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Countdown is underway to start of Superyacht Cup Palma

by Daphne Morgan Barnicoat 11 Jun 22:11 NZST 29 June - 2 July 2022
Superyacht Cup Palma © Jesus Renedo / Sailing Energy

The countdown has begun to the start of Superyacht Cup Palma 2022 with the four-day Mallorcan festival of sail all set to get under way in less than a month on June 29.

Europe's longest-running superyacht regatta will lead-off with two races for the awe-inspiring J-Class on the opening day, with Topaz, Ranger and Velsheda - along with the recently entered Svea - providing a magnificent spectacle of timeless racing out on the Bay of Palma.

The whole Superyacht Cup Palma fleet then joins the party for three days of top-flight racing, with the entry list reflecting the dynamic range of superyachts including luxury ocean cruisers, modern classics and high-performance carbon flyers.

An impressive new addition to the list is the 24m Wally yacht Rose (ex-Tango). The Farr design may be the smallest entry in the 2022 fleet, but none of her competitors will be underestimating her potential when racing begins.

"The new owners of Rose are keen to build on her racing pedigree," said her skipper Ben Potter. "We have a 2022 calendar with emphasis on the biggest and best regattas, and Superyacht Cup Palma will undoubtedly provide one of the highlights of the season. We are all really looking forward to it."

As ever shoreside events will play a key role in the SYC experience which, for the second year in succession, will be centred on the world-famous Real Club Náutico de Palma. The RCNP will again also provide SYC's professional race management, a role the renowned club has had since 2011.

"The excitement is growing and the Superyacht Cup Palma team are flat-out making the final preparations for what we believe will be a memorable regatta," said Event Director Kate Branagh.

"We are delighted to welcome Rose to the Superyacht Cup family, adding further spice to an already competitive fleet, and we are also looking forward to greeting our recently announced Official Timepiece, Jaquet Droz.

"Combined with the return of our long-standing Preferred Hotel Partner St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, all the valued components that make Superyacht Cup Palma such a special event are in place."

One of the highlights of SYC, the glittering Owners' Summer Barbecue, will be hosted at Mallorca's best address, the five-star St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort.

Alongside Jaquet Droz and St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, other SYC partners and friends include Destination Partner New Zealand, Silver Partners Astilleros de Mallorca, Evolution Sails, Gottifredi Maffioli, North Sails, Southern Spars, Pantaenius, RSB Rigging, Marinepool, Vitters Shipyard, and Baltic Yachts, DYT Superyacht Transport and Hoek Design.

Superyacht Cup Palma 2022 will get formally under way with superyacht registration at the Real Club Náutico de Palma on Wednesday 29 June, followed by the captain's briefing in RCNP's Sala Magna and the Welcome Cocktail presented by New Zealand and DYT Yacht Transport on the RCNP terrace.

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