To run from June 18 to 21, this year’s Superyacht Cup Palma is expected to be another amazing regatta, with the participation of more than 20 of the world’s largest and most famous yachts, comprising the return of the majestic J Class yachts. Thrilling spectators and photographers last year, the intensely close competing of these powerful and striking sailing yachts in the Bay of Palma was an extraordinary sight and dramatic images were seen all over the world.
Due to the success and popularity the Superyacht Cup has been nominated by the J Class as the premier regatta of the 2014 season. To mark this event there will be two exceptional historic trophies presented to the winners; the “Corinthian Kings Cup” made by R & W Sorley of Glasgow in 1914 is a silver cup first presented by King George V to the Royal Clyde Yacht Club, this will be awarded to the winning J Class over the four days racing with an amateur owner driver. Secondly, the “Kings Hundred Guinea Cup” made by Carrington & Co of London in 1927 which was presented by King George VI for the Royal Yacht Squadron regatta in 1937. The first placed J Class on handicap on Wednesday 18th June will receive this striking silver gilt trophy.
Loyal supporters and Silver Sponsors, Rolling Stock, Astilleros de Mallorca, Pantaenius and Reckmann continue their association with the Superyacht Cup and the Dutch yacht builders Claasen Shipyard return for a two year Industry Partnership. Of the 17 yachts already registered, Claasen Shipyard has built 4 of the fleet, including last year´s Superyacht Cup overall winner, superyacht Heartbeat (Hoek Design). Claasen Shipyard put their success down to a combination of traditional Dutch workmanship and dedication to perfection with a constant drive to incorporate new technologies, an important aspect for performance superyachts. Claasen Shipyard and Dutch Naval Architects Hoek Design have together completed charter yacht Atalante, sailing yacht Firefly, Heartbeat and the J class luxury yacht Lionheart and have several new superyachts in build and on the drawing board.
Gaastra, the official clothing supplier and Gold Sponsor are preparing a colourful new collection for 2014 and will offer participating yachts and SYC sponsors the opportunity to order customized crew uniforms and team clothing.