The Pendennis Cup 2016 is open to any modern or classic sailing yacht over 24m

The Pendennis Cup 2016 is open to any modern or classic sailing yacht over 24m

Pendennis Shipyard has confirmed that the fifth edition of the Pendennis Cup will take place on the south coast of Cornwall, England, from 27 June to 2 July next year.

The Pendennis Cup has become known as one of the most competitive and fun regattas on the sailing superyacht racing circuit. This biennial event is open to any modern or classic sailing yacht over 24m and gives the opportunity for owners to race their vessels and it is timed to provide the perfect addition to any Northern European cruising season.

The diverse range of craft has previously included modern yachts such as Christopher, Athos and Velacarina racing alongside classics such as Adela, Adix, Altair, Mariette and Kelpie.

“This regatta really is a lovely one to attend. The sailing is always good and the shore side programme is very crew and owner friendly,” comments Charlie Wroe, captain of Mariette.

Cornish waters have a reputation for providing unpredictable conditions, which challenge the most experienced professional race crews, who fly in from all over the world to participate.

Managed by experienced race officer Peter Craig, supported by Royal Cornwall Yacht Club and RCYC Events, the Pendennis Cup 2016 will be aligned to the new ORCsy (Offshore Racing Congress superyacht) rule, which was established at the beginning of 2015 to create a higher level of professionalism and transparency within competitive superyacht racing.

Over the past few years Falmouth has gained a pedigree for hosting world-class regattas, including the Finn Gold Cup to the mighty J-Class fleet and now the Pendennis Cup.