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Transatlantic Superyacht Regatta - Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Cup begins

'Start off Tenerife - Transatlantic Superyacht Regatta & Maxi Yacht Cup 2011'    YCCS - ©

The fourth edition of the Transatlantic Superyacht Regatta - Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Cup is underway. The eight maxi and super yachts participating crossed the starting line off Santa Cruz de Tenerife at 1 p.m. (GMT) today.

This edition is organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and the International Maxi Association and will see the fleet of sailing giants navigating approximately 2700 miles to reach the finish line in Virgin Gorda, where the YCCS is putting the finishing touches to its new Clubhouse, set to complement the Club's existing superyacht marina on the island. Depending on weather conditions during the Atlantic crossing, the yachts may be expected to complete the course in approximately eight to ten days. Live tracking on the websites www.yccs.it and www.internationalmaxiassociation.com will show each yacht's progress in real time.

Racing got underway today in 10 to 12 knots of north north-easterly breeze and only the Wally 107 Kenora chose to head south of the Island of Tenerife while the remainder of the fleet left the island to port. The race start, set against the backdrop of the Santiago de Calatrava Auditorium and the island's volcanic peak Pico de La Teide, was a sight to behold thanks to the dimensions of some of the competing yachts such as the 66 metre Hetairos and the 50 metre Zefira, both recently launched. The remainder of the fleet is composed of two Wally yachts (Indio and Kenora ), two Swans (the Swan 80 Emma and the Swan 82 Grey Goose of Rorc); the Farr Sojana and the X-Yachts Karuba 5 .

'We are pleased that this regatta is bringing new life to the idea we had in 2007 when we chose Tenerife as the starting point of the first edition of the Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Cup. The finish line has been moved from Sint Maarten to Virgin Gorda thanks to the collaboration with the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, which is inaugurating its new Clubhouse in the British Virgin Islands.' Commented Gianfranco Alberini, Secretary General of the International Maxi Association.

'Having eight such magnificent maxi and super yachts on the starting line for the first crossing from Tenerife to Virgin Gorda is fantastic,' underlined Edoardo Recchi, Sports Director of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. 'Despite the difficult economic situation we have an exceptional fleet here, including the new Hetairos which is making its racing debut. We hope that our new Clubhouse and Marina in Virgin Gorda will fast become a reference point for maxi and super yachts in the Caribbean in the way that our base in Porto Cerva has been for many years.'

The Commodore of the Real Club Nautico de Tenerife, Don Eduardo Fernandez Quintana also emphasised how the image and the economy of Tenerife is linked to International yachting events.

Entry List
Emma - Johann Killinger - 18.2, Swan 60
Grey Goose of Rorc - Tobias Koenig - 24.89, Swan 82
Hetairos - Panamax Ltd - 66.0, Baltic
Karuba V - Magma Int Ltd - 20.07, X-Yachts
Kenora, Long Beach Ltd - 30.44, Wally
Indio - Andrea Recordati - 30.5, Wally
Sojana - Peter Harrison - 35.0, Farr
Zefira - Salvatore Trifirò - 49.7, Dubois

Sonja start - Transatlantic Superyacht Regatta & Maxi Yacht Cup 2011 -  YCCS - ©   Click Here to view large photo

The Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Cup was created in 2007 and then run in 2009 and in 2010. The event was created by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in collaboration with IMA in response to requests from owners for a transatlantic race dedicated specifically to maxi yachts. The regatta is also part of the IMA's efforts to establish a seasonal circuit for maxis that will allow owners to compete in summer offshore events in the Mediterranean and Europe before moving to the Caribbean for the traditional winter racing season.

www.yccs.com, www.yccsmarina.com or www.internationalmaxiassociation.com




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