A precious cargo of ten 52 SUPER SERIES, representing seven different countries, left Palma today (May 5, 2024), bound for the Atlantic Ocean, bound for the American sailing epicenter of Newport, Rhode Island. After wrapping up an exciting 52 SUPER SERIES PalmaVela sailing week on Thursday, technical teams worked virtually around the clock to ensure the boats were ready to load on schedule this weekend. Excitement and anticipation are already high among owners and crews at the prospect of racing together for the first time on the historic America’s Cup waters from Newport, organized by the prestigious New York Yacht Club.

It’s the first time since 2020, when the world’s largest Grand Prix regatta circuit went to Cape Town for two regattas (the second regatta was canceled due to the COVID pandemic) and the first time back in the US since 2017, when the TP52s raced . Key West and Miami. It will be the first time that the same club will host two regattas in consecutive months: the XS 52 SUPER SERIES Newport/RI Trophy and the Rolex TP52 World Championship.

Gladiator, Interlodge, Quantum Racing powered by American Magic and Sled are all members of the New York YC. And the two regattas will see the return of the Plattner family’s Phoenix, which was absent from Palma last week, and is expected to see one or both of its owners, Tina and Hasso Plattner, back on board with the tactics of America’s Cup winner Ed Baird .

The 52 SUPER SERIES are as always privileged and grateful to work with logistics partners Peters & May, who take the best care of the fleet and the teams year after year.