Impressive line up for America's Cup Super Yacht Regatta

The America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta will be one of the greatest highlights of the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda in 2017. Some of the world’s most beautiful yachts will be given the perfect stage on which to perform on Bermuda’s crystal clear waters from 13th to 15th June, and there is still time for superyacht owners to register, with the deadline for entries closing on 1st April 2017.

Among the yachts already registered is the 55m Adela, back to reclaim the title won at the 2013 America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta, and she, so far, is joined by:

Action, 37m, Royal Huisman
Adela, 55m, Pendennis Shipyard
Bequia, 27m, Brooklin Boat Yard
Genevieve, 37m, Alloy Yachts
Hanuman, 42m, Royal Huisman
Hyperion, 48m, Royal Huisman
Leopard 3, 30.48m, McConaghy Boats
Lionheart, 43.4m, Claasen Jachtbouw
Meteor, 52m, Royal Huisman
Perseus^3, 60m, Perini Navy
Ranger, 42m, Danish Yachts
Rebecca, 42.43m, Pendennis Shipyard
Sojana, 35m, Green Marine
Svea, 43.6m, Vitters Shipyard
Topaz, 43m, Holland Jachtbouw
Velsheda, 39m, Camper & Nicholsons
Visione, 44.8m, Baltic Yachts
Wild Horses, 23.2m, W-Class™Racing Yachts
Windfall, 29m, Southern Wind

We caught up with Dean Maggio, Captain of the Superyacht Meteor, and Captain Barnaby Henshaw-Depledge of the Superyacht Velsheda about the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta and what racing in Bermuda will be like. Captain Maggio starts “Meteor has raced in various superyacht regattas since she was launched in 2007. Both owners are very accomplished sailors who are well known on the maxi circuit and having been involved with many past America’s Cup syndicates, putting Meteor in Bermuda for the 35th America’s Cup was a no-brainer. Having a superyacht regatta in the middle of the America’s Cup up event is just the icing on the cake on what should be a great event.”

On why Bermuda is such a good venue for the events in May and June, Captain Maggio said “Aside from Bermuda being a beautiful place with great people and an efficient infrastructure, it is a great location for the 35th America’s Cup and it’s easy to get to, whether transiting north for a summer in New England or heading across the pond for the Mediterranean.”

Captain Barnaby Henshaw-Depledge of the 39m Superyacht Velsheda picks up on what drew Velsheda to the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta saying “the owner, guests and crew felt it was an event that simply could not be missed, and having the opportunity to combine the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta with the America’s Cup J Class Regatta makes it all the more enjoyable. We’re very much looking forward to being a part of the America’s Cup action. It will be spectacular, witnessing such a contrasting spectrum of racing, from foiling catamarans to the closest J Class fleet in years, all the way up to 500 ton superyachts. In addition, it’s a different event to the usual schedule, so we’re excited to have the opportunity to experience the added challenges associated with a new location.”

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