Ahead of Ibiza JoySail’s third yearly sailing regatta, established to acquire position from 28 September to 1 October 2023, party organisers have confirmed the entry of a few J Class yachts: Svea, Topaz and Lionheart.
The trio deliver the total quantity of competing yachts to 14 for the third edition of the Spanish regatta. “It is early times of class, but we have had important fascination from almost all of the boats who participated past 12 months and who want to do it yet again, which is a good tribute to Ibiza JoySail,” mentioned regatta director Nacho Postigo.
Formerly identified as Highland Fling 15, the 35m Nautor Swan Moat is the returning winner of the Ibiza JoySail’s Perpetual Trophy and Effectiveness lessons
Of people now confirmed, returning rivals incorporate the defending champion of the Perpetual Trophy and General performance lessons, Nautor Swan’s Swan 115 Moat (formerly Highland Fling 15), as effectively as two Swan 80 designs, Dim Horse and Sapma. Some others established to return include things like the Southern Wind Allsmoke and Bliss from Yachting Developments, although new entries will consist of the Swan 115 Jasi, Prevail from YYachts, a Dykstra 111 Aurelius and Southern Wind sailing yacht Aragon.
The Ibiza JoySail regatta has been climbing in stature given that its inception in 2021, evidenced by this year’s J Class entries. On the decision to enter, job supervisor of Topaz, Tim Kröger, mentioned: “First of all it is a excellent prospect to race from our J-Course compatriots, and secondly it is the challenge to participate in a rather new celebration in a new spot and desirable race waters. As a group, we are hunting ahead to properly-structured races and a tempting venue promising great sport. We followed past year’s function which seemed like a great accomplishment.”
The 44m Svea from Vitters is one of the J Class sailing yachts established to race in this year’s Ibiza JoySail regatta
Very similar to previous yr, the regatta will begin with the 48-nautical-mile Mallorca to Ibiza Race with competitors vying for the Mallorca-Ibiza Perpetual Trophy, won 2 times prior to by Nautor Swan’s Moat.
Even so, the structure of this year’s opening race has altered so that climate problems will no lengthier be a worry. Postigo stated: “We will use robotic racing marks for that, so if the situations in the Bay of Palma are much too mild to get started – and it was marginal for a time last calendar year – the race committee will hoist the ‘follow me’ flag and get started motoring toward Ibiza. If the wind receives up in the channel, as it did in 2022, then we will set a commence line with the robotic marks and go racing. The race committee could also shorten the class in the exact same way.”
The most critical factor of this year’s regatta, which Postigo hopes to preserve, is that “the proprietors and crews have a very good time, and it is not a battle.”
Owing to the growth knowledgeable over the past two iterations, Ibiza JoySail has made a decision to limit the number of taking part boats in buy to “preserve the essence, top quality and spirit” of the function.
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