The provisional entry list for the 2013 Superyacht Cup Palma is presently up to 18 yachts, representing an amazing combination of different sizes as well as designs from all over the world. As usual, there is a mixture of competitive performance orientated yachts and corinthain cruising yachts out to enjoy exciting competing in the Bay of Palma.
Several marine industry sponsors have already confirmed their support and recently Hoek Design renewed their agreement for the third consecutive year, “It is a great opportunity for us to meet with many of our yacht owners and see our designs compete on the water. The performance aspect of our designs is very important to us and we are always pleased to see our yachts do well on the race-course. We want to support these regattas and hopefully see more Hoek designed yachts racing. Presenting the Hoek Trophy to the highest scoring Hoek designed yacht has been very popular and adds another element of competition amongst our fleet. Palma is a wonderful place to sail, ev eryone enjoys the relaxed social environment on the dock and the first-class prize giving evening at Es Baluard Museum,” commented André Hoek.
There has been a revival of the J class over the past few years and this year is the first time to incorporate a J Class regatta into The Superyacht Cup Palma. Hoek Design have been very involved with the J’s come back and are currently working on four different J Class yachts; sailing yacht Lionheart J H1 , the J class yacht J8, presently under construction at Holland Jachtbouw and the J class yacht project “Svea” that is presently in design stage, as well as design elements for Enterprise which is currently on-hold.