Pendennis Shipyard has unveiled the dates for the next Pendennis Cup superyacht sailing regatta, running from June 27 to July 2, 2016. This biennial event represents one of the most competitive and fun regattas on the superyacht racing circuit, providing four days of racing supported by a lively social scene to promote the very best of Cornish cuisine as well as entertainment.
The event hosts a fleet of 10-15 yachts and more than 600 guests during the four days of racing, providing a fantastic spectacle in Falmouth Bay. The diverse range of yachts has previously included such striking modern yachts as Christopher, charter yacht Athos and Velacarina, as well as such beautiful classics as Adela, mega yacht Adix, Altair, Mariette and Kelpie.
Managed by experienced race officer Peter Craig, supported by Royal Cornwall Yacht Club and RCYC Events, next year’s 5th Pendennis Cup will use the new ORCsy (Offshore Racing Congress superyacht) rule. This was established at the beginning of 2015 to create a higher level of professionalism and transparency within competitive superyacht racing.
The Pendennis Cup is open to any modern or classic sailing yacht over 24m, presenting a unique opportunity for Owners to race their vessels. As Charlie Wroe, Captain of sailing yacht Mariette, said: “This regatta really is a lovely one to attend. The sailing is always good and the shore side programme is very crew and Owner friendly.”