Superyachts to race transatlantic

The first Superyacht Cup Transatlantic Challenge is planned for April 2008. The course will take the yachts on the traditional track across the Atlantic via the Azores and will finish in the Spanish Port of Vigo on the north west coast of Spain. There will be two classes, a performance sailing class and a ‘rally class’ which will enable yachts to keep up an average minimum speed by motoring if necessary. The two classes will start separately in Antigua with the aim of all yachts finishing in a 24 – 48 hour period in the Azores.