As momentum builds towards 2024 and the J Class World Championship during the 37th America’s Cup, an annual calendar of racing is in place for the J Class fleet.
The Superyacht Cup Palma
The Superyacht Cup Palma, established in 1996, is Europe's longest running superyacht regatta. The annual event attracts some of the world’s largest and most prestigious sailing yachts to the beautiful island of Mallorca for a spectacular festival of sailing.The Superyacht Cup combines professionally managed yacht racing in reliable sea breeze conditions on the Bay with a relaxed and fun atmosphere ashore in the heart of historic Palma, the home of Mediterranean superyachting.
Svea and Velsheda will represent the J Class in 2023.
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup
The Costa Smeralda provides a stunning setting and a variety of challenging conditions for the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, one of the highlights of the Mediterranean yachting season. The first Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup (known then as the Maxi World championship) was held in Sardinia in 1980. The brainchild of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and its president, the Aga Khan, the regatta is now an eagerly anticipated annual event attracting a sizeable fleet of majestic maxi yachts to Porto Cervo each September.
In 2022, four J Class yachts, Ranger, Svea, Topaz and Velsheda line up on the beautiful waters of the Costa Smeralda - the first time that there had been stand-alone J Class racing at the event since 2014.
Image Credit: Francesco Ferri / Studio Borlenghi
Ibiza JoySail made its debut in 2021, and is quickly growing with more participants coming to the regatta each year.STP Shipyard in Palma de Mallorca, and Marina Ibiza on the famous white island, open their doors to owners and their family and friends for four days of exciting racing and great events. A series of thrilling 60 miles offshore races from Palma to Ibiza and inshore regattas between Ibiza and Formentera, coupled with daily onshore celebrations, add to the events unique appeal.The J Class will make their rebut at the regatta in 2023.
Image Credit: Ibiza Joy Sail