A new location closer to the action in Palma's old city centre will be an improvement to the regatta to be held this year in late June
This is what the Superyacht Cup Palma base should like in June when the regatta moves to its new location at the Muelle Viejo dock close to the cathedral and the old city centre known as La Lonja.
The Superyacht Cup Palma is due to run from 24-27 June and there are currently 14 yachts registered as provisional entries, including well known names like Windrose, Hyperion, Ganesha, the new 45m Wally Saudade, the new Perini Navi sloop P2, the refitted Sprit Yachts 100-footer Gaia and other top yachts. Check out the next issue of Supersail World (April) for full stories on Saudade and P2.
The event’s change of location will bring the regatta village closer to the popular hotels, restaurants and bars in Palma and the fabric of the dock should be an improvement on the commercial wharves which served their purpose for two years but were remote from the city and lacked atmosphere.
This year’s regatta will also use the Bucket Regatta rating system, perfected on the other side of the Atlantic by Jim Teeters at the St Barths and Newport Bucket regattas. “We are looking forward to close racing (the end of sandbagging) and far more course variations than in previous years,” said race director Patrick Whetter. “We will also offer an IRC Class should demand be sufficient,” he added.
The Superyacht Cup report that they have 22 berths available in the new location and that registration and the Notice of Race for the regatta are available online at www.thesuperyachtcup.com