The Superyacht Cup fleet gathers in Antigua

The yachts taking part in the next Superyacht Cup Antigua have now all arrived and are preparing for the regatta which starts on Wednesday 12th December. Sojana, the Farr designed 35m ketch arrived into Falmouth Harbour this morning (December 8th) having completed a Transatlantic race to St Maarteen. Crossing the line after nearly 12 days at sea, Sojana immediately turned around, no time to even nip ashore and celebrate their arrival, and headed to Antigua to prepare for their next regatta.

The Superyacht Cup in Palma which has been running for 12 years, has always supported a local charity, which in the last few years has been 'Joves Navegants' a charitable organisation that provides children of all ages the opportunity to learn to sail. The obvious choice for the SYC in Antigua was to support a similar organisation 'The Antigua Yacht Club Youth Program'.

The Antigu! a program has been running since 1992 and has helped over 1500 students from the island by providing an opportunity to learn to sail. In many cases the students have gained a new passion which has helped them progress their education in the marine sector. Three students have gained scholarships to attend Hampton University in the US. A proportion of the SYC yacht entry fee will go straight to the Antigua Yacht Club Youth Programme and a cheque will be presented at the prize-giving dinner on the final night of the regatta on December 15th.

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