The in 1933 built J Class Yacht JK7 Velsheda took overall victory at the Superyacht Cup 2018.
A dramatic day on Palma Bay saw the final outcome of the 22nd Superyacht Cup hanging in the balance until the final moments of competition.
Once the spray had settled at the end of the deciding St. Regis Mardavall Race the overall trophy went narrowly but deservedly to the famous J Class yacht Velsheda after an inspiring performance over the three days of Europe's largest and longest-running superyacht regatta.
The venerable Velsheda, built in 1933 and since lovingly restored and regularly optimised by Dykstra Naval Architects, took two wins from three races in Class B to finish level on overall points with the superketch Mari-Cha III, taking the class and the overall Superyacht Cup title on countback.
The hull of the 81 m 3 mast schooner, Project 400, was turned. She is a Dykstra Naval Architects design, interior and styling by Mark Whiteley Design and being built at Royal Huisman.
Good performance combined with sea kindliness, stability and comfort. Dykstra Naval Architects have focused all their considerable expertise on the creation of a hull with a distinguishing hard chine and schooner rig that combines good performance with sea kindliness, stability and comfort.
As an official Friend of the St Barths Bucket Regatta, Dykstra Naval Architects is pleased to see that the Dykstra designed Spirit of Tradition Ketch "Kamaxitha" and J Class Yacht JK7 "Velsheda" will be competing in this year's Regatta.
JK7 "Velsheda" www.dykstra-na.nl/designs/jk7-velsheda
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