Superyacht Cup Palma welcomes new Performance Class entries

Superyacht Cup Palma welcomes new Performance Class entries
Credit: Sailing Energy/Superyacht Cup, Stuart Pearce and Maria Muina

Two more entries line-up for the 2020 Superyacht Cup (SYC) Palma, Europe’s longest-running superyacht regatta, taking place on 17th – 20th June.

The competitive WallyCento Magic Carpet3 and state-of-the-art performance cruiser Ghost are finalising their plans to join the fleet when racing starts in Palma for the 24th edition of the event.

They will add their names to the growing list of entries which already includes the Baltic Yachts Hetairos and Swan 90S Freya.

Like Freya, the 30.47m Magic Carpet3 was attracted to the regatta by the prospect of ultra-competitive fleet racing offered by the new Performance Class.

“We have taken part in several Palma Vela regattas so we are very familiar with the fantastic sailing conditions on offer out in Palma Bay, and we are excited and looking forward to what will be our first Superyacht Cup Palma appearance,” says Danny Gallichan, Captain of Magic Carpet3. “In particular the new Performance Class was a big factor for us, with the fleet racing starts and the high-intensity racing that goes along with it.

“It will be a great event for the owner and the whole crew to test themselves in what is sure to be a competitive setting.”

Launched in 2013, the Reichel Pugh designed Magic Carpet3 comes to the SYC with a winning track record, including a Performance Class victory at the 2019 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, last June.

The Luca Brenta designed Ghost, launched in 2005, returns to SYC for the first time since 2007 and will be her new owner’s first regatta at the helm.

The 37m silver yacht, built by Vitters, will be flying the flag for the Dutch shipyard who have joined the SYC Palma as a Silver Partner having recently opened a Vitters Service facility in Palma.

“It is always a great pleasure to welcome newcomers to the Superyacht Cup Palma, as well as greeting old friends, and that applies to both our sailing entries and sponsor supporters,” comments SYC Event Director, Kate Branagh. “This year will be no exception and the sense of excitement is growing as the countdown has well and truly begun to our 24th edition.”

Registration is open for The Superyacht Cup Palma with the Notice of Race now available.

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