20 Superyachts Enter 2017 AC Regatta Thus Far

February 3, 2017

The America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta will be one of the highlights of the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda in 2017, and so far 20 superyachts have registered to compete.

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.

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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:

  1. Action, 37m, Royal Huisman
  2. Adela, 55m, Pendennis Shipyard
  3. Bequia, 27m, Brooklin Boat Yard
  4. Genevieve, 37m, Alloy Yachts
  5. Hanuman, 42m, Royal Huisman
  6. Hyperion, 48m, Royal Huisman
  7. Leopard 3, 30.48m, McConaghy Boats
  8. Lionheart, 43.4m, Claasen Jachtbouw
  9. Meteor, 52m, Royal Huisman
  10. Perseus^3, 60m, Perini Navy
  11. Ranger, 42m, Danish Yachts
  12. Rebecca, 42.43m, Pendennis Shipyard
  13. Sojana, 35m, Green Marine
  14. Svea, 43.6m, Vitters Shipyard
  15. Topaz, 43m, Holland Jachtbouw
  16. Velsheda, 39m, Camper & Nicholsons
  17. Visione, 44.8m, Baltic Yachts
  18. Wild Horses, 23.2m, W-Class™Racing Yachts
  19. Windfall, 29m, Southern Wind

Dean Maggio, Captain of the Superyacht Meteor, said, “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, said: “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.”

For more information on the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta, or to enter, click here.

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  1. Triangle Drifter says:

    This is going to be a sight to see. These boats are as large, some larger than, Spirit of Bermuda.

  2. sugraknab says:

    This is great buy in from this elite fleet and will add a truly elegant dimension to AC Bermuda. Fantastic news.

    Vessel #4′s name gave me a good laugh… oh the irony!

  3. 747 Airbus A380 777 etc. says:

    i thought the J class was coming to race as well?

  4. 747 Airbus A380 777 etc. says:

    i thought the J class was coming to race as well?SORRY see some of them are in the mix

    • Build a Better Bermuda says:

      The J-class regatta is a separate event as well. We will have the Super Yacht, J-Class, Tall Ships, RedBull Youth and the America’s Cup all around that time. It will be a very eventful beginning to the summer.

  5. 32n64w says:

    Bermuda receives an economic boost of $15 million dollars for every Newport race and that lasts for only a few days every other year. Just imagine the multiples for AC35!

    Well done Team Bermuda!