sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre - An arrival with many novelties
Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre - An arrival with many novelties


'left to right: Ferran Muniesa, CEO of Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre; Juan Antonio Cardona, president of Club Marítimo San Antonio de la Playa; José Antonio Continente, Mapfre regional manager in Baleares; José María Lavilla, Baleares Naval sector; Fernando Gilet, Sports councillor of Palma City Council; José Simón Gornés, Councillor of Public Administrations of the Balearic Government; Francisco Javier Morente, Sport General Manager of the Balearic Government; Joaquín González, president of the Federación Balear de Vela; Gabriel Dolç, president of Club Nàutic S’Arenal and Joan Bonet, Commodore of Real Club Náutico de Palma.'    Neus Jordi    Click Here to view large photo

The 44th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre for Olympic Classes which kicks off this Saturday, arrives with many novelties and in an unusual Olympic campaign atmosphere in a post-Olympic year, according to the Organisation at the official presentation to the media this midday at the Mapfre in Palma.

The presentation was presided over by the Councillor of Public Administrations of the Balearic Islands Government, Simón Gornés; the Government Sports General Manager, Javier Morente; the Councillor of Sports of Palma City Council, Fernando Gilet, and the Naval Sector Chief and Naval Command in Baleares, José María Lavilla.

They were joined by the Mapfre regional manager in Baleares José Antonio Continente and the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre CEO, Ferran Muniesa, as well as the president of the Federación Balear de Vela, Joaquín González Devesa and the presidents of the Organising Clubs, Gabriel Dolç from Club Nàutic S’Arenal, Juan Antonio Cardona from Club Marítimo San Antonio de la Playa and Joan Bonet, Commodore of Real Club Náutico de Palma.

The regatta CEO, Ferran Muniesa, reminded that the Sofia Mapfre debuts officially in this new stage of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, 'which has become more global with only two stops in Europe and the rest in the US, Oceania and Asia', and has thanked the effort made by the team to make this a reality, 'a team that has worked with the awareness of being able to offer one of the best Olympic Classes regatta in the world, thanks to the professional team, the quality of our facilities, the unbeatable weather conditions of the Bay of Palma and for the attention offered to sailors', he said.

Muniesa specially outlined the 'indispensable support' from Mapfre, as main sponsor, as well as Seat, Helly Hansen, Pabisa Hotels and Balearia and thanked the collaboration of the Consejo Superior de Deportes, the Government of the Balearic Islands, Palma City Council and the Spanish and Balearic Sailing Federations.

The Mapfre regional manager in Baleares, José Antonio Continente referred to his satisfaction for the sponsorship of the Princesa Sofia, 'a good decision not only for business (Mapfre is leader in boat insurance in Spain and the insurance company of reference for the Clubs in Mallorca) but also for the pride of contributing to spread the name of Palma de Mallorca worldwide'.

'Throughout these 44 years the Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia has grown in many aspects: in ambition to become part of an Olympic classes world circuit; in participation and prestige with the presence of over 50 nations. We can say the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre is the sports week in Palma by excellence. We are proud to keep this regatta in the elite, something not at all easy in the present context of financial crisis 'added Continente.

Around 850 Olympic classes sailors from 53 nations, with the participation of Olympic champions and intercontinental medallists will sail in the bay of Palma from 6 April as a starting point of the Rio 2016 campaign. 'These are record figures in a post-Olympic year in an edition that will see the two new Olympic disciplines, 49er FX and Nacra 17, so we will have the ten Olympic classes and one Paralympic class sailing in waters of Mallorca', according to the Princesa Sofia Mapfre CEO.

Due to the Class changes there will be many crews starting a new Olympic adventure at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre, such as the London 2012 Olympic champions in Women’s Match Racing Támara Echegoyen, Sofia Toro and Ángela Pumariega.

The testing of the Rio 2016 competition format, the distribution of all classes in two venues, Club Nàutic S’Arenal and Club Marítimo San Antonio de la Playa as well as the opening of the regatta to the society of Mallorca with a full programme of social activities to be held at the Pabisa Beach Club –the Sofia Mapfre social events venue- are other of the novelties presented in this edition with races scheduled from Monday 1 to Saturday 6 April.

Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapre


by Neus Jordi

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=107861

8:53 PM Wed 27 Mar 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

27 Mar 2013  Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapre - 49erFX crews set to go head to head
23 Mar 2013  Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Echegoyen, Betanzos ready for 49er FX battle
21 Mar 2013  Journey to Rio 2016 begins for the Finns
15 Mar 2013  Arenal Training Camps Trophy - Prelude to Trofeo Princesa Sofía Mapfre
14 Mar 2013  Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Three classes get cancelled
09 Mar 2013  Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre chosen to test Olympic racing format
05 Feb 2013  Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Kites to test competition formats






News - USA and the World



















































America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,
















New Classification Code for consultation released by the IPC
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race fleet heads for London
Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi and Team Alvimedi head for England
Rio 2016 in the sights of ISAF Youth Worlds 420 sailors
Exciting new International Audi Melges 20 Ranking System now in play
FISU World University Match Racing Championships - GBR women win gold
2014 Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship - Day 2
Volvo Ocean Race teams Abu Dhabi and Alvimedica leave Newport, RI
Half Ton Classics Cup - Champagne conditions on Day 2 + Video
ABYC Fourth of July Regatta - Snipes join the action
Volvo Cork Week - Three bullets for ballistic catapult
Nacra 17 Europeans - Besson and Riou lead the overall standings
Formula 16 World Championship - Aussies claim title in Newport
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - The journey beckons
Clipper Round the World - London to provide emotional heroes welcome
ISAF Youth Worlds - Italians to lead RS:X fleet in Tavira
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - Over the Horizon
Foiling Week - Italian Moth Championship - Final results
NYYC Race Week - Yachting history on display
Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue
Half Ton Classics Cup: Swuzzlebubble out front on Day 1 + Video   
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Yachting history on display   
Volvo Cork Week - Thrilling conditions welcome international fleet   
Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri   
America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities   
Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall   
49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends   
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran   
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner   
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature   
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm   
Team Alvimedica practice in Newport, RI - Photos   
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results   
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1   
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams   
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT