Congratulations to Firebird, Oyster 885, for her great result in the Superyacht Cup, Palma, last week. In a hot fleet including a lightweight Southern Wind 94, a Swan 70, a Frers 88, a Hoek Classic and a Spirit 100, Firebird showed impressive pace and tactics in what was only her second outing following her launch just two months ago in April. Congratulations also to Humphreys Yacht Design – the 885 is the 16th design between HYD and Oyster and Firebird is the ~350th yacht from this long-standing partnership. HYD also designed Tempus Fugit – the winner of the Class and a classic all wooden 90ft yacht built in Turkey. Again this endorses the success of the new ORC Superyacht handicap rule and following Oyster 825 Maegan's success in the Loro-Piana BVI and Sardinia events earlier this year and in the Superyacht Cup, Palma, last year, we expect more Oyster Yachts to take part in these Superyacht events.
We'll be watching for Firebird, Guardian Angel and Clare – all Oyster 885's – and Maegan, together with several older Oyster 82's, all showing their paces in the big boat fleet in the Oyster Palma Regatta later this year in October!
Images by Carlo Borlenghi.