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Copa del Rey de Vela, the star summer event in Palma

Again approaches the event that year by year leaves unpayable prints in the Bay of Palma. The 35th edition of the Copa del Rey de Vela, this will take place in the waters of the bay from July 30 to August 6, with the participation of 1,500 sailors competing in eight classes.

Among the new features this edition is the incorporation for the first time of the catamarans GC32 Racing Tour, called ‘flying’. These are boats than ten meters long by six of manga, able to exceed 35 knots and the Swan 45 monotypes, which in early May they were released as fleet in the waters of the bay of Palma during the celebration of the Gaastra Palma Vela, which brought together seven teams of five nationalities. This is a double Cup directed to the final two winners of the race: one in monotype and another on corrected time. That is, that besides the eight categories will have their prize as champions of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE in its class, there will be two winners, who will be absolute.

The history of the Copa del Rey de Vela de Palma is the ultimate expression of the best sailing high competition in Spain and one of the most important internationally. All the innovations will be completed again with the impeccable organization on the ground, fact which, together with the social implementation of the event, will make this 35th edition a resounding success, even greater than harvested in previous editions.


The origins of this event date back to 1982, when the National Association of Cruise organized with the Real Club Nautico de Palma the first edition of a regatta open to all classes on corrected time. The relevance of that first edition was such that the following year appeared in the bay of Palma spectacular Maxis. In just fifteen years the race of the Real Club Nautico de Palma reached the highest plane of sailing competition, not only for the number of participants but also for its quality.

The Copa del Rey, organized by the Real Club Nautico de Palma next to the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation, is completed with a strong social agenda that there will be gastronomic events, parties for sailors, traditional ‘Dinner of Ship Owners’ and delivery awards on 6 August in Ses Voltes, which will be chaired by king Felipe VI. The Copa del Rey is a benchmark for the Mallorcan society and it is expected that this year is the best of those held to date.

Do not miss this great event for the city of Palma, where you can also enjoy the charms of Old Town City and unpayable scenes featuring the Bay of Palma. The old town of Palma consists of a maze of ancient streets predominantly to the rear of Palma’s magnificent cathedral. Visitors to Palma Old Town marvel at the ancient charm of the place.

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