The Wally Class marks its shared 20th anniversary with the Voiles de St Tropez with the announcement of a new cruising class to run alongside its current competitive racing class from next year. The concept of new cruising devision is intended to encourage more Wally owners to join the ‘club’ and enjoy the thrill of regatta racing in a more low-pressure setting. ‘By introducing a cruising division, which will harmoniously sit alongside the existing competitive division at regattas throughout the calendar, we will provide a place for those owners who wish to pursue the pleasure of racing without the additional pressure. There will be limitations on the number of sails and crew permitted within this new division, and it will as usual be an owner-driver class. We feel that this is a milestone moment for our Wally Class and hope it will encourage a new wave of entrants keen to enjoy racing their yachts in a fun and relaxed environment,’ said Luca Bassani.