After three intense days of racing, the 19th edition of the Superyacht Cup Palma ended with a clear winner; with a clean sweep of no less than three first places during the regatta, the 55-metre sailing yacht Marie, was proclaimed overall winner.
According to show organisers, this year’s edition of the popular Mediterranean race was marked by smart tactics, close racing, as well as fierce battles. Superyacht Marie triumphed in Class A, while the 33m sailing yacht Inouï and the Oyster-built superyacht Maegan finished first in Class B and C respectively.
Stephane Luca, captain on board Inouï, commented, “It was a very interesting race with many boats, everybody met each other at the downwind mark on the way to the finish and it was exciting fighting with all the other fast boats like Open Season, Visione and Win Win.”
The event led to a major economic impact for the city of Palma and this professional yachting event has driven more than 1,200 people during the days of the event, representing an investment of four million euros in the city.
Furthermore the Superyacht Cup Palma 2015 gave a check for 10,500 euros to charity Joves Navegants. Created by a group of enthusiastic sailors in Palma the charity is aware of the economic hardship of some of the islands young people and uses sailing as a way to bring people closer together.
For further information, visit the Superyacht Cup Palma.