Superyacht Cup Palma 2018
Spectator Guidance for Boats and RIBs

We welcome supporters and guests of The Superyacht Cup to watch the racing but we ask you to please read and follow the guidelines below. The participating yachts are big, fast, difficult to maneuver and very powerful. ALWAYS KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE AWAY.

On June 20th only the J class (two yachts) will be racing, the majority of the superyachts will also be out practicing.

June 21, 22 and 23 all yachts will be racing on the same course in the Bay of Palma.

The Superyacht Fleet comprises 16/17 yachts split into three classes: Class A, B and C. There will be staggered start sequence at two-minute intervals. The order of starting the classes may change from day to day.

The schedule time for the first starting signal is 13.00 however this may change according to weather conditions, time change announcements will be made on RACE COMMUNICATIONS CHANNEL 73

Courses

On June 20th the course will be windward leeward in an area close to the start/finish area.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday the courses will be not selected until the morning of the race and depend on conditions. Courses will be announced on the VHF on channel 73. *Please note this is the Race Communications Channel Only and must not be used by spectator vessels.

SAFETY INFORMATION

  1. Please approach sailing yachts from behind or to one side but NOT forward of the beam.
  2. Please watch for signals from the yachts crew who may ask you to move away for an impending maneuver, they can change direction and speed very quickly and you need to anticipate their move to clear out of the way.
  3. Some of the superyachts will have a dedicated SAFETY RIB, please follow any instructions they give you.
  4. Please be aware when you are following one boat another could be close behind or closing on a different angle, make sure you keep a complete look out at all times.
  5. Please be aware of and respect all other spectator boats around you
  6. We recommend that all spectators wear lifejackets, the stern waves and wake from other RIBs can be quite large.

START

The yachts need space to maneuver at full speed in the start sequence (prior to the start signal). Please keep to safe areas well outside of the yachts starting area and clear of all marks of the course.

MARK ROUNDING

  • Allow plenty of distance for yachts to round the mark (minimum of 100m)
  • Do not go below the marks as the yachts may gybe to port or starboard
  • Do not cross in front of any yachts at any time

THE SAFETY OF THE CREW AND PASSENGERS ON SPECTATOR BOATS IS SOLEY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SKIPPER ON EACH BOAT.

PLEASE ALSO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH LOCAL NAVIGATION, SPEEDING RESTRICTIONS AND HARBOUR BYELAW REQUIREMENTS.

Potential Marks for the Various Courses

Course marks are yellow inflatable cylinder buoys. The mark location descriptions below are approximate.  Values are expressed in degrees, minutes and decimals of minutes.

Mark Name Approximate Latitude / Longitude
START AREA 39° 31.152' N    002° 40.771' E
PTA. ARANOL 39° 29.629' N    002° 42.594' E
ENDERROCAT 39° 27.512' N    002° 42.835' E
PANTAENIUS 39° 27.042' N    002° 40.860' E
REGANA 39° 24.790' N    002° 43.677' E
NEW ZEALAND 39° 28.444' N    002° 36.909' E
SILVER FERN 39° 27.739' N    002° 36.124' E
ILLETAS 39° 31.371' N    002° 36.000' E
PORRASA 39° 29.482' N    002° 33.930' E
SECH 39° 28.000' N    002° 32.600' E
FINISH Same position as the starting mark

Preferred Hotel Partner
St Regis
Destination Partner
Gold Partners
Baltic Yachts Pendennis
Silver Partners
Boat International Owners Club NetJets Rondal VHR
Friends of the Superyacht Cup
Hoek Design North Sails ZIS Southern Spars
Official Suppliers
Publi Voile
Collaborators
Mallorca Chamber of Commerce Ajuntament de Palma Ports de Balears Real Club Nautico de Palma