The countdown has begun: from 19 - 23 June the top class in competitive yacht racing will gather for the 22nd Superyacht Cup in Palma de Mallorca. 13 of the 18 commanding participants benefit from the advantages of using Reckmann systems.
The Superyacht Cup in Palma (19 to 23 June) is the longest running superyacht regatta in Europe, a favourite with yacht owners, friends, captains and crew. With warm early summer conditions and reliable sea breezes, the Bay of Palma offers some of the most idyllic racing conditions in the Mediterranean. The participating superyachts are all moored together stern-to in the Superyacht Cup Regatta Village located at Muelle Viejo with the iconic Palma Cathedral and Palm tree lined Paseo Maritimo providing a stunning back-drop. This year, the regatta sees a spectacular line-up of 18 superyachts. 14 out of these rely on Reckmann headsail furling systems and other hydraulic gear.
The scope of yachts using Reckmann systems ranges from the latest J-Class Yacht “Svea” to modern cruising yachts such as “Bliss” to the recently launched 33-metre carbon flyer “Missy”. Also, the 45-metre ocean record-breaker “Mari Cha III” will be on the start line – this iconic yacht has been fitted with Reckmann furling gear already 20 years ago and is still sailing, as strong as ever, with the original system. She beat the Transatlantic Record in 1998 and the Sydney to Hobart in 1999, hitting speeds in excess of 30 knots.