The 42nd Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia MAPFRE will be held
in the bay of Palma from the 2nd to the 9th of April. For the
first time in its 41 years of history the Majorcan regatta will
not be held at Easter.
World Cup calendar, which reaches its third edition.
With two months and a half to go to the start of the ISAF Sailing World Cup's Spanish event, over one hundred entries have already been received. This is certainly a popular regatta in the windsurfing community with Blanca Manchon - ESP - the Rolex World Sailor of the Year and RS:X World Champion expected to be battling to win a regatta in which she has has always performed well.
The Majorcan event is the starting point of the European sailing season, a decisive season for Olympic sailors as the qualifying events for the 2012 London Olympics will be held this year. Therefore, the organisers of the 42nd Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia MAPFRE expect a record number of participants in this year's edition.
Racing will be held from Monday to Saturday and not from Sunday to Friday like in the past editions.
Another novelty of the event, sponsored for the sixth consecutive year by MAPFRE, is the distribution of classes in the different sailing clubs of the bay of Palma. The RS:X will be based again at Club Marítimo San Antonio de la Playa together with the Laser Standard and Laser Radial. Club Nautic S'Arenal will be the venue for the Finn, 49er and 470, while the Star and Elliot 6m - Women's Match Racing- together with the Dragon as invited class will be based at Real Club Nautico de Palma. Escuela Nacional de Vela Calanova will be the venue for the three Paralympic events.
Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia MAPFRE