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Sailing: King's Cup Regatta


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.

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