First entries interested in the Ibiza JoySail Regatta points towards an extraordinary second edition, between September 22nd to 25th.
After the success of the 2021 regatta maiden edition, Ibiza JoySail has already an attractive list of boats that have shown their interest in participating in the second edition.
Moat (Swan 115), Bliss (YD120) and Dark Horse (Swan 80), pioneers of the first edition, have not hesitated to confirm they will be returning to challenge themselves in the waters between Majorca and Ibiza.
Registration for this special superyacht regatta, that will take place between the 22 and 25 of September 2022, is now open.
Ibiza JoySail has made an electrifying initial impact on the international superyacht racing circuit. Its novel format that combines a short offshore regatta between Majorca and Ibiza and coastal courses under 30 miles around the waters of Ibiza and Formentera, in conjunction with a vibrant social agenda on land, has captured the attention of numerous superyachts interested in participating in the next edition which will take place between September 22nd and 25th.
Moat (Swan 115), crowned winner in the inaugural edition and skippered by Nicolás González, great ambassador for the regatta, will defend her champion title and will fight to set the record in the offshore race between Majorca and Ibiza that will take place in the opening day. Her owner, Juan Ball, used the Ibiza JoySail event to test his brand new yacht (former Highland Fling 15) with 37 crew members on board, having previously undergone a refit at the boatyard facilities in Badalona. The waters of Ibiza and Formentera were the perfect set to test out the full potential of this Swan, designed by German Frers and built using carbon fibre: a thoroughbred competition machine that will put up a strong fight against any boat that dares to challenge her.
The majestic YD 120 Bliss, runner-up in the first edition didn’t delay her confirmation and once again she will be taking part of the Ibiza JoySail to compete in what was a thrillingly close fight against Moat last year. Both her owner, Andrew Downe, and her skipper, Sebastian Aberg, put together a great team that fully enjoyed the organisation and social agenda of the regatta ashore and the great sailing conditions in the waters of the Pitiusas.
The winner in the Corinthian category of the first edition was the Swan 80 Dark Horse, which, encouraged by the appealing Ibiza JoySail format, joined the fleet and enjoyed their days both on and off the water, meaning that they too have had no hesitation in confirming their interest in participating again in next September.
The great vibe felt during the first edition of this brand new regatta and the eagerness to share the experience with family and friends in the next edition have set Ibiza JoySail into the international calendar and has attracted new teams interested in participating. Twins like Be Cool (Swan 98), launched in 2020 and Alix (Swan 98) just launched in late 2021, have spotted this regatta as the perfect opportunity to close a great summer season in the stunning waters of Ibiza and Formentera participating in an event that brings together the best of sailing and social life ashore in the magical shores of Ibiza.
Others who have been quick to sign up to the provisional Ibiza JoySail entry list are Peregrin, a Y8 Brenta built by Michael Schmidt with already a pedigree of victories in other regattas, Turconeri (Baltic 78), Shangri-la (Oyster 72) and Havana of London, a Vitters 100 who will all be enjoying the competition and social side of the event.
And so it appears that Ibiza JoySail, in her second year of life is set to be an exciting event, perfect for closing a great summer season.