Sailing superyachts of the world have gathered in Moll Vell Port, Palma, in preparation for the Superyacht Cup ( SYC). The regatta, which kicks off tomorrow, celebrates its nineteenth edition for 2015. The participating superyachts are now 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 an attractive back-drop.
According to a study by the Chamber of Commerce, the economic impact of the regatta will bring around 4 million euros to the Palma community, generating jobs and becoming a meeting point for thousands of visitors.
Organisers say that although the competition lasts only four days, participants typically spend around 10 days in Palma due to the event. Yachts in Palma for the SYC often stay longer for repairs and organisers say the average duration of the crew in Palma exceeds 100 days.
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 racing is run by the highly experienced international race officers and the team at Real Club Nautico de Palma.