To take place in the lovely Spain yacht holiday destination – Palma de Mallorca, the 2014 Superyacht Cup Palma will kick off in less than a month, running from June 18 to 21. This year’s four-day regatta will host an outstanding fleet of 25 yachts.
Ranging in size from 24m to over 50m, new build yachts incorporating the latest technology and classic designs dating back to the 1930´s, this spectacular collection of some of the largest racing superyachts in the world will be a stunning sight in the Bay of Palma.
The two latest entries are the 40m Royal Huisman built charter yacht Maria Cattiva designed by Bruce King and a new boat to the event, the 28m Nautor Swan sailing yacht Odin drawn by Frers Yacht Design. Maria Cattiva is a seven-time participant and winner overall at the regatta in 2012. The five J Class yachts will reunite for a re-match on last year´s incredible performance with races scheduled for four days.
The Superyacht Cup has gained valuable support this year from significant new partners, the five star St Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort as Preferred Hotel Partner and five Platinum Partner shipyards. The most Magnificent 5 Shipyards in the world support the culture of camaraderie, sportsmanship and friendly competition and join together to ensure the values and integrity of superyacht regattas stays in the spirit it was always intended for. Alloy Yachts, Holland Jachtbouw, Perini Navi, Royal Huisman and Vitters Shipyards will proudly host the Mag 5 Race Day on Friday the 20th of June.
On the Friday evening following the racing, the exclusive Owner´s Dinner will be held on the terraces at the St Regis Mardavall and jointly hosted by the five Shipyards. A selection of fine wines will be provided by official supplier José L Ferrer and a new cava ANNA BLANC DE BLANCS by Codorniu.
All the participating yachts will carry small GPS devices tracking their course around the Bay. The live tracking, which has been sponsored by two Palma based companies, Absolute Boat Care and Marine Hydraulic Solutions is a great way to follow the racing in real time or after the event. A link from the Superyacht Cup website will take you to the Trac Trac page where each race or sections of races can be viewed on line including on tablets and mobile phones. In addition to the live coverage it is also a useful tool for crew to analyze their performance after the race.