead to returning to the Superyacht Cup Palma yr soon after calendar year. The occasion environment is terrific much too – major racing but calm later on. A magic combination.”
It’s a see shared and endorsed by another superior-profile round-the-world sailor, Mike ‘Moose’ Sanderson: “Mallorca is a extremely distinctive location to sail, and you just know that Palma Bay is likely to convert it on with gorgeous conditions. I have raced a large amount of various yachts in a great deal of distinctive destinations, and superyachts and Palma just go together.
“I adore this event, it’s the complete deal – fantastic sailing and superior pleasurable – it’s generally a enjoyment to race right here and that is a significant component of the enduring attractiveness of Superyacht Cup Palma.”
Together with the enduring guidance of the superyacht community above the very last quarter of a century, SYC has also welcomed the backing of professional pals, suppliers, and partners these as Silver Partner Marinepool, the corporation celebrating its 30thanniversary this 12 months, and professional marine insurers Pantaenius.
Lengthy-standing Destination Lover New Zealand is also getting its location front and centre at the Superyacht Cup, highlighting the miracles of Aotearoa – the Land of the Extended White Cloud.
“Alongside the house owners, captains and crews who have designed Superyacht Cup Palma the terrific accomplishment it has been for the past 25 years, we are also indebted to our commercial supporters for their religion in our programme and their marvellous ongoing assistance,” claimed SYC Event Director Kate Branagh.
Between those people escalating their guidance in the ongoing hard environment is the Superyacht Cup’s extensive-standing race administration collaborator Real Club Náutico De Palma, which will provide the shoreside venue – as properly as some berthing – in 2021.
The prestigious setting is perfectly suited to the Superyacht Cup brand and will likely obtain favour with the best decision makers – the superyacht owners by themselves.
SY Saudade – Superyacht Cup Palma – image © Claire Matches / www.clairematches.com
“The house owners are the kinds that pick out the Superyacht Cup Palma time and yet again, it is generally one particular of the ‘must-do’ events, and it tends to satisfy their variations and calls for actually effectively,” said SYC typical Peter Holmberg.
“It’s an included reward that racing crew actually enjoy sailing below as perfectly. So, it is a excellent match. Twenty-5 years and continue to going powerful, that speaks for itself!”
Uncover Discover of Race listed here
For a style of the Superyacht Cup Palma, do not miss out on episode 11 of Matt Sheahan’s considerably cherished demonstrate, Planet Sail. We element in the Docktalk segment below:
by Daphne Morgan Barnicoat