Sixty of the world's finest supersailing yachts descend on Palma for the Superyacht Cup Ulysse Nardin 3/6/07

With less than two weeks to go to the start of the Superyacht Cup Ulysse Nardin (16-19 June) participants are preparing for the big gathering in Palma, Majorca. With up to 60 yachts racing, all measuring more than 27m overall, the event promises to be one of the most spectacular gatherings of large, modern sailing yachts ever seen.

Designed to slot between the end of the Louis Vuitton Challenger series for the America’s Cup in Valencia (currently standing at 2-0 to Emirates Team New Zealand over Luna Rossa) and the Match itself on 23 June, the Superyacht Cup will herald a mass arrival of superailing yachts on the Spanish mainland.

In Palma, the fleet will be split into two classes in order to best match similarly-performing yachts. Although the eclectic fleet represents a big variation in size and design, it is anticipated that the sailing will be close thanks to the carefully designed pursuit style racing system. Of the 55 yachts currently entered, there will be several natural matchings of yachts eager to show just how good they are.

With building yards, designers and stylists, to say nothing of owners, captains and crew from around the globe represented the event will also become a massive networking-fest for all those in the supersailing world.

The two J-class yachts, Velsheda (39.5m) and Ranger (41.2m), will continue their on-the-water battle, as will the racing maxis Alfa Romeo (30m) and Wild Oats (30m). Two of the Royal Huisman yachts, the brand new Meteor and Borkumriff IV (both 50m) will be evenly matched for an exciting first outing against each other. There will also be the Wallys Dark Shadow (30m) and Magic Carpet (29m) and the Dubois boats Janice of Wyoming (39m) and Kokomo of London (40m) who will be having their own private duels as well as competing against the rest of the fleet. Amongst the Perinis, Perseus (49.8) and Klosters (45.4) will be demonstrating their power and prowess.

The Superyacht Cup incorporating The New Zealand Millennium Cup is expecting up to 60 yachts from 27m to over 80m length overall. It will be held at Dique del Oeste in Palma. Check out




Alfa Romeo Reichel Pugh / McConaghy 30.0
Anny Judel/Vrolijk / Baltic 26.5
Antares Dixon / Royal Huisman 40.0
Aori Frers / Wally 24.0
Aschanti IV Burmester / Bremen 35.0
Borkumriff IV Dijkstra / Huisman 47.7
Charlatan Holland / Alloy 33.7
Dark Shadow Frers / Wally 33.7
Eleonora Herreschoff / Van der Graaf 41.6
Ganesha Dubois / Fitzroy 39.0
Georgia Dalrymple Smith/Scanu / Alloy 48.5
Ghost Brenta / Vitters 37.2
Gliss Briand / Huisman 32.0
Hamilton II Briand / CNB 35.7
Hetairos King / Abeking & Rasmussen 39.6
Hyperion Frers / Huisman 47.4
Imagine Dubois / Alloy 33.0
Janice of Wyoming Dubois / Alloy 39.0
Klosters Perini Navi / Perini Navi 47.0
Kokomo Dubois / Alloy 52.0
Kokomo of London Dubois / Alloy 40.4
Lulworth 46.3
Magic Carpet2 Frers / Wally 29.0
Maltese Falcon Dijkstra / Perini Navi 88.0
Maria Cattiva King / Huisman 39.9
Meteor Dijkstra / Huisman 51.6
Midnight Dubois / Fitzroy 37.2
Mystere Tripp / Vitters 43.0
Nephele Frers / Mcmullen & Wing 34.0
Open Season Frers / Wally 28.6
Paraiso Fontaine / Alloy 33.0
Patient Falcon Neson/Marek / Abel Marine 30.0
Paz Perini Navi / Perini Navi 39.4
Perseus Perini / Perini Navi 49.8
Pink Gin Judel/Vrolijk / Baltic 46.3
Ranger Stephens / Danish yacht 41.4
Rebecca Frers / Pendennis 42.4
Saudade Judel & Vrolijk 35.0
Savannah Pedrick 27.0
Scorpione dei Mari Castro / Jongert 29.0
Shamoun Hoek / Klaasen 33.1
Sojana Farr / Cowes/Harrison 35.0
Thalia Holland / Vitters 48.5
Tiketitan Frers / Wally 27.0
Timoneer Dubois / Vitters 44.0
Ulisse Frers / Green marine 32.0
Unfurled Frers / Huisman 34.0
Velsheda Nicholson / SYS 38.8
Visione Reichel Pugh / Baltic 45.5
Wild Oats XI Reichel Pugh / McConaghy 30.0
Windrose of Amsterdam Dijkstra / Holland Jachtbouw 46.0
Y3K Frers / Wally 30.5
Yannekee Too Dixon / Camper & Nicholsons 34.0