Please select your home edition
Edition
Bakewell-White Yacht Design

Menorca Maxi to take place next month

by Pierre Orphanidis on 8 Apr 2014
Menorca Maxi gets underway next month © Jesus Renedo http://www.sailingstock.com
The Menorca Maxi regatta, promoted by the Menorca Island Council and organised by the Mahón Yacht Club from 21-25 May, positions itself as one of the most exclusive competitions in the Mediterranean and, right from the first edition, joins the selective circuit of Maxi yacht regattas, hosted only by élite locations like Saint-Tropez and Porto Cervo.

In this first edition, while registrations are still open, Menorca Maxi has already confirmed the entry of nine Wally yachts, and three of the seven J Class vessels currently sailing. Such level of participation gives a clear idea of the incredible show and the supremely high level of competition that will take place on Menorca's waters.

The staging of the regatta and the concentration of the most exclusive yachts attracts the world's leading crews, including America's Cup, Round the World and Olympic winners.

Menorca has the sea as part of its DNA, of its essence. With more than 216 kilometres of coastline, the island is surrounded by the Mediterranean, making it a paradise for lovers of beaches and coves of crystal-clear water.

Less well known, but just as highly prized, are the island's attractions as a nautical destination. Winds which make sailing possible 365 days a year; a strategic location at the heart of the Mediterranean; a landscape of contrasts, with 280 waypoints of particular interest to sailors , and the perfect dimensions striking the ideal balance between nature and civilisation, make Menorca a first-class nautical destination.

The Wally Class is the world’s largest fleet of performance yachts over 24 metres in length. An exclusive club attracting Owners and enchanting spectators.

Wallys are unique yachts, custom designed and built, that combine superior performance, exceptional comfort, latest technology and contemporary design. The perfect balance between aesthetics and technology made the Wally brand a true icon for both lovers of design and sailing enthusiasts.

The J Class has its roots in the oldest and most spectacular sporting trophy in the world: the America's Cup. These are classic yachts of between 38 and 42 metres, which stand out for their design, beauty, stylised lines and speed.

These were the yachts in the 1930's which raced for the America's Cup. Today a small number of yachts (seven) again compete on the world's leading international Maxi circuits, at all times with first-rate professional Menorca Maxi website
Zhik Dinghy 660x82Wildwind 2016 660x82InSunSport - NZ

Related Articles

Groupama Race – The first Caledonians at Home
A beautiful performance for the kiwis on their Eliott 50. Their complete the Groupama Race in four days 10h and 24 min. A beautiful performance for the kiwis on their Eliott 50. Their complete the Groupama Race in four days 10h and 24 min after nearly 300 NM of 'Match Racing' against local sailors.
Posted today at 7:17 pm
First all-female Extreme Sailing Series™ team to compete in Lisbon
First all-female GC32 team will make its debut at the penultimate event of the year in Lisbon in just one week’s time. The first all-female GC32 team, Thalassa Magenta Racing in partnership with the Magenta Project, will make its debut at the penultimate event of the year in Lisbon in just one week’s time.
Posted today at 6:59 pm
Sébastien Josse's lead up to the Vendée Globe
The skipper of the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild is setting sail on his fifth round the world in 14 years. The skipper of the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild is setting sail on his fifth round the world in 14 years. As such, the sailor can rely on a vast amount of experience, bolstered by all the expertise of the Gitana Team, the offshore racing stable founded in 2000 by Ariane and Benjamin de Rothschild
Posted today at 4:55 pm
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Clipper 70 fleet makeover begins
Maintenance Team at Race HQ is now hard at work to refit the Clipper 70s in preparation for the 2017-18 race. After clocking up an average of 41,000 miles each during their tenth edition race circumnavigation, the Maintenance Team at Race HQ is now hard at work to refit the Clipper 70s in preparation for the 2017-18 race.
Posted today at 8:42 am
Building conditions on Day 2 of the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds
San Francisco has a storied reputation as a world-class venue during summer/early fall, and Day 2 of Alcatel J/70 Worlds San Francisco has a storied reputation as a world-class venue during the summer and early fall, and Day Two of the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, did not disappoint.
Posted today at 4:54 am
Groupama Race – Between the north and Nouméa
Beau Geste arrived at 7:09am this morning, taking the third position on real-time, behind Vodafone and Scallywag. Beau Geste arrived at 7:09am this morning, taking the third position on real-time, behind Vodafone and Scallywag. The crew was very pleased about his race. The owner and skipper, Karl Kwok, compared the luxury and unspoilt landscapes from the East coast to Polynesia and the West coast to Cebu island in Philippines.
Posted on 28 Sep
One day to go to 6th edition of Gstaad Yacht Club's Centenary Trophy
The time has come, all the entrants are in Saint Tropez and ready for tomorrow, a day that will celebrate once more The time has come, all the entrants are in Saint Tropez and getting ready for tomorrow, Thursday, a day that will celebrate once more some of the oldest and most stunning classic yachts on the planet with a race specially conceived for them
Posted on 28 Sep
An unchanged Idec Sport crew for the Jules Verne Trophy
At the finish in Brest last February, the six sailors, without exception, stated that they wanted to get back together IDEC SPORT will once again be tackling the Jules Verne Trophy, less than a year after their last attempt, when Francis Joyon's crew only missed out on the record by two days. For the first time in the history of the Trophy, the crew will remain the same. For this wild bunch of just six, there is the feeling that the job needs to be completed.
Posted on 28 Sep
Les Voiles de St Tropez - Eugenia Bakunova's view of Day 2
Not a lot of wind for the second day of racing at Les Voiles de St Tropez. Not a lot of wind for the second day of racing at Les Voiles de St Tropez. Eugenia Bakunova of mainsail.ru captured these images of the always picturesque classics as they sailed in a light breeze
Posted on 28 Sep
Legendary Mitch Booth to compete in St-Barth Cata Cup 2016
Sixty teams have already confirmed they will be competing in the event. As a triple world champion, Booth is no stranger to the F18. For this edition, he will be joined by Andy Dinsdale, a regular on the waters around St Barth.
Posted on 28 Sep