42nd Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre regatta starts in Palma 4th April
by Corinne Rolland-McKenzie on 4 Apr 2011
The 42nd Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre regatta is set to get underway tomorrow, Monday 4th April, in Palma. There will be 10 Olympic events and the paralympic 2.4.
The four clubs and the organisation team, which count none less than 160 people involved across all areas, are adding the last touch in the regatta preparation. The international race officials team composed by 16 race officers, 24 judges and 9 umpires, is of high level to insure great racing and fair sport.
Racing will starts on Monday fourth of April with the Women Match Racing opening round robin series scheduled to start at 1000hrs, followed by the other classes at 1100hrs. Two races are scheduled for all classes except for the 49ers who will race three per day.
49er, 470 men, Finn, Laser Standard and Radial (the RS:X groups will be confirmed after registration tonight), will be racing in groups from the fourth to the sixth of April, before racing the finals. The other classes will have fleet races.
The medal races and the Women match racing finals will be sailed on Saturday ninth of April except for the 2.4mR who will conclude their competion on Friday eighth.
Eight racing areas will be set in the bay of Palma to provide maximum flexibility with racing and will allow all classes to start racing at the same time in the morning.
Race Online will bring regular updates via the website and Twitter to keep everyone informed throughout the day. News, interviews, pictures and videos will be available daily on http://www.trofeoprincesasofia.org
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