Just a few weeks after the start of the year, preparations for the Superyacht Cup Palma 2022, the highlight regatta of the Mediterranean superyacht season, are already well advanced.
The provisional list of entries brings together regular participants of the Majorcan event and debutants eager to measure strength in this sailing festival that takes place from June 29 to July 2 in Palma de Mallorca. The regatta will feature a strong fleet of between 12 and 15 boats including the J-Class trio of Topaz, Ranger and Velsheda.
The Real Club Náutico de Palma, a regular collaborator in the organization of the Superyacht Cup Palma, will once again be the perfect setting for events on land, after the success achieved in 2021 in the club’s premiere as the venue.
“Last year we were able to celebrate our 25th anniversary in some style, and we want to maintain our longevity by looking to the future,” says Superyacht Cup Palma Event Manager Kate Branagh.
“As previously announced, we have made a slight change to the dates in order to welcome the J-Class, and we are generating a great deal of interest throughout the superyacht world, both from newcomers to the test and returning old friends: 2022 looks set to be a great way to start our second quarter century.”
Among the units that plan to debut in the longest-running superyacht regatta in Europe are La Belle (ex-Koo), a 43-meter-long vessel built by Vitters, and the 38-meter Oyster 1225, Archelon.
Meanwhile, veterans actively planning their return include the Vitters-built 33m Missy aerodynamic sloop, the Gilles Vaton-designed 34m Baiurdo VI, which finished on the Class B podium last year, and the ultra-competitive 108-foot Win Win built by Baltic, who was the overall winner of the Superyacht Cup Palma in both 2019 and 2016.
“The regattas in the Superyacht Cup Palma have always ticked all the boxes for Win Win: the competition is fierce but fair and friendly, and Palma is a fantastic venue, there is nothing I don’t like”, said the captain of the boat, Will Glenn.
As in its previous editions, the Superyacht Cup Palma offers owners, captains and crews of modern high-performance superyachts the option of competing in the Performance class, with an independent start and a tailor-made race course.
The Performance Class is one of the three competition options offered by the Superyacht Cup Palma, together with the classic Superyacht Class and the Corinthian Class without spinnaker, which has proven its popularity since it was created in 2017.
And as usual on land, the social part of Superyacht Cup Palma will continue to be a great attraction and an opportunity to network during the different informal meetings and happy hours after the regatta, parties on the jetty and the traditional awards ceremony that puts end to the regatta.
The Superyacht Cup Palma will begin on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, with the registration of superyachts and the captains’ briefing, which will be followed by three days of regattas that will conclude on Saturday, July 2.