Copa del Rey Mapfre to start on July 31 after being postponed last year

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39th edition of the Copa del Rey Mapfre, was officially presented by Real Club Náutico de Palma (RCNP) after last years’cancellation due to the Covid pandemic.

Copa del Rey Mapfre starts on July 31, 2021 and the first two days will be reserved for confirmation of entries and registration. The racing will be held from August 2 to 7.

A total of 11 fleets will compete: IRC, BMW ORC 1, BMW ORC 2, BMW ORC 3, ClubSwan 50, Swan 45, ClubSwan 42, ClubSwan 36, Herbalife J70. Finally, the Mallorca Sotheby’s Women’s Cup, sailed in J80 and the Maxis and returning to the bay of Palma as an invited division, reports Mysailing.com.au.

Some of the VIP guests who hosted the presentation of the Copa del Rey Mapfre were mayor of Palma José Hila, President of Real Club Náutico de Palma Emerico Fuster; President of Balearic Port Authority Francesc Antic, Regional Ministry for Social Affairs & Sports Fina Santiago and many others.

Emerico Fuster, President of the Real Club Náutico de Palma, said: “The Copa del Rey Mapfre is not only a regatta but also a benchmark for our sport and the social events in Palma, Mallorca and the Mediterranean. Today I am enormously proud to present this 39th edition after the difficult year that we have all experienced. Being able to run the event is a sign that we are gradually returning to our way of life. I can say that a good number of crews and boats will return to enjoy this great event since we already have more than 100 teams registered”.

The social program will focus on three main events: the official presentation to the media, the Owners Dinner by Mapfre and the Prize-Giving Ceremony. Each event will follow the Covid-19 measures.

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