Countdown to the 2021 Multihull Cup in Port Adriano


Countdown to the 2021 Multihull Cup in Port Adriano

by Dawn MacPhee Jul 24 10:02 AM UTC
August 27-29, 2021

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The only regatta in the Mediterranean exclusively reserved for some of the largest and most technologically advanced multihull yachts in the world. The event kicks off on Friday August 27 with three exhilarating days of racing Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Held in Port Adriano on the sunny and beautiful island of Mallorca, this boutique event is an opportunity for owners, crew and spectators to showcase and celebrate these incredible yachts over 50 feet long. The Multihull Cup will resume its course for the first time since 2019, after the pandemic forced the cancellation of last year’s event. Port Adriano’s commercial director, Nani Mas, is delighted with the return of the Multihull Cup.

“Our location and social venues are second to none, creating an ideal base for these spectacular yachts and the fans who come to watch them. The fun and competition will be even more exciting this year after the long wait for 2020.”

The wait is growing to see these high performance speed machines again under sails in the Balearic Islands. A location known for its reliable breeze and warm conditions, perfect for the regatta environment.

The Cup will once again host the 2018 champion SY Allegra, designed by Nigel Irens. At 84 feet, this Green Alliance racing machine is the largest in the fleet. The skipper of Allegra is looking forward to the second round with one of the newcomers.

“This niche of performance / cruising multihulls in the sailing world continues to grow with a constant stream of large boats entering the fray. I think it is to be applauded that an event like this aims to address specifically to them. I would love to see it grow each year as a hub where experiences are shared and friendships rekindled. ”

The 2021 list has five confirmed entries to date. Other former rivals will face off again, including the 2016 winner 66 ‘R’Six, by Hudson Hake Marine and 66’ Gunboat Coco de Mer, both designed by Morrelli & Melvin, famous for their work with the Olympic class Narca . .

New on the slate this year is 60 ‘Give Me Five, a creation of the Outremer shipyard in France that can reach the speed of a Vendée Globe racing sailboat.

And another Gunboat will raise the stakes at the racetrack with the addition of the 68 ‘Highland Fling, designed by VPLP, among the fastest naval architects in the world. The skipper of Allegra is looking forward to a second chance to face them.

“We recently had a fantastic boat-to-boat regatta with Highland Fling in Sardinia, so we are very keen to replicate that excitement again… but with a different order of results,” said Paul Larsen with a smile.

The docks are already buzzing with excitement, and next month it’s the scene for post-race drinks, debriefs and celebrations. The Regatta Village is the perfect antidote to the intensity of the racetrack, and the friendly atmosphere is just one of the things that keep competitors coming back. This year’s 4th edition will be the biggest and best event yet with an incredible line-up of impressive multihulls. So get ready for high stakes battles, beautiful scenery and an incredible spectacle of powerful yachts.

In addition to creating the ultimate racing environment, the organizers of the MHC, with the support of Rigging Projects, are also committed to making the world a better place. Once again, they have partnered with the Sailors for the Sea Clean Regatta program, aimed at making events more environmentally friendly. Their efforts will help eliminate single-use plastic, support local organizations and organize a green team of volunteers.

Marinepool will be the official Multihull Cup clothing supplier, generously donating T-shirts for the event. Professional multihull crews proudly wear Marinepool performance sailing apparel across the world, and we are grateful for their support … and happy to stay in fashion in Mallorca.

More updates to come as we move into August and get closer to the start of the regatta. We look forward to sharing this fantastic event which celebrates the incredible speed and style of large multihull yachts. I can’t wait to see you there!

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