The Superyacht Cup Palma 

Contact the CharterWorld Team here if you are interested in chartering a sailing superyacht for the Superyacht Cup race.

The Superyacht Cup in Palma, Mallorca (Balearic Islands), in the Mediterranean Sea is no ordinary racing regatta. Starting a fleet of 20 to 30 superyachts for one race is an amazing spectacle and an exciting moment for the sailors and owners. The superyacht cup has been running for over a decade, making it the oldest and most significant luxury sailing yacht event. The informal atmosphere mixed with the impressive entry list of yachts, has made this trophy grow in popularity year by year.

A truly international yacht race, the yachts, their owners and crew come from every corner of the world. The Superyacht Cup Palma has the perfect combination of professionally managed yacht racing and a relaxed, informal social programme enjoyed by everyone.

Since 1996 The Superyacht Cup Palma represents the longest running superyacht regatta in Europe and attracts many of the most prestigious sailing yachts from all over the world. The regatta is a favourite with yacht owners, friends, captains and crew who visit Palma de Mallorca annually for the 4 day regatta. 

The Maltese Falcon and P2 at the Superyacht Cup Palma in 2010 - Photo credit to Perini Navi

With warm early summer conditions and reliable sea breezes, the Bay of Palma offers some of the most idyllic racing conditions in the Mediterranean. The racing is run by the highly experienced international Race Officers and the team at Real Club Nautico de Palma. The participating superyachts are all moored together stern-to in the Superyacht Cup Regatta Village located at Muelle Viejo with the iconic Palma Cathedral and Palm tree lined Paseo Maritimo providing a stunning back drop. 

A five minute walk from the Regatta Village you can find Boutique City Hotels, first class restaurants, the best in international shopping as well as famous architecture, art galleries and historical museums. Palma has something to offer everyone visiting this international yachting event in a vibrant and cosmopolitan City.


Photo 1 - Superyacht Cup Palma 2010, Photo 2: Superyacht Cup Palma 2010; Photo 3 - Superyacht Cup Palma 2013 - image by Claire Matches  

Superyacht Cup Palma is a pursuit luxury yacht race. A pursuit race ultimately allows cruising vessels of different breeds to race against one another in a format in which they all start at the same time from the same starting line. This is a three day event with a unique format. For The Superyacht Cup Palma there is now additionally a new IRC class for the more performance-orientated yachts with a current IRC certificate.

On day one the boats line up and the start times are radioed to them. Start times on day one are staggered allowing the slower yachts a head start and the faster yachts start after. All of the yachts run the entire course of the race and then their course times are recorded at the finish line. The object of the race is to get to the finish line first by passing the other yachts. Points are awarded according to the place in which the boat crosses the finish line times 0.1. The first boat will get 1 x 0.1 for 0.1 point; the second boat gets 2 x 0.1 for 0.2 points, and so on.

On day two the start times are calculated by the results of day one, and again the boats all line up at the start line and wait for a radioed “Go”. The points are given in the same manner as day one, except the calculation is x 1. So the first boat to cross the finish line would receive 1 x 1 for 1 point, second gets 2 x 1 for 2 points, etc.

On day three the start times are calculated by the results of day two and the boats start in the same way as days one and two. The points are higher on day three as they are calculated by x 1.5. First place gets 1 x 1.5 for 1.5 points, second gets 2 x 1.5 for 3 points. At the end of race three, the total points from all three days are added up and the boat with the lowest point value is declared the overall winner of the Cup.

For more information on chartering a yacht for the Superyacht Cup Palma, please contact out brokers here.

Below you will find a list of luxury yachts available for charter in SPAIN and on the left the latest news and the dates related to the cup.

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Superyacht Cup Palma

20th Anniversary Superyacht Cup Palma to host incredibly varied fleet
The 26m K&M Yachtbuilders built SY Tulip during last years event. Image credit to
Although racing is still a six-month wait away, the organizers of this year's 20th anniversary Superyacht Cup Palma already have a solid list of superyachts, keen to take part in this year's on-the-water action.
Full Varnish Project Aboard 55m Vitters Super Yacht MARIE by Absolute Boat Care
Works aboard the 55m Vitters superyacht MARIE
The Absolute Boat Care International Varnish Team have recently completed stage one of a full varnish project aboard the 55-metre Vitters sailing superyacht Marie - the 2015 Superyacht Cup Palma winner.
RSB Rigging Solutions Un-Step 55m VITTERS Superyacht MARIE
55m VITTERS superyacht MARIE being un-stepped by RSB
The rigs of the 55-metre VITTERS super yacht MARIE were un-stepped by RSB Rigging Solutions last week, following the vessel's great overall victory at the 2015 Superyacht Cup Palma. She will undergo a summer refit at the STP yard in Palma.
Majestic Claasen Yacht LIONHEART Winner of J Class Falmouth Regatta
Claasen superyacht LIONHEART
Last month's J Class Falmouth Regatta was marked by the overall win of Claasen-built sailing yacht LIONHEART. The vessel sailed smartly and smoothly to ultimately beat charter yacht RANGER by 42 seconds.
Oyster Yachts actively supporting Superyacht Events
Third Oyster 825 superyacht MAEGAN underway
A resounding success of the third Oyster 825 super yacht MAEGAN at the Superyacht Cup Palma 2015 demonstrates Oyster's commitment to the world of sailing. The shipyard is actively supporting owners to add the regattas to their calendars.
A Great Success of Humphreys-designed Oyster 825 Yacht MAEGAN at Superyacht Cup Palma 2015
Humphreys-designed Oyster 825 superyacht MAEGAN under sail
This year's Superyacht Cup Palma was marked by a huge success of the new Oyster 825 sailing yacht MAEGAN, winning her class and taking second place overall. This beautiful vessel has been superbly penned by Humphreys Yacht Design.
Majestic Sailing Yacht MARIE Overall Winner of Superyacht Cup Palma 2015
The mighty Marie yacht claimed overall victory in the 2015 Superyacht Cup Palma. ©
The overall winner of the recently concluded Superyacht Cup Palma 2015 has become the mighty super yacht Marie. She placed first in Class A, while superyacht Inouď and sailing yacht Maegan took first in Class B and C respectively.
Two New Oyster Superyachts shine in Race One of Superyacht Cup Palma 2015
Oyster 825-03 superyacht MAEGAN
It has been an amazing regatta debut for two new Oyster vessels - the Oyster 825-03 super yacht MAEGAN and the Oyster 885-04 sailing yacht GUARDIAN ANGEL - in Race One of the currently running Superyacht Cup Palma 2015.