Constructed by Royal Huisman to a design by Bruce King, charter yacht Maria Cattiva took the fleet victory of the second day’s racing at this year’s Superyacht Cup Palma, with the Nautor Swan 112 charter yacht Highland Breeze winning Class 1.
Over the line, the Hoek designed superyacht Firefly took line honours for the second time, it was quite a sight to see all the superyachts running down wind towards the finish line just behind the magnificent J’s.
“Another fantastic day out,” said Melle Boersma, the helm aboard Tulip yacht, “it was a little lighter than we would have liked, but a good opportunity for us to practice our sail handling – we are a new boat with a new crew so are on a steep learning curve, but we are having fun and today was the best day out by far!” Tulip may not be placing so well in the standings but definitely making up for it on shore by winning the finals of the Boat Blow competition organised by Jongert.
The J’s finished up their third race of the regatta and their first coastal race – luxury yacht Hanuman unfortunately was over the line at the start and was scored with an OCS. Superyacht Lionheart however, had a fantastic day on the water leading from the first mark, “the Owner helmed his best race ever,” said Bouwe Bekking, the tactician aboard. Results over the line saw Lionheart first, charter yacht Ranger second, followed by Velsheda yacht and superyacht Rainbow. This changes the overall standings, with Lionheart leading by one point from Ranger and two points from Hanuman.
There is a great atmosphere on the dock this evening, with plenty of smiling faces aided by the Happy Hour sponsored by North Sails. Thanks also to Bodegas Ferrar for providing fine local wine during this event.
Tomorrow will be the final day of racing, there is all to play for with Heartbeat yacht, charter yacht P2, luxury yacht Atalante – on equal points – in addition to Maria Cattiva and Highland Breeze – again on equal points – in the running for the Bent Cleat Trophy.