The "Copa del Rey MAPFRE", which occupies a privilege position on the world sailing calendar, is the "must-attend" event of the Mediterranean's high level fleet, which is held every year in the Bay of Palma, being one of the main sporting and social events of summer.
The 38th edition of this regatta was hold this year between July 27 and August 3, with six days of exciting competition in the Bay of Palma and an extensive program of activities at the Real Club Náutico de Palma, promoter of the event.
At the 38thedition of the Copa del Rey 132 entries and 1,500 sailors from 26 nations competed in 11 classes on four different racing areas. The regatta also pioneered a new scoring system and a new female class, to promote equality in sport. In addition, this edition has promoted environmental sustainability by eliminating single-use plastic bottles and offering reusable packaging to all participants.
The Copa del Rey MAPFRE is much more than a regatta. The intense sports programme is completed back on shore with an exceptional social agenda, that is quite simply a must-visit over the summer in Palma.
King Felipe presented the trophies in Ses Voltes, at the foot of Palma’s Cathedral.
TaPalma is the tapas & cocktails route in Palma, and this year it will be held from November 25 to 29. In addition, on November 23, two days before the gastronomic route, TaPalma will celebrate the tapas contest at the Palau de Congressos de Palma, for the third year.
Bureau Veritas, a market leader in inspection, certification and testing, has completed the certification of the Meliá Hotels International “Stay Safe with Meliá” programme of preventative measures to combat COVID-19 and has also confirmed a level of compliance of 100% in company hotels.
The spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to reduce the pressure on the public health system in the Balearic Islands led to the Meliá Palma Bay Hotel and Palma Convention Centre being converted into hospitals in late March under the management of the Son Llàtzer University Hospital.