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Superyacht Cup Palma gets off to a great start among rookies and prominent veterans

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Superyacht Cup Palma is looking forward to summer 2024 with great enthusiasm. In fact, the 28th edition of Europe’s longest-running superyacht regatta has already announced that it has welcomed an interesting trio of first-time entrants. The event, scheduled June 19-22 in Palma de Mallorca, is experienced and celebrated as a veritable festival of sailboats: in fact, the Superyacht Cup Palma sees the return of the same wonderful boats every year, alongside those making their debut on the highly contested race course in the bay of the Balearic archipelago island. Established in 1996, the Superyacht Club Palma attracts some of the world’s largest and most prestigious sailboats in a highly competitive regatta held in reliable sea breeze conditions and a relaxed and fun atmosphere. In addition, the event provides a private and informal social environment for networking at the Yacht Club Race Village, which for a few days becomes the focal point for owners, guests, sponsors and sailors. The exclusive Real Club Náutico de Palma was chosen as the venue for the 25th anniversary of the Superyacht Cup in 2020 and has remained the event’s new home ever since.

Rookies at the Superyacht Cup Palma 2024

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Among the newcomers to the 2024 edition, as mentioned, the organizers of the Majorcan regatta have recently announced the registration of some outstanding teams. These are a pair of Hoek designs-the 32-meter Namuun (ex-Simba) by Turquoise Yachts and the40-meter Hoek Truly Classic Halekai, built by Pendennis-alongside the striking 28-meter ketch Tawera (ex-Catalyst), a Ron Holland Design by Alloy Yachts NZ.

We have been aware of the Superyacht Cup Palma for many years and were looking forward to being able to participate in what is clearly a great regatta“, stated Mike Mahoney, owner of Tawera. “Now that we are here in the Mediterranean, it is simply too good an opportunity to pass up, so see you in June on the starting line!“.



Participants in the Superyacht Cup Palma 2024 will have to compete with the cup holders, Team Rose aboard the 24-meter Wally, which has also already confirmed its entry. Among the fiercest opponents will then be the Swan 100 Onyx, a former runner-up in 2023, and the J Class Rainbow: the latter participated in its last Superyacht Cup Palma in 2014, but has just emerged from a major refit that makes it particularly fearsome.

Another important participant of superyachts making his welcome return to the Palma regatta is finally Pendennis Shipyard, which returns as a Gold Sponsor. “We are excited and pleased to return to support the Superyacht Cup Palma” said CEO Toby Allies. “It’s great to see a significant number of yachts participating this year that were built or repaired by us at our shipyard in Falmouth, UK, or at Pendennis Vilanova’s technical service center in Spain“.

Spain heart of the 2024 regattas

superyacht cup palmWith theAmerica’s Cup starting in Barcelona a few weeks after the Superyacht Cup Palma, Spain is the perfect place to spend the summer of 2024 for all sailing enthusiasts. “This is going to be a special year for sailing in this part of the world, and we are ready to do our part to make it unforgettable,” said Kate Branagh, Event Director of Superyacht Cup Palma. “As always everyone is welcome, old friends and new, and a warm Majorcan greeting is guaranteed, as is the ever-reliable breeze in Palma Bay.”