All Aboard For The First Ever Richard Mille Cup
The Richard Mille Cup is a new and exciting vintage yacht race
Richard Mille has announced the very 1st edition of the Richard Mille Cup, which Richard Mille himself describes as “Classic yachts that bear a living, breathing testimony to the highest values of workmanship, heritage and tradition passed on to us through centuries. By creating this challenge, we aim to set sail through history and to bring this high-end craft very much back to life.”
From 10 to 25 June the regatta will attract aficionados and collectors of historical yachts competing between Great Britain and France, from Falmouth to Le Havre, with stopovers in renowned sailing landmarks Dartmouth and Cowes in a series of inshore and offshore races.
“The Richard Mille Cup strives to recapture the spirit of the pre-war British racing circuit. We see these yachts as important cultural artefacts,” explains William Collier. As organiser of the world-renowned Fife Regatta since 1998, Collier has spent his life restoring historical yachts to superb standards, making him the ideal partner for this new endeavour.
The Story Behind It All
On top of that, the ethos behind the Richard Mille Cup is defined by one single word – “authenticity”, promoting the beauty and pageantry of iconic handcrafted vessels. “Restoration alone isn’t enough, though. These yachts need an environment in which they can thrive, and that’s why it’s so important to involve the Yacht Clubs allowing competitors to mingle in an atmosphere redolent of the true spirit of the pre-war era”, states Richard Mille.
What To Expect
The dramatic windswept forms of the trophy pay tribute to the elegance of sails in the wind. The trophy is perpetual. Winners will be presented with 40cm hand-crafted replicas, also hand-crafted by Garrard. The inaugural Richard Mille Cup marks a new era in classic competitive sailing and will definitively promise to deliver a thrilling and captivating spectacle for all sailing enthusiasts.
More information can be found on the Official Richard Mille Cup Website.