For the first time in its 12 year history, this years Palma Superyacht Cup was split into two classes. The traditional cruising style yachts followed a pursuit racing format (staggered starts) Whilst a new IRC class, consisting of six performance style yachts crossed the starting line together, under a handicap rating system which adjusts their elapsed time to the finish according to their design parameters.
Event report and more images in our "News"section: PLEASE CLICK HERE
For full results and plans for next years SYC click "Read More" below.
Folowing the event its founding Director, Patrick Whetter commented:" We are delighted with the event this year, the weather was perfect and our new racing format with separate Performance and Traditional classes was very well received. As always the dockside parties were the highlight of the event as the owners, crew and sponsors joined in the festivities each evening after racing. Next year we will move to our new venue in the centre of Palma which should add even more glamour and excitement to the four day event."
The dates for next year are June 24th - 27th June, and it will be held in Muelle Viejo.
Please click on more pages below, to see extracts from key speakers presentations.
Please contact The Islander if you have any specific questions for these specialists.
These are only partial extracts from their presentations at the conference.
Alex Chumillas - Yacht Tax Specialist
Paul Jackson - MCA (UK)
Peter Hurzeler - Ocean Independence
Goeff Bound - Minton,Bound, Treharne
After a few years of controversy regarding the moorings in the Bay of Formentor near Puerto Pollença, it has finally been announced that they will be removed and yachts will be permitted to anchor freely there again from this summer.
Previously the Spanish Yachtsmans Association (ANEN) had denounced the concessionaires appointed to manage the moorings(Hisambla SL) for over exploiting their rights and laying moorings over a much larger area than they were entitled to charge for. Subsequently ANEN also criticised the government´s Coastal Director Celesti Alomar, for re-appointing Hisambla with a new concession, and apparently leaving it to the local council in Pollença to re-organise the charging policy. The announcement now made by Alomar seems to acknowledge the basic “freedom of the seas” expected by yachtsman, admitting to the mistakes of the past, and promising that all Balearic coastal anchorages will be free in future.
Aigua Charter & Sea School have announced the arrival of their new Delphia 40 sailing yacht to Palma.
The Delphia is the latest addition to the fleet of the young company who offer charter and training for sail, power and motor yachts.
The Aigua team was impressed by the build quality of the brand compared to others in its class; with attention to detail that caught the eye of the school’s principal, Linda J Revill, who was looking for a boat that suited training requirements as well as for charter.
The spaciousness of the cockpit, with single helm and good throttle position, and classic main sail, is a bonus for training, and easy handling whilst on charter.
The boat offers a comfortable three cabin, two heads layout with convertible saloon and plenty of light and storage space.
All sailing courses, from Competent Crew to Day Skipper and to Yachtmaster level will now be run on the new 2008 yacht.
In response to the huge amount of requests they have received from yacht Owners, Captains and Engineers, Precision Marine Engineering have asked us to clarify the following for the benefit of Islander readers:
* The new IMO resolution for waste water plants will come into force on January 1st, 2010.
* All certified HL-CONT-Systems which are installed before 2010 are fully in compliance with the current IMO resolution and can be used on ships without any limitations and without upgrading, even after implementation of the new IMO resolution for 2010.
The new IMO resolution
is to be applied as follows:
* For new ships with keel laying date on or after January 1st, 2010 MEPC.159(55) the new resolution is applicable.
* For existing ships the contractual delivery date has to be considered. If a vessel sends us an order for delivery until December 2009 the old MEPC.2 resolution will still be applicable - even if delivery will be effected after January 1st 2010.
Hamann Super Mini is now in accordance with MEPC.159(55)
Hamann Waste Water Treatment Plant Super Mini Plus complies with the forthcoming IMO resolution values. Performance tests have been successful. Additionally Hamann is working on modifications to be prepared for the final tests (shock, vibration).
Precision Marine will keep you informed about any future news via The Islander.
Please click pages 2 to 5 below, for more images of The Superyacht Cup.
All photos courtesy of Benjamin Maltby - MatrixLloyd Yacht Consultants.