Please select your home edition
Edition
Newport Boat Show 728x90

48 Nations- 39 Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia MAPFRE

by Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Media on 11 Mar 2008
Dragons - The invited class this year Dragon .
At less than two weeks from its beginning, the 39 Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia MAPFRE confirms itself as one of the most international editions in the history of this Majorcan Olympic classes regatta. Up to 48 nations will be represented in the bay of Palma from 15 to 21 March with all the attention of the sailing world on the event in this Olympic year.

The 39 Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia MAPFRE will welcome the best world teams of each class, a fact that consolidates this event as the most important and international Olympic classes regatta in Spain.

Up to 586 boats and 900 competitors will meet in Palma as shown by the pre-entry lists of the Consortium Regatta Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia, formed by the Govern de les Illes Balears, Palma and Llucmajor city councils, the Consell de Mallorca, MAPFRE, Real Federación Española de Vela, Federación Balear de Vela, Real Club Náutico de Palma, Club Marítimo San Antonio de la Playa, Club Nàutic S'Arenal and Escuela Nacional de Vela Calanova.

The 90 top world sailors are among these entries. In other words, the Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists of the past Athens Olympics as well as the Olympic classes World and European champions. The organisation of the Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia MAPFRE has invited again all these top level sailors so we will enjoy one of the editions with highest competition level.

The number of represented nations (48) will offer one of the most international and multicultural editions with the participation of sailors from the five continents. Germany, Antigua, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belorussia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, China, Cyprus, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, USA, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Seychelles, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela and Zimbabwe are the participating nations.

MAPFRE sponsors for third consecutive year this first class regatta, which will draw the attention of the entire sailing world in this edition held in an Olympic year.

Besides the Dragon as invited class, all Olympic classes- except for the Star fleet that is in Miami for the class world championship- will participate in the regatta. On the other hand, despite the coincidence with the Tornado, Laser Radial and Yngling World and European championships, these classes will be well represented in Majorca. The highest number of entries is registered in the Laser class (114), followed by the RS: X M (95) and the 470 M (93).



The 39 Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia MAPFRE presents a novelty in the class distribution in the different organizing clubs: the Tornado fleet will be based at Escuela Nacional de Vela Calanova, Club Marítimo San Antonio de la Playa will welcome the RS: X M & W and the Laser standard and radial. The Dragon and Yngling classes will have their venue at Real Club Náutico de Palma, while Club Nàutic S'Arenal will be the base for the 49er, Finn, 470 M & W.

Races for Olympic classes will start on 16 March. Qualifying and final rounds have been scheduled with the Medal race to be sailed on 21 March. The medal race scores double, cannot be discarded and is reserved to the top 10 classified sailors. On the other hand, the Dragon fleet will start racing on Monday 17 March with ten races scheduled.

The collaborators of the 39 Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia MAPFRE are the Ports Authority, Ports de les Illes Balears, the coastal demarcation of the Ministry for the environment and firms Ultramar Express, Acciona and Toyota.



About MAPFRE - MAPFRE is a Spanish independent group that develops insurance, reinsurance, financial, state agent and service activities in 40 nations. It is the leading insurance company with a premium volume around 9,400 million euro in the first nine months of 2007. MAPFRE, with over 35,000 boats insured and a market quota of 30 per cent, is leader in leisure boat insurances and offers the widest range of insurances for both motor and sailing boats.

NaiadSouthern Spars - 100Wildwind 2016 660x82

Related Articles

AWT - PWA Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 - Post Classic clean up
Aloha Classic 2014 - Organised by +H20, beach clean up will take part at Ho'okipa Beach Park from 9am tomorrow morning. AWT - PWA Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 - Organised by +H20, the beach clean up will take part at Ho'okipa Beach Park from 9am tomorrow morning. Come and join locals, competitors and more as we make sure Ho'okipa is ready for more and more people to enjoy it.
Posted on 12 Nov 2014
Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 - Closing the Classic in style
Aloha Classic closing: Night started early for a few of the Tour ladies, who decided to make the most of the occasion. AWT-PWA Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 closing - The night started early for a few of the Tour ladies, who decided to make the most of the occasion...The evening was filled with glamour as the top AWT and PWA riders from this event and the 2014 Tour were crowned. Cheers echoed through the grand venue as champion after champion took to the podium.
Posted on 11 Nov 2014
2014 American Windsurfing Tour - Crowning the champions
We prepare to crown the AWT and PWA champions tonight at the closing ceremony at the King Kamehameha Golf Club 2014 American Windsurfing Tour - As we prepare to crown the AWT and PWA champions tonight at the closing ceremony at the King Kamehameha Golf Club we catch up with some of our Champions and more riders.
Posted on 10 Nov 2014
Severne Starboard 2014 Aloha Classic closing ceremony - Get ready...
From 7pm onwards AWT and PWA riders will be joined by many more for official closing ceremony of 2014 Aloha Classic. From 7pm onwards the AWT and PWA riders will be joined by many more for the official closing ceremony of the Severne Starboard 2014 Aloha Classic. Held at the spectacular King Kamehameha Golf Club and with appetizers, cash bar, music, prizes, trophies, a raffle, plus the premier of the Red Bull Storm Chase movie this promises to one of the best closing ceremonies in a long time!
Posted on 9 Nov 2014
AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic - Loffreda becomes champion
Loffreda's fourth place here in Maui, along with consistently high results throughout the tour has given him the title AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic - Loffreda's fourth place here in Maui, along with consistently high results throughout the tour has given him the title ahead of the 2014 Amateur title winner Dan Thomson! Congratulations Ferdinando!
Posted on 8 Nov 2014
AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic – Unstoppable Nagoshi and Aiken
AWT Aloha Classic kicked off this morning; 17 incredible women took on big swell and offshore winds of Ho’okipa. AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic kicked off this morning with the Women’s fleet; 17 incredible women took on the big swell and offshore winds of Ho’okipa. The fleet contained AWT and world champions, but it was some of the familiar local faces that made it into the final. Junko Nagoshi had won the Aloha Classic title three times before and she wasn’t likely to let this one slip away.
Posted on 7 Nov 2014
PWA Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 - Noireax is king of Ho'okipa
PWA Aloha Classic - It was straight into final stages of PWA double elimination in fluctuating winds and tricky swell. Morgan Noireaux won the PWA Severne Starboard Aloha Classic, as did Iballa Moreno in the women’s fleet, and Tom Garcia in the Grand Masters. Plus, Thomas Traversa was crowned PWA World Champion! It was straight into the final stages of the PWA double elimination in the fluctuating winds and tricky westerly swell.
Posted on 6 Nov 2014
AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic - Thomson takes AWT Amateur Title
AWT Amateur Aloha Classic - An incredible 63 Amateur riders were greeted with lightish winds, but over head high swell. AWT Amateur Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 - An incredible 63 Amateur riders were greeted with lightish winds, but over head high swell, which meant it was straight into competition as soon as the wind picked up a little more and the surfers left the water. With this amount of competitors we knew the action would kick straight into action, and we weren't wrong!
Posted on 5 Nov 2014
AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic - Race is on for Amateur Title...
After days of watching action it was finally time for Amateurs to take to water and do battle for Aloha Classic title. After days of watching the action it was finally time for the 63 Amateurs to take to the water and do battle for the coveted Aloha Classic title. And, as this is the last event of the season, we also have riders including Ruben Lemmens and Dan Thomson going for glory and the AWT 2014 title!
Posted on 4 Nov 2014
Aloha Classic - Iballa Moreno crowned PWA World Champion
Another incredible day at Ho’okipa brings us even closer to crowning the men's PWA Champions for the Aloha Classic. nother incredible day at Ho’okipa brings us even closer to crowning the men's PWA Champions for the Severne Starboard Aloha Classic and the PWA 2014 tour. The call was made early to cancel AWT competition for the day and continue with the PWA. It was double elimination time, which meant a second chance for all the riders that missed out on advancing in the single elimination.
Posted on 4 Nov 2014