WinWin dominates class to take Palma SYC overall trophy

24 June 2019

With a perfect score line of three wins out of three, Baltic 108 WinWin not only won her class for the fourth year in succession but was also awarded the overall regatta trophy at this year’s Palma Superyacht Cup, something she also achieved in 2016.

Baltic Yachts’ Matthew Lester, who was crewing aboard WinWin holds the coveted Bent Cleat overall winner’s trophy aloft at the prize giving. Photo credit Sailing Energy

Hot on her heels in the same class was Baltic 112 Nilaya who finished with a 3,2,2 score line to keep her ahead of 3rd placed Wally Cento Open Season.

Baltic 112 Nilaya. Photo credit Sailing Energy

WinWin’s extraordinary four-year dominance at the regatta is testament to detailed preparation and hard work. Her skipper Ryan Taylor said:

“It’s great and we are very happy – we worked hard for it and it wasn’t easy, but it was nice clean racing and we just kept it simple. The owner is very happy!”

The all-carbon Javier Jaudenes designed WinWin has enjoyed a remarkable regatta season to date with a 2nd place in the St Barths Bucket where she narrowly lost out to Baltic 197 Hetairos.

Baltic 108 winwin. Photo credit Sailing Energy

Other winners at the Palma SYC this year included the J Class Topaz, who fought off Missy and Velsheda and the Stephens Waring design yawl Bequia which took class C from Huckleberry and Kealoha. Henry Hawkins, Baltic Yachts’ CEO said:

“This is arguably the best genuine superyacht regatta in the Mediterranean and it’s great to see the effort put in by WinWin and Nilaya pay off so handsomely. Congratulations to them and to the SYC Palma for running such a friendly and enjoyable event.”

Preparation is everything! Olimpia Corral from the Baltic Yachts Palma office serving breakfast to the crews before sailing. Photo credit: Sailing Energy

Baltic Yachts was a Gold Partner sponsor of this year’s event which attracted 13 of the world’s finest super yachts racing over three days in the Bay of Palma.