Yacht Blog – A thrilling Superyacht Cup in Palma
A month ago, VHR proudly announced the sponsorship of the Superyacht Cup in Palma in Spain. Last week, our Marine Specialists flew over to the Bay of Palma to attend the prestigious event.
As one of the biggest European regattas, the Superyacht Cup has welcomed a number of prestigious superyacht builds over the years, from J-Class Hoek Design to brand-new superyachts. This year 10 brilliant superyachts competed in the Palma de Mallorca for the renowned Cup.
The 2017 edition of the Superyacht Cup raced a number of superyachts, some veterans and a number of new entries. Bolero and This is Us – famous competitive veteran winners – raced against young superyachts Inoui and Win Win, which both competed for the first time two years ago. In addition to previous competitors, the Superyacht Cup Palma 2017 saw two new superyachts, Farfalla and Ribelle, race for the first time.
Palma’s Superyacht Cup, a gripping regatta
Entrants were split into two classes of superyacht, with five competing in each.
For Class A, the battle commenced between 2016’s winner Win Win from Baltic Yacht and the recently launched Ribelle by Vitters Shipyard. Although Win Win managed to retain first place in the first two days, she was definitely beaten by the younger competitor. Nevertheless, the prestigious 108ft yacht remained in 2nd place overall for the Superyacht Cup Palma 2017.
In Class B, Atalante 1 and Bolero were on the front-line this year. For the incredible TC 90 Atalante, it was a struggle to win against her competitor, veteran Bolero, however she was able to once outdistance her. Bolero finally emerged victorious for the 9th edition of the Superyacht Cup in Palma.
The expert point of view: Dale Fisher, Head of the Marine Division at VHR, at the Superyacht Cup
How were the sailing conditions?
Dale: Pretty light, the racing went really well and the weather was calm. The America’s Cup Superyacht and J-Class Regatta in Bermuda reduced the number of competitors: whilst the event usually welcomes 15-20 boats, this year’s edition only had 10. Nevertheless, it would have been a slight relief for Kate and all Superyacht Cup crew, as it was easier to organise.
What was the atmosphere on shore?
Dale: It was nice and relaxed. When you go to an exhibition, all the people are focused on where they need be and what they need to do. In Palma however, the mood was much more about socializing and having a great time.
The best part of the week?
Dale: I think the best point in the week was the opportunity to introduce Danny to this side of the industry. He is a long-time dinghy sailor and sailed in the Superyacht Cup Palma 2017 on superyacht This is Us; this year’s event was the perfect opportunity to engage Danny’s years of professional business experience with sailing practice.
For further information about our recruitment services in Superyacht and Marine, please contact Dale Fisher, Head of Marine Recruitment at VHR.
Email: Dale Fisher: email@example.com
Phone: +44 (0) 207 500 7983
VHR (Virtual Human Resources Group Ltd) is a specialist technical recruitment company operating in the four key sectors of Marine & Superyacht Services, F1 & Automotive, Aerospace & Aviation and Engineering & Defence. Headquartered in London, with offices in Manchester, Prague, and Abu Dhabi. VHR supports its clients by providing master vendor, managed and on-demand contract and permanent recruitment services globally.
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