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The Superyacht Cup Palma 2015 to host a spectacular selection of sailing yachts

April 23, 2015

The fantastic Mediterranean yacht charter destination – Palma will once again host the popular Superyacht Cup Palma, running from June 17 to 20, 2015. An amazing selection of sailing yachts will enjoy three days of exhilarating racing, as well as warm evening dock-side parties.

Marie last participated in the Superyacht Cup Palma in 2011, here she is racing in the Caribbean last year. Image credit to clairematches.com

Superyacht Marie last participated in the Superyacht Cup Palma in 2011; in the picture above she is racing in the Caribbean in 2014. Image credit to clairematches.com

One of the most eye-catching vessels to attend the race will be the majestic 55m sailing yacht Marie, built by Vitters Shipyard to a design by Hoek. This beautiful black ketch attended the race for the first time in 2011, placing third overall. Since then, Marie has participated in plenty of the superyacht events in Mediterranean, Caribbean and the USA.  In 2012/13, she enjoyed cruising in the Pacific and New Zealand. Subsequently she sailed back to Europe via the Caribbean to re-attend this year’s Superyacht Cup Palma.

Win Win competing at the St Barth´s Bucket 2015 - Image credit to clairematches.com

Luxury sailing yacht Win Win competing at the St Barth´s Bucket 2015 – Image credit to clairematches.com

The newest vessels to attend the Superyacht Cup Palma will be the recently launched Oyster 825 sailing yacht Meagan, a lovely 25m vessel built by Oyster Yachts to a design by Humphreys Yacht Design, as well as the elegant Javier Jaudenes-designed 33m superyacht Win Win, built by Baltic Yachts.

One of the Superyacht Cup Palma sponsors, Claasen Shipyard, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The shipyard has constructed plenty of the present and past regular Superyacht Cup participants, including the 2011 winner sailing yacht Drumfire, 2nd in her class 2012 superyacht Firefly, as well as the 2013 winner, luxury yacht Heartbeat.

Les Voiles de St. Barth 2015 Wrap Up

April 21, 2015

Les Voiles de St. Barth 2015 came to an end in the breath-taking Caribbean yacht vacation location – St. Barth on Sunday, April 19. Established in 2010, this year’s 6th edition of the popular regatta hosted an amazing fleet of 70 yachts, including speedy multihulls such as Lloyd Thornburg’s Mod 70 yacht Phaedo 3, as well as technologically sophisticated new-builds such as George David’s sailing yacht Rambler 88 and Jim and Kristy Hinze-Clarke’s superyacht Comanche.

Les Voiles de St. Barth 2015 Fleet © Jouany Christophe

Les Voiles de St. Barth 2015 Fleet © Jouany Christophe

In the Maxi 2 class, sailing yacht Selene won on corrected time, and charter yacht Lupa of London placed second on the final day of the regatta to secure the class victory overall. Lloyd Thornburg’s U.S. entry in Multihull class, Phaedo 3 yacht, won once again on the last day for a fourth time over four races. Maxi yacht Comanche and sailing yacht Odin established the records for Maxi 1 and Maxi 2 classes, respectively.

The event’s largest, fastest yachts sailed in Maxi 1 class, and it was George David’s superyacht Rambler 88 that won the four-race series there. All eyes had been on Rambler 88 and the larger Comanche during the first two race days, since no one had yet seen the two yachts sail against each other. The powerful superyacht Comanche showed blazingly fast speed, taking line honors in every race. Rambler 88, however, took three first-place finishes in a row on corrected time.

Les Voiles de St. Barth 2015 Winners © GRAAM Michael

Les Voiles de St. Barth 2015 Winners © GRAAM Michael

By Day 4, when Rambler 88 took second to Hap Fauth’s sailing yacht Bella Mente, the focus had returned to who was doing the best on ratings. Rambler 88 maintained her place at the top of the scoreboard, but Bella Mente was able to replace Lucky as runner up. Bella Mente, Lucky and Comanche had all shared the same point score after Day 4 race, but Bella Mente’s performance handed the tiebreaker to their team.

During the prize giving, Principal Event Partner Richard Mille presented George David, who has also become the overall winner of the Maxi division, with a Richard Mille Caliber RM 60-01 Regatta watch.

Registration for incredible Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta to close on May 3, 2015

April 16, 2015

Registration for the 2015 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, running from June 2 to 6, will close in only three weeks, on May 3, 2015. To be attended by the world’s finest sailing superyachts, this incredible Mediterranean sailing event will once again provide four days of exhilarating racing in the azure waters of the archipelago of La Maddalena off the northern coast of the fabulous Sardinia yacht holiday location.

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This year’s Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta will use the new ORCsy handicap rule, first implemented at the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and St Barths Bucket. Tony Rey, tactician on board superyacht Marie and a participant in the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta, said:This kind of racing is spectacular. The ORCsy rating couldn’t ask for a better soft launch. This event at YCCS was absolutely spectacular and the perfect way to introduce it. The fact we had a few different winners, close finishes: that’s what we want and that’s what we got.”

An amazing fleet of luxury vessels will participate in this year’s Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, including the 46m Vitters sailing yacht Ganesha, the 55m Vitters super yacht Marie, the 37m Fitzroy luxury charter yacht Moonbird and the 33m Baltic yacht WinWin. In addition, the event will feature a rich social programme. Yacht owners and crew members will gather at the Welcome Cocktail Party at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) on the eve of the regatta; all participants will enjoy a Party in the Piazza with live entertainment; the Loro Piana Owners’ Dinner on the YCCS terrace is expected to be an unforgettable night and guests will party the night away at the fantastic Phi Beach. As tradition dictates, the regatta will come to an end with the prize giving ceremony and farewell cocktails in Piazza Azzurra.

Moonbird -  Cruising

Moonbird - Cruising

“I really love this place,” said the owner of 24 metre sloop Ivanka. “When I came here the first time I was already thinking about the next time, and just waiting, waiting, waiting… It’s the best start to the Med season – nice people, nice marina with beautiful views, very good conditions, and it’s always a pleasure for me to take part in this regatta.”

Start of Les Voiles de St. Barth 2015

April 15, 2015

Following a glamorous opening party held on the Quay General de Gaulle, it was a spectacular start to Les Voiles de St. Barth 2015 yesterday, on April 14, 2015, marked by 15-20 knots of wind. Being hosted by the fabulous Caribbean yacht holiday destination – St. Barth, the popular regatta has welcomed 70 teams, racing in 10 classes.

Superyacht Rambler 88 at Les Voiles de St. Barth 2015 Day 1 © Jouany Christophe

Superyacht Rambler 88 at Les Voiles de St. Barth 2015 Day 1 © Jouany Christophe

On Day 1, the seven-boat Multihull class, which was the last of the 10 classes to start, was won by the Mod 70 yacht Phaedo 3. Phaedo 3 finished the long course in just over two hours and 25 minutes, approximately 34 minutes ahead of the next fastest boat in the fleet, superyacht Comanche. Though Comanche beat Rambler 88 yacht by ten minutes in real time, Rambler won on corrected time (5:04:48 compared to Comanche’s 5:11:30).

Mod 70 yacht Phaedo 3 © Jouany Christophe

Mod 70 yacht Phaedo 3 © Jouany Christophe

In the Maxi 1 class, sailing yacht Bella Mente, a favorite here, unfortunately was unable to participate in the race on Day 1, because of an equipment failure that occurred only a few minutes before the start. In the Maxi 2 class, charter yacht Lupa of London led the way on the opening of day of the regatta.

Video: Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014

April 10, 2015

The 70th Anniversary Rolex Sydney Yacht Hobart Race 2014 was attended by sailors from all over the world and hosted the largest Super Maxi Fleet ever, with five 100-foot vessels in the running, as well as an exciting duel between two of the most powerful monohull yachts in the world: sailing yacht Wild Oats XI and superyacht Comanche. Wild Oats XI yacht ended up taking home her eighth record-breaking line honours title, while the overall winner has become Roger Hickman, owner of Wild Rose yacht, who left with the coveted Tattersalls cup. Below is a video showing the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, released by Rolex.

Giraglia Rolex Cup 2015 to start Rolex’s European yachting season in mid-June

April 09, 2015

Rolex’s European yachting season kicks off in mid-June with the Giraglia Rolex Cup, which comprises the oldest offshore race in the popular Mediterranean yacht charter location. The competition is a treasured part of Rolex’s association with sailing, encapsulating the sport’s noble values and the spirit of fair play and bonheur that unites all of Rolex’s yachting events.

The fleet rounding the Giraglia Rock - Photo by Rolex Kurt Arrigo

The fleet rounding the Giraglia Rock – Photo by Rolex/Kurt Arrigo

A winning format

The Giraglia Rolex Cup celebrates its 63rd edition in 2015. Following a first leg from Sanremo (starting on Friday, 12 June) the fleet will gather in the chic harbour of Saint-Tropez for three days of inshore competition (from Sunday 14 – Tuesday 16 June) before embarking on the main event, the 243-nautical mile offshore race (commencing Wednesday 17 June) to Genoa via the Giraglia rock.

History and camaraderie

A historic event, the Giraglia Rolex Cup has emerged from humble origins to become internationally-revered, attracting in excess of 200 yachts. The event has always enticed a core of amateur French and Italian sailors as well as professional crews sailing state-of the-art racing yachts. This combination remains at its heart. The dockside atmosphere is always welcoming and by the end the crews are like old friends, readily sharing their experiences. The final prizegiving, where winners are awarded a Rolex timepiece alongside some impressive trophies as reward for their excellence, is a celebratory occasion, and a true demonstration of the competition’s spirit.

The Giraglia rock - the symbol of the 248-nm race - Photo by Rolex Kurt Arrigo

The Giraglia rock – the symbol of the 248-nm race – Photo by Rolex/Kurt Arrigo

Striking backdrop

Saint-Tropez is a popular destination among sailors, and is an ideal location for three days of competitive inshore racing and the start of the Giraglia Rolex Cup offshore race. This picturesque artist’s haven offers the crews a relaxing and convivial summer atmosphere and the perfect setting for the highly-anticipated Rolex crew party.

Friendship and fraternity

The race was founded in a Paris bistro in 1953 by members of the Yacht Club de France and today’s principal organisers the Yacht Club Italiano (YCI). It has run each year since. Collaboration between the organising yacht clubs has always been close. Today, the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez and the YCI, both partner yacht clubs of Rolex, have maintained that tradition of close friendship and fraternity. Last year’s decision to finish the race in Monte-Carlo was made in keeping with the spirit of the race – the YCI’s contribution towards the inauguration of the Yacht Club de Monaco’s stunning new clubhouse. As a partner of both yacht clubs, Rolex was fully supportive of this demonstration of comradeship and was proud to be a participant in a landmark moment in the life of the race. The arrival point for this year’s race will be the YCI’s home in Genoa.

Superyacht ESIMIT EUROPA 2 (SLO) leads the fleet during the offshore race - Photo by Rolex Kurt Arrigo

Superyacht ESIMIT EUROPA 2 (SLO) leads the fleet during the offshore race – Photo by Rolex/Kurt Arrigo

Legendary landmark

The iconic symbol of the Giraglia Rolex Cup is the Giraglia rock itself. Like the Fastnet Rock, Stromboli and the Organ Pipes, it has become mythic in the minds of competitors. A large ridge-backed rock, the Giraglia is the northern extension of the Cap Corse, the out pointed finger on the hand of Corsica. It lies barely one nautical mile off the coast of the island, measuring 600-metres in length, a mere 50 metres wide and rises just 60 metres above sea level. For the fleet it signals the race’s virtual halfway point.

Record entrants

Rolex has partnered the competition since 1998, helping revive the race’s fortunes after a period of difficulty. The event enjoys a significant international standing and over the past decade has witnessed a rise in fleet size, notably from double-handed and single-handed crews, those most fervently pushing resources to the limit. The current record stands at 220 race starters, set in 2010.

Prizes at final prizegiving - Photo by Rolex Kurt Arrigo

Prizes at final prizegiving – Photo by Rolex/Kurt Arrigo

Excellent exploits

The race record at the Giraglia Rolex Cup has been broken seven times in the event’s illustrious history. The list of winners comprises boats which have defined eras in the sport, including Stella Polare and Benbow through to Neville Crichton’s two versions of Alfa Romeo (victorious in 2003 and 2008) and Igor Simcic’s 100-ft Maxi yacht Esimit Europa 2, four-time line honours winner at the event, which in 2012 set what looks like an unbeatable race record time of 14 hours, 56 minutes 16 seconds.

Open field

The current defending champion is the Swiss yacht Tixwave, a Swan 42. She follows a host of Corinthian crews to win the race on handicap, sailing boats largely in the 30-52 foot range. Seven of the last ten winners of the race have been crews composed entirely of Corinthian sailors. “It was quite special to do the Giraglia Rolex Cup this year because it is exactly 40 years ago that I did my first one,” explained Tixwave skipper Bernard Vananty following last year’s victory. “I was 18/19 years old. It was very windy, we had a prototype boat and we could not finish the race. Last year we came back to do the race again, we were second overall and this year we have won!” Vananty’s story is typical and his victory demonstrates the persistence characteristic of the competing crews as well as capturing the race’s timeless appeal across generations.

Expect the unexpected

Competing in the Giraglia Rolex Cup does not require the same level of resources or endurance as a 600-nm race, but the race is intense and the fleet can face testing, brutal conditions. With most crews aiming to finish within a 24-48 hour window, the watch systems employed by the longer races are often ignored and the Giraglia becomes a full on, ‘stay awake’ experience. Conditions – whether calm or ferocious – can be punishing; in 1998 only five yachts out of 78 completed the race due to an almost complete absence of wind.

Tight finishes

The relatively short course ensures the fleet remain more compressed than during other offshore races; yachts often have their main rivals in sight which creates interesting tactical duels. Some of the finishes have been notoriously tight, notably in 2005 when Black Dragon sneaked passed Magic Carpet only 300m from the finish line in Genoa, eventually finishing a mere minute ahead.

Les Voiles de St. Barth 2015 to see record level of yacht participation

April 08, 2015

With almost 80 entries, roughly a dozen more than last year, this year’s 6th edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth will see a record level of participation. To run from April 13 to 18, the event has become one of the most important events on the Caribbean sailing circuit, combining good-vibes racing with stylish shore-side pursuits on the delightfully small yet enormously sophisticated French island of Saint-Barthélemy (aka St. Barth), a popular Caribbean yacht charter destination.

The new Voiles de Saint Barth's Poster - Photo credit to DR

The new Voiles de Saint Barth’s Poster – Photo credit to DR

“With lots of cooperation from many, many people we have been able to exhibit that St. Barths is a valid destination for serious race teams,” said Competition Manager Annelisa Gee, noting that seven 40-foot team containers are being accommodated this year. “That’s huge, because it means logistics of getting boats and equipment here are getting better with each edition. Bigger and better – that’s  the common theme each year, whether it’s referring to the number and quality of boats that come, the amenities and on-shore events for the teams, or adding – in the case of this year – an offshore racing option to the tried-and-true tactical inshore race courses that everyone likes so much.”

Sailing over four racing days (Tuesday-Wednesday, April 14-15, and Friday-Saturday, April 17-18) will be Maxi, Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, Racing Multihull, and One-Design classes negotiating various distance courses that typically snake through and around the reefs and smaller  islands surrounding the 9.5 square miles of volcanic island that is St. Barths.

Les Voiles de St Barth © Jouany Christophe

Les Voiles de St Barth © Jouany Christophe

Superyacht Comanche and sailing yacht Rambler 88, both sporting the newest in sail racing’s technological advancements and measuring in at 100′ and 88′, respectively, will surely be the most gripping to watch in the ten-strong Maxi division, especially if organizers choose to showcase the power of these thoroughbreds with a newly designed super-sprint option of 40 plus miles to Tintamarre Island off St. Martin. Dependent on sea state and weather conditions, the other Maxis (and possibly Multihulls) could also sail this course, and they would certainly be no less ambitious about optimizing the reaching legs to achieve a maximum speed – and fun – factor. The Maxi group includes returning teams on the Maxi 72 sailing yacht Bella Mente, which just won overall honors in the Caribbean 600; the Swan 80 superyacht Selene; and the Marten 72 yacht Aragon, while newcomers are the Farr 73 yacht Maximizer, Swan 90 superyacht Odin, the Baltic 78 charter yacht Lupa of London, and the RP 63 Lucky.

With Lupa of London (skippered by Great Britain’s Jeremy Pilkington) fresh off class wins at Giraglia and the Maxi Worlds as well as line honors and overall IRC victory at the inaugural RORC Transatlantic Race, she may be the new team to beat, but not if Lucky has any say in the matter.

“We’ve been around for eight years racing a TP 52 and just transitioned to the RP 63 this spring, so Les Voiles de St. Barth will be our first event in the boat,” said Lucky’s owner Bryon Ehrhart (Chicago, Ill.), who won the 2010 Middle Sea Race (with his TP 52, also named Lucky) on his first try and followed through with impressive finishes at a slew of other “bucket list” sailing events, including Hong Kong to Vietnam (which he won in 2013) and the China Sea Race (second in 2014). Now it’s time for Ehrhart to check off Les Voiles de St. Barth; he says the regatta’s reputation put it squarely in his sights. “I understand it is very well run and in a beautiful setting with great breeze,” he said. “The class includes some of the best competitors in the world, so I’m looking forward to seeing how we match up against them.”

Luxury sailing yachts competing in Les Voiles de St Barth © Jouany Christophe

Luxury sailing yachts competing in Les Voiles de St Barth © Jouany Christophe

In the Spinnaker division, 49 boats will compete, including David Cullen’s J/109 Pocket Rocket and Eamonn Rohan’s chartered Solona 44 Ramanessin, both defending class champions. As in all divisions, it won’t be known until closer to the event how classes will be split exactly, but a sure bet for tough competition will be new contender Spookie, a Carkeek 40 known for cleaning up in IRC and HPR racing in the States. Spookie’s Steve Benjamin (Norwalk, Conn.), who co-owns and sails the boat with his wife Heidi Benjamin, concedes that the CSA (Caribbean Sailing Association) Rule prevailing at Les Voiles de St. Barth may not be as favorable for his boat, but he respects it nevertheless.  “We don’t race just for rating, we race for the competition and the sport,” he said.  “We competed in Les Voiles a few years ago with Decision (also a Carkeek 40) and had a great time. The racing is spectacular; we like the combination of the courses, and of course, the atmosphere in St. Barth can’t be beat.”

Benjamin claims Spookie is very strong sailing downwind and reaching: “The challenging part for us is going to be upwind against the bigger boats, which is what got to us last time we raced here with Decision. We are pretty sure that boats like the TP 52s (Vesper, Sorcha, Conviction-Team Vag) will have a strong advantage upwind.”

Another Spinnaker division competitor returning with a different boat is Jim Madden (Newport Beach, Calif.).  He’ll be sailing his Swan 601 Stark Raving Mad VII with a crew of 16 versus the nine he raced with last year when he won his class on his J/105 of the same name.

“I usually like to have two sizes of racing boats,” said Madden, who sailed the Swan 601 to victory in the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race and the Onion Patch Series that preceded it. “For the larger boats, I focus more on their ability to ocean race and do coastal point-to-point racing, like what we’ll be doing at Les Voiles de St. Barth. I hadn’t heard much about Les Voiles until last year when a few of my crew suggested that we do it. I went there not knowing what to expect, and it actually turned out to be one of the best events I’ve ever done. The island is beautiful, and the race organization did a really good job running the event with clear communication and fair races. It was also windy for the most part, and more breeze makes for more fun.”

The Non Spinnaker division currently has 10 entries, ranging from Matt Dana’s 31-foot J/95 Shamrock VII to Steven Schmidt’s 70-foot Hotel California, which returns each year clearly to have the most fun out of any, sailing with family and friends.

Melges 24s are expected to have their own one-design start, with returning teams Budget Marine/Gill, Island Water World, and Boost’n Sail leading the charge, while nine Racing Multihulls will compete, giving the new Gunboat 55 Toccata a chance to show its wares against the MOD 70 Phaedo 3, which just smashed the Carribean 600 record; the equally powerful Nigel Irens 63 Paradox; the sleek, flying French GC 32 Le Carré/Diamond Genesis, and Gunboat’s newest foiling G4 Timbalero 3.

 

Hodgdon sailing yacht COMANCHE at upcoming 2015 Les Voiles de Saint Barth

April 07, 2015

Built by Hodgdon Yachts, sailing yacht Comanche represents one of the newest participants in the 6th annual Les Voiles de Saint Barth, taking place from April 13 to 18 in the fabulous Caribbean yacht charter location – St Barth. Over 80 boats and 1,000 sailors are expected to attend the event, which has been a not-to-be-missed competitive gathering since its creation in 2010.

100ft superyacht Comanche by Hodgdon Yachts under sail - Photo by Onne van der Wal

100ft superyacht Comanche by Hodgdon Yachts under sail – Photo by Onne van der Wal

A unique combination of sportsmanship and conviviality – which makes for excitement both on the water and ashore – attracts a growing number of competitors each year. Among them are some of the leading names in the sailing world and they make an exceptional line-up at the event, which is firmly anchored as one of the Caribbean’s major sailing meets.

Sailing yacht Comanche - Photo by Onne van der Wal

Sailing yacht Comanche – Photo by Onne van der Wal

When it comes to regatta headlines, nothing beats having participation from superyacht Comanche – the newest and most sophisticated racing machine – built at Hodgdon Yachts in East Boothbay, Maine. Designed by the French team of VPLP Design/Guillaume Verdier, the 100 foot pre-preg vessel – which features a state-of-the-art pre-preg carbon fiber hull – was launched in October 2014.

Comanche yacht at full speed from above - Photo by Onne van der Wal

Comanche yacht at full speed from above – Photo by Onne van der Wal

Comanche yacht’s first race was the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in December 2014. Following a close race, the boat crossed the finish line shortly after sailing yacht Wild Oats XI. This proved that the sailing yacht has huge potential in both medium and strong winds, with serious acceleration.

“We’d like to extend our best wishes to Comanche and all of the boats participating in Les Voiles de Saint Barth,” said Ed Roberts, Hodgdon’s Global Director of Sales and Marketing. “It’s sure to be an exciting event that we’ll be watching closely.”

New ORCsy Rating System proves extremely promising during first two superyacht regattas in the Caribbean

April 02, 2015

The new ORCsy rating rule, which will be used at this year’s Superyacht Cup Palma, proved extremely promising during the first two regattas in the fabulous Caribbean yacht charter location last month. It provided competitors with some of the closest and most exciting superyacht racing to date.

Luxury charter yacht P2 at The Superyacht Cup Palma 2013

Luxury charter yacht P2 at The Superyacht Cup Palma 2013 – Image by Claire Matches

“The ORC collaborating with the Superyacht Racing Association (SYRA) is already evaluating the race results and reviewing the feedback provided by the event organisers and yacht representatives,” said SYRA Executive Peter Craig. “Based on lessons learned in Virgin Gorda and St Barths, the VPP will change and rule policy will be adjusted before the next regatta. We knew from the outset that this would be a challenging undertaking, but are really pleased with the rule´s debut. There is no question that full transparency is the key to success for the ORCsy.”

The impressive entry list for Palma has continued to grow with the addition of charter yacht P2 and superyacht Visione since their respective wins at the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht regatta and the St Barths Bucket.  “The three of us, Visione (45m Reichel Pugh/Baltic Yachts), superyacht Inoui (33m Briand/Vitters Shipyard and P2, Briand/Perini Navi 38m) have been neck-and-neck at the finish each race and I can say we are all sailing very well, so the handicap is clearly working. There are a few outliers that need some help and fixing but the heart of it is working. These boats are so complex that it does take a couple of years to get them to their top performance. I´d say we are pretty good at sailing our boat around the track and getting every ounce of speed out of it” explained P2´s helmsman Peter Holmberg after their win in Virgin Gorda. Clearly the three highly competitive yachts will continue their close racing in Palma in June. Visione, P2 and Inoui have all participated at the Superyacht Cup in previous years but not all in the same year so the competition is going to be as tight as ever.

Winner of the St Barths Bucket 2015 now heading to the Superyacht Cup Palma

Superyacht Visione – a winner of the St Barths Bucket 2015 – now heading to the Superyacht Cup Palma – Image by Claire Matches

Long term partners of the Superyacht Cup Pantaenius, Astilleros de Mallorca and Rolling Stock are  looking forward to this year´s regatta as many of the fleet head back to Palma from the Caribbean for various refit and painting projects prior to the European season. Rolling Stock´s Shore Support are offering SYC participating yachts assistance with all their on-shore arrangements during the regatta including housing, transport arrangements and provisioning.

New sponsors to recently confirm a three year partnership at silver level is Jotun. Jotun is one of the world´s leading manufacturers of decorative paints, marine, yacht, protective and powder coatings and is recognized as the leading supplier of megayacht topcoats, fillers, antifoulings and primers. “I am delighted with our new partnership with the Superyacht Cup Palma, it is a great opportunity for us to support this prestigious regatta and develop relationships with some of the best names in the superyacht world,” commented Marcus Reynolds, Yacht Marketing Manager for Jotun. 

The Superyacht Cup will be held from June 17-20th at Muelle Viejo, Palma with racing on the 18th/19th and 20th June.

Nauta-designed sailing yacht CAPE ARROW wins at St. Barths Bucket Regatta 2015

March 26, 2015

Nauta Design is excited to announce that sailing yacht Cape Arrow has won the St Barths Bucket Regatta in her category – Class C, Les Mademoiselles des Mers, after a record of three second places overall, ahead of Bequia yacht and luxury yacht Freya. Superyacht Cape Arrow is a beautiful 100-foot vessel, built by Southern Wind Shipyard and designed by Nauta and Farr Yacht Design in 2011.

Nauta-designed superyacht Cape Arrow at the 2015 St. Barths Bucket Regatta

Nauta-designed superyacht Cape Arrow at the 2015 St. Barths Bucket Regatta – Image credit to Ingrid Abery

Luxury yacht Cape Arrow was steered by Nauta Design’s passionate friend and client Mr. Pier Luigi Loro Piana, masterly supported by Tommaso Chieffi as tactician and by his excellent crew.

Nauta Design congratulates to the helmsman and the crew.

Below is a gallery for the luxurious charter yachts with design by Nauta.