From July 31 to August 7, 2021, this regatta brings the best competition sailors in the world to the bay of Palma.
The Copa del Rey MAPFRE is one of the most prestigious sailing competitions on the European calendar. It is organised by the Real Club Náutico de Palma and the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation (RFEV), with the sponsorship of MAPFRE and the institutional collaboration of the Government of the Balearic Islands, Palma City Council, the Balearic Port Authority and the Balearic Sailing Federation.
Last year’s regatta brought together a multitudinous fleet, comprised of 132 teams of 26 different nationalities who competed for the title of champion.The 38th Copa del Rey MAPFRE incorporates a new classification system which will include a classification series and another final series for all the classes except for the GC32s, allowing high expectations to be maintained right up until the final trial is held.
After six exciting days of competition, the identity of the champions of the 11 classes was only revealed in the last step by goal. Estrella Damm received the special MAPFRE award as the best team in the absolute classification.
The Palma Bay once again confirmed its reputation as an excellent race course, and the Race Committee managed to complete the competition program in all classes.