Overall Winner of The Superyacht Cup, Marie is 'retiring' from the race circuit probably after the St. Barths Bucket next year, so this was "Perfect timing for such a big win", according to her Captain, Wes Cooper, whose crew also won the 'best-dressed-in-disco'! "Fantastic effort, I've honestly got the finest full time crew in the industry, as far as I'm concerned. They've worked so hard over the past weeks getting the boat prepped, putting a smile on everyone's faces, looking after everyone and they still put on a costume, go out and have a good time. I'm a very lucky captain."
With the 55m Marie on such great form, 46m Ganesha & 45m Saudade pushed hard to hunt her down on the race course, but had to take 2nd and 3rd in class A respectively.
The 33m Vitters built carbon rigged racer Inoui captured attention both on and off the race course, coming away with a first in Class B, though the 27.7m Nautor Swan Odin and 33m Baltic built WinWin were close 2nd and 3rd respectively.
It was the new 25m Oyster Maegan's second only regatta, she clinched first in Class 3, with the 45m Perini Clan Vlll a close second, having won two of the three races!
Top level racing & champagne conditions made for a successful 19th Superyacht Cup, an international regatta in the vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Palma - very well done to the Superyacht Cup organising team!
All images by Claire Matches www.clairematches.com