Wally Class confirms 2012 racing calendar
The Wally Class, the largest fleet of performance yachts over 24 metres, has confirmed the final racing calendar for the 2012 season, taking in five of the world’s most important regattas in the Mediterranean’s most glamorous locations.
Palmavela – Palma de Mallorca, 18 – 22 April
Trofeo Conde de Godó – Barcelona, 23 – 27 May
Loro Piana SuperYacht Regatta – Porto Cervo, 4 – 9 June
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – Porto Cervo, 2 – 8 September
Voiles de St-Tropez – St-Tropez, 29 September – 6 October
In addition to this calendar, Wallys also competitively race in other renowned regattas against yachts of other types: a strong performance was seen in March in the British Virgin Islands, with the Wally 101 Indio winning the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Virgin Gorda. Further events include two of the most important offshore races in the Mediterranean, the Rolex Volcano Race, 18– 26 May and the Giraglia Rolex Cup, 8-16 June.
Speaking from Wally’s headquarters in Monaco, Luca Bassani Antivari, Founder and President said, “We are looking forward to a fantastic 2012 season with great sailing and great competition. During the second half of the season we will also welcome the debut of the Wallycento, the brand new high-performance 100-foot racer-cruiser built in compliance with a box-rule.”
Paolo Massarini, Wally Class Manager continued, “The Wally fleet will participate in the Trofeo Conde de Godó in Barcelona for the first time; taking in a new city-based location with excellent sailing conditions, we will see excitement and close racing.”
Due to the exceptional performance of Wally yachts and their resulting competitive advantage, the Wally Class is part of the IMA (International Maxi Association) and is recognised internationally as a division of the world’s most important Superyacht regattas.