Mallorca Tourists Sail In For 2007

The summer 2007 SuperYacht Cup, held off Palma de Mallorca, will be the most competitive for the yachts since the event began ten years ago.

With 40 entries so far, and another 20 possibles by the time the yachting weekend comes along, will ensure races to remember both for the yacht crews and spectactors, with plenty of social events organised for the evenings.

The organisers have appointed a Race Officer for this year’s event, to move the image from one of fun and socialisng, to that of a serious yacht competition, with the social side as active as ever.

The new officer has experience of helping to organise regattas in Cowes, on the UK’s Isle of Wight, one of the most famous locations in the yachting world, has sailing experience himself and brings to the Mallorca Supercup a drive and level of experience necessary to meet the organisers ambitions.

Palma in Mallorca is well suited for sailing. Set in the Mediterranean, with Menorca and Ibiza as close neighbours, it’s an ideal base for the Mediterranean.

The actual bay of Palma is ideally suited for the Cup races, and is some ten miles (nearly 15 kilometres) wide, with a naturally occuring wind – vital for good yachting!

As well as Mallorca, the yachting world has a busy year ahead in Europe, with Cowes Week on the Isle of Wight, and for the megayachts the Monaco Yacht Show in September just two of the occasions to look forward to.

The SuperYacht Cup is a welcome event for the holiday island of Mallorca. As well as drawing extra tourists for the event itself it adds an extra attraction for those holidaymakers already on the island, adding to the possibility of a return visit in future years – and with more destinations to choose from in recent years repeat visitors has become an important strategy in tourist locations.

As part of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca has welcomed many visitors back to live full time on the island. Menorca property has proved popular too, for those looking for a gentler pace of life than big sister Mallorca.

Property prices in Mallorca are similar to Menorca property, with a range of apartments and villas in both rural and town locations, and with twenty golf courses plenty of golf course developments too on Mallorca.

Menorca has just the one golf course, recently extended to eighteen holes, and is located in Son Park, which has a choice of hotels, apartments and villas for holiday makers.

The cost of flying to Mallorca has come down in recent years from most European countries due to low cost airlines, especially in the island’s core tourist areas of the United Kingdom and Germany, and last year easyJet started direct flights from London’s Gatwick Airport to the sister island of Menorca, as well as serving Mallorca itself.

Despite competition from other destinantions, Mallorca looks set to remain a favourite holiday spot for some time to come.