Major changes for the Superyacht Cup Palma 2009

A new location in the heart of Palma, introduction of the ‘Bucket Rating’ system, better dock facilities and a change to the prize-giving format are just some of the improvements proposed for this years’ Superyacht Cup in Palma, Mallorca from 24-27 June.

Following support from the local Government and Port Authorities, the Superyacht Cup has been granted permission to use the centrally located Muelle Viejo dock for the 4-day event. The yachts will be moored adjacent to the historic ‘La Lonja’ area of the City, directly opposite the spectacular Cathedral and the glamorous shopping streets of the Borne and Jaime III as well as excellent restaurants and hotels. The Muelle Viejo is a 10 minute drive from the airport.

Another popular change for the racing format will be the adoption of the ‘Bucket Rating’ system. The system was used very successfully at the recent Superyacht Cup Antigua and heralded a major step forward, creating the closest finishes in 14 years of Superyacht Cup racing. Developed by Jim Teeters and used at the St Barth’s and Newport Bucket regattas for the past few years, the system is constantly being improved and developed to allow for the many factors influencing accurate ratings.