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Superyacht Cup Palma gets high-performance class boost for 2020

10/25/2019

The 2020 edition of The Superyacht Cup Palma will deliver the added excitement of a new performance racing class, presenting superyacht owners with the option of testing their thoroughbred vessels in a classic racing format.

The Superyacht Cup Performance Class will now join the ever-popular Original Superyacht Class and the Corinthian Spirit Superyacht Class – introduced in 2018 – at the 24th edition of The Superyacht Cup Palma from 17 to 20 June 2020.

The Superyacht Cup Performance Class will feature a conventional fleet start and will race under the RRS on a separate course to superyachts in the two other classes.

The innovative move has already struck a chord within the superyacht community, with Freya – the Frers-designed 27m Swan 90S – expressing a firm interest in signing up.

“The new Performance Class is a great fit for a yacht like Freya,” said her captain Jonathan ‘Joph’ Carter. “She was built with speed and performance in mind and the owner, as well as the whole crew, look forward to showing what she is capable of in Palma.”

Early interest in the 2020 Superyacht Cup Palma has also come from the impressive 66.9m carbon superketch Hetairos, with the Dykstra/Reichel Pugh designed Baltic Yachts creation in line to make her first appearance at the Mallorca gathering.

It’s not, however, a debut for her owner as the previous Hetairos – the 42m Bruce King designed Abeking & Rasmussen 1993 build – was last seen in 2012 and was the overall SYC winner in 2007, a particularly memorable year that saw 52 yachts gathered for the Millennium Cup edition.

To register your interest in The Superyacht Cup Palma 2020 or request an entry form please contact kate@thesuperyachtcup.com

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