Richard Mille proudly presents the first-ever Richard Mille Cup, a prestigious sailing event that celebrates the craftsmanship, heritage, and tradition of classic yachts. From June 10th to 25th, aficionados and collectors of historical yachts will compete in a series of inshore and offshore races, sailing between Great Britain and France, with notable stopovers in Dartmouth and Cowes.
The regatta aims to revive the spirit of the pre-war British racing circuit and highlight the cultural significance of these remarkable vessels. Organized by William Collier, renowned for his restoration work on historical yachts, the Richard Mille Cup brings together a fleet of William Fife yachts, including legendary vessels like Mariquita, Moonbeam IV, and Moonbeam.
Embodying the essence of authenticity, the Richard Mille Cup showcases the beauty and grandeur of handcrafted yachts. In addition to the 15 participating yachts dating back to the late 19th century to the late 1930s, two impressive 60-meter three-masters will grace the coastlines on both sides of the Channel. The race will traverse historic yacht clubs such as the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, Royal Dart Yacht Club, and the Royal Yacht Squadron, culminating at the Société des Régates du Havre.
To honor the competition’s prestige, a bespoke trophy has been commissioned from Garrard, jewellers to the British Royal Family for the past three centuries. The trophy’s design, inspired by the elegance of sails in the wind, pays homage to the rich maritime tradition. Winners will receive hand-crafted replicas of the trophy.
The Richard Mille Cup exemplifies the brand’s unwavering commitment to excellence and its deep affinity for the marine world. This inaugural event heralds a new era in classic competitive sailing, promising an exhilarating spectacle for sailing enthusiasts worldwide.