The Wally Class, the largest fleet of performance yachts over 24 metres, has confirmed the final racing calendar for the 2012 season, taking in five of the worldâ€™s most important regattas in the Mediterraneanâ€™s most glamorous locations.
Palmavela â€“ Palma de Mallorca, 18 â€“ 22 April
Trofeo Conde de GodĂł â€“ Barcelona, 23 â€“ 27 May
Loro Piana SuperYacht Regatta â€“ Porto Cervo, 4 â€“ 9 June
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup â€“ Porto Cervo, 2 â€“ 8 September
Voiles de St-Tropez â€“ St-Tropez, 29 September â€“ 6 October
In addition to this calendar, Wallys also competitively race in other renowned regattas against yachts of other types: a strong performance was seen in March in the British Virgin Islands, with the Wally 101 Indio winning the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Virgin Gorda. Further events include two of the most important offshore races in the Mediterranean, the Rolex Volcano Race, 18â€“ 26 May and the Giraglia Rolex Cup, 8-16 June.
Speaking from Wallyâ€™s headquarters in Monaco, Luca Bassani Antivari, Founder and President said, â€śWe are looking forward to a fantastic 2012 season with great sailing and great competition. During the second half of the season we will also welcome the debut of the Wallycento, the brand new high-performance 100-foot racer-cruiser built in compliance with a box-rule.â€ť
Paolo Massarini, Wally Class Manager continued, â€śThe Wally fleet will participate in the Trofeo Conde de GodĂł in Barcelona for the first time; taking in a new city-based location with excellent sailing conditions, we will see excitement and close racing.â€ť