Mediterranean Champions Cup

The Return Of
The Competition

Mediterranean Champions Cup

Born from a desire to fill the void left by the departure of Panerai, the VCYC hopes to reinvent a prestigious and competitive series to discern the top yachts in each category each year.

We would also like to entice new yachts and sponsors to join the party. The emphasis is firmly placed on International participation and fair racing for all.

2024 Events Calendar

The Battlegrounds —
Six Incredible Venues in 2024

29 May - 2 June
2024

Les Voiles
d'Antibes

LES VOILES D’ANTIBES 2024

ANTIBES
FRANCE

Convivial, Boisterous and well organised opening regatta for the season.

12 - 16 JUNE
2024

Argentario
Sailing Week

PORTO SANTO STEFANO
ITALY

Laid back , friendly and a fantastic bay to race in wonderful Tuscany.

14 - 18 AUGUST
2024

Illes Balears Clàssics

Illes Balears Classics-2024

Mallorca
Spain

The wonderful Bay of Palma from Dragonera to Cabrera, a vibrant city, and a warm welcome at Club de Mar.

27 - 31 AUGUST
2024

Vela Clasica
Menorca

Vela Clásica Menorca - XX Copa del Rey 2024

Menorca
Spain

Stunning area to sail, historic harbour and a very friendly yacht club.

12 - 15 SEPTEMBER
2024

Vele d’Epoca Imperia

Imperia
Italy

Picturesque Ligurian seaside town, friendly people and a challenging coast for racing.

23 - 29 SEPTEMBER
2024

Les Régates
Royales

CANNES
FRANCE

The ultimate venue, spectacular setting, and over 100 competitors.

Trophies & Prizes

Our beautiful Trophies

Trophies

Med Cup Big Boat


This 700 gram Sterling silver fruit bowl was made by Cooper Brothers & Sons Ltd, Don Plate Works, Arundel Street, Sheffield & Holborn Viaduct, London in 1978

The firm was founded in 1866 as Cooper Bros. In a directory of 1871 their address is given as 14½ High Street and they are described as manufacturers of electro-plated and nickel silver spoons and forks. By 1876 the firm was in Bridge Street and in 1885 they purchased the Arundel Street works where they remained until 1983. In 1895 the business became a limited liability company under the name of Cooper Brothers & Sons Ltd. In 1983 the business was acquired by Frank Cobb & Co. Ltd

Med Cup Classic


This vintage sterling silver fruit bowl made in 1966 by Elkington and Co. of Birmingham, UK.

The firm, founded in 1815, became very popular for pioneering the electroplating and gilding techniques.

Elkington and Co. was founded by George Richards Elkington and his cousin, Henry Elkington, in the 1830s. It operated under the name G. R. Elkington & Co. until 1842, when a third partner, Josiah Mason, joined the firm. It operated as Elkington, Mason, & Co. until 1861, when the partnership with Mason was terminated. The firm operated independently as Elkington & Co. from 1861 until 1963. It was then taken over by British Silverware, Ltd.

Med Cup Marconi


A beautiful hallmarked solid silver “Monteith” bowl made in 1972 by J B Chatterley & Sons Ltd of Newtown Road, Birmingham, UK.

A “Monteith” bowl is a form of a vessel or basson that was originally introduced in the 17th Century in order to cool glasses in a Verriere fashion.

A Monteith bowl would feature a band of notches on the brim which allowed for the base of a wine glass to be ‘hooked’ onto it and the body to rest in the bowl containing ice water.

Med Cup Vintage Gaff


This 988 gram solid silver centrepiece bowl was made in Denmark in 1917 by C.I. Moinichen, Copenhagen 1893 – 1937.

It was gifted to the Club in 2021 by Thierry Laffitte, owner of “Sagittarius” and it was his wish that it became the Gaff Class Trophy. It is known as “The Andre Laffitte Trophy” in memory of his father.

VCYC Seamanship Trophy

Donated to VCYC by the Greenwood family for the VCYC Seamanship Award in memory of Michael Greenwood. 

This trophy is in recognition of outstanding seamanship and is constructed using truly classic items, mahogany and a Merriman bronze winch.

Merriman Brothers started their rigging loft and blockmakers factory in 1898  in Amory Street, Boston.

They were Edward Butler Merriman, born 1867, and Frank White Merriman, born in 1873. They specialized in pulley blocks and fittings an became rather famous all over the world with the name “Merriman Bros”, trademark a Trident. About 1995 the factory closed and now all is history.

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Med Cup Latest News

Find out below the most recent updates about the Mediterranean Champions Cup.

The 2024 Championship & New Members

The 2024 Championship & New Members

Dear Members and Friends, We have been doing some important refit work to Chinook these past few months and I have come to realise that I am not as young as I thought and still a hardened mono-tasker which has

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Holiday Greetings 2023

Dear Members and Friends, From the VCYC HQ, we wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year. We look forward to seeing you all at some point during the coming months. Best wishes, Jono & Sandra  

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