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Win Win Lives Up To Her Name At Superyacht Cup Palma 2019

The stunning 108 ft Win Win lived up to her lucky name with overall victory at this year’s hotly-contested Superyacht Cup Palma. The lightweight carbon performance superyacht was designed by little-known Mallorcan naval architect Javier Jaudenes and built by Baltic Yacht. She claimed her third successive victory after a quick, clean and close Class A race where she finished just 33 seconds ahead of her nearest rival and sister yacht, the 112 ft Nilaya. which was also built by Baltic Yacht. Win Win’s skipper, Ryan Taylor, was delighted with her win, remarking, “It’s great and we are very happy – we worked for it and it wasn’t easy, but it was nice clean racing and we just kept it simple. The owner is very happy!”

Class B also saw close racing with three winners in each of the races. The 140 ft Topaz ultimately claimed victory with 1 point over her J-Class rival Velsheda. In Class C the 30m Stephens Waring Yacht Design Spirit of Tradition yawl Bequia took home the trophy with Huckleberry and Kealoha tied on points in second and third. Bequia’s skipper, Seumas Meharg, commented, “It’s always fun to win and we have great owners and a fantastic team on board as we celebrate Bequia having 10 years on the water. “It’s fantastic to be here in Palma in such perfect conditions, ideal for us, and great to come away with a class win. The owners and the crew have also really enjoyed the shoreside activities as well. The Owners Dinner was superb, the owners loved it, and generally the whole attitude of the regatta is fabulous, it’s not too pompous or anything like that, it’s a good fun time for everybody.”  

Event director Kate Branagh remarked, “It has been another great year for The Superyacht Cup Palma and it has been a real pleasure for the whole team and I to see so many happy faces out on the water and then back here in the SYC Race Village. The 24th edition of The Superyacht Cup Palma will be held from 17 to 20 June 2020. We look forward to seeing all of you back here for another marvellous festival of superyacht sailing.” 

Alice Longhurst

After her first taste of life at sea aged three, Alice spends her time writing about yachts, fine wine and the good things in life.

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