prospective entries from both newcomers and SYC regulars have been
received, joining the trio of confirmed J Class entries Topaz,
Ranger and Velsheda at the June 29 to July 2 festival of sail, with
a 12-15 strong fleet expected. And as a further sign that it is all
systems go for Superyacht Cup Palma 2022, SYC’s long-standing race
management partner the prestigious Real Club Náutico de Palma will
again provide the elegant setting for the shore base following the
success of the venue last year.
“We were able to celebrate our 25th anniversary last year in some
style, and we are looking to build on that longevity going forward,”
said SYC Event Director Kate Branagh. “As previously announced, we
have made a small change to the dates to welcome the J Class, and we
are receiving a lot of early interest from across the superyacht
world from both prospective new entries and returning old friends –
2022 is looking set to be a great way to start our second
Among the first timers planning to join Europe’s longest running
superyacht regatta are the 43m Vitters-built La Belle and the 38m
Oyster 1225 Archelon. Meanwhile previous attendees actively planning
a return include the streamlined 33m Vitters-built sloop Missy, the
34m Gilles Vaton designed Baiurdo VI – which took a podium place in
Class B at last year’s event – and the ultra-competitive 108-foot
Baltic built Win Win, an SYC overall winner in both 2019 and 2016.
“Racing at Superyacht Cup Palma has always ticked all the boxes for
Win Win – the competition is fierce but fair and friendly, and Palma
is such a fantastic world class venue, there is nothing not to
like,” said captain, Will Glenn. As in previous recent events the
SYC offers owners, captains and crews of modern high-performance
superyachts the option of competing in a Performance Class, with a
separate mass start and bespoke racecourse.
The Performance Class completes a trio of options alongside the
long-standing Superyacht Class and the non-spinnaker Corinthian
Class, which has itself proved popular since being introduced in
2017. As ever, off the water the social side of Superyacht Cup Palma
will continue to be a major attraction with networking and informal
meetings sitting alongside post-racing happy hours, dock parties and
the celebratory prize-giving that concludes the regatta.
Superyacht Cup Palma will open with superyacht registration and the
captain’s briefing on Wednesday 29 June 2022, followed by three days
of racing concluding on Saturday 2 July.