b'MCM YACHTS ACADIA, SAVANNAH AND NAKUPENDA DO BATTLE IN THE CANDY STORE CUPMCM had three yachts competing in the Candy Store Cup in the storied waters off the coast of Newport, RI.The elegant Spirit of Tradition Andre Hoek designed 27.4m Acadia was back on the racecourse with Peter Wilson at the helm. Also on board were Jon Jeffreys (foredeck) and Tony Reaper (trimming) of MCMs Yacht Management Division. Even though the winds were light, we had some superb mano-a-mano racing with MCMs Savannah, the composite 27.4m Pedrick design, launched in 1997.The third member of the MCM family out on the course was the Ted Fontaine designed 32.2 pilothouse sloop Nakupenda. She ultimately went on to win her class. Congratulations to the ownerand team on a great result!LOA: 27.5mBeam: 6mDraft: 3.4mConstruction: AluminumDesigner: Hoek DesignInterior Design: Hoek DesignBuilder: ClaasenACADIA RACING INPhoto : Onne van der Wal THE CANDY STORE CUP'