Please select your home edition
J Composites 2022 - J45 LEADERBOARD

Europe's largest Olympic Sailing Regatta - the Trofeo Princesa Sofía joins Hempel World Cup Series

by World Sailing 29 Jan 02:55 PST 1-9 April 2022
Hempel World Cup Series © World Sailing

The first key test of 2022 in the build up to the Paris 2024 Olympics will be held in Mallorca, Spain from 1-9 April 2022 - the Trofeo Princesa Sofía. The regatta - the 51st edition of the largest Europe-based event for Olympic Sailing Classes - will attract over 1,500 sailors from 55 nations competing across ten Olympic disciplines.

The joint organisers - the Real Club Náutico de Palma, the Club Náutic S'Arenal and Club Maritimo San Antonio de la Playa - have published the Notice of Race confirming the dates, format, program and classes. The week-long event will see tight competition across the women's ILCA 6 (Laser), 49er FX, IQ Foil and Formula Kite; the men's ILCA 7 (Laser Radial), 49er, IQ Foil and Formula Kite; and the mixed 470 and Nacra 17, at several venues across the Mediterranean island.

The Trofeo Princesa Sofía regatta, the starting point in the European sailing season every year, will be a welcome return for competitors as one of the best Olympic class regattas in the world, and a key date in the Hempel World Cup Series.

Ferran Muniesa, Technical Director of the Trofeo Princesa Sofía, said, "We are delighted that the Trofeo Princesa Sofía regatta will return in 2022 - our first regatta since 2019 thanks to the pandemic. Our primary concern has always been the safety of the sailors and with the easing of restrictions we are hopeful that the regatta will be at full strength and once again an excellent display of sailing in a beautiful setting."

David Graham, CEO of World Sailing commented, "Trofeo Princesa Sofía is one of the long-standing and largest annual regattas and forms a key part of the World Sailing event strategy, partnering with established major regattas that support sailors to train and compete during the Olympic cycle. The Trofeo Princess Sofía hosts the best sailors, teams, and coaches in the world and we are pleased it will become a staple feature in the Hempel World Cup Series until Los Angeles Olympics in 2028."

Prior to the Trofeo Princesa Sofía, the Mallorca Sailing Center Regatta, a training regatta for registered sailors, will be held from 10-13 March 2022. In addition, the Real Club Náutico de Palma will be the venue for the traditional non-Olympic Class regatta. From 31 March to 3 April classes including Dragon, J70 J80 and Musto Skiffs will be competing.

The Notice of Race for the Trofeo Princesa Sofía can be downloaded here.

The 2022 Hempel World Cup Series schedule - the Olympic sailing classes global tour - includes:

  • Hempel World Cup Series Palma (Princess Sofía Regatta), Spain: 1-9 April 2022
  • Hempel World Cup Series Amsterdam (Allianz Regatta), The Netherlands: 1-5 June
  • Hempel World Cup Marseille, France: dates TBC

Related Articles

One year to go until 2023 Allianz Sailing Worlds
Making history by being the first to include Para World Sailing events On 10 August 2023, 1,400 of the world's best sailors will take to the waters of the port of Scheveningen in The Hague, The Netherlands, for two life-changing prizes. Posted on 10 Aug
Paralympians take flight with Swiss SailGP Team
All experienced foiling for the first time as they sailed onboard the F50 on Plymouth's Sound Three Paralympic athletes were invited to the GB SailGP Grand Prix in Plymouth last weekend to join the Switzerland SailGP Team and their Race for the Future partner, Stiftelsen VI, to experience sailing onboard the speediest raceboats in the sport. Posted on 4 Aug
Nominations open for Sustainability Award
Submissions for World Sailing 11th Hour Racing are due 2 September Nominations are now open for this year's World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award, the fifth edition of the highest recognition of success in marine sustainability. Posted on 28 Jul
Governance Reform proposals unanimously backed
In the World Sailing Extraordinary General Meeting At an Extraordinary General Meeting held virtually on 18 July, representatives of Member National Authorities voted unanimously that the Board should draft the detailed amendments to give effect to proposed changes to the Constitution tabled by the Board. Posted on 20 Jul
World Sailing Extraordinary General Meeting
To vote on Governance Reform proposals World Sailing will hold an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on 18 July 2022 to discuss and vote on proposals for Governance Reform. The meeting will be held virtually and is open to representatives of all Member National Authorities (MNAs). Posted on 15 Jul
World Sailing reaches 'pivotal moment'
With LA28 Paralympic Games bid World Sailing, the world governing body for the sport, has reached a major milestone in its Paralympic quest by submitting the official application for inclusion in the Los Angeles 2028 Paralympic Games. Posted on 5 Jul
Para Kiteboarding special feature
World Sailing CEO declares "big future" for Para Kiteboarding World Sailing's 1st ever Para Kiteboarding Development Programme concluded after 4 days of action on Lake Garda, where 11 coaches & athletes from 7 countries were put through their paces as part of World Sailing's vision to increase growth Posted on 29 Jun
Massimo Dighe heads to IPC
As Deputy Director of World Para Sports Massimo Dighe will join the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) as Deputy Director of World Para Sports on 1 July 2022. Posted on 23 Jun
World Sailing spotlights revitalisation message
Marking United Nations World Oceans Day today World Sailing is marking United Nations World Oceans Day on 8 June by issuing a rallying call to the global sailing community to increase efforts to protect the natural environment and revitalise the oceans. Posted on 8 Jun
Hempel World Cup Series at Allianz Regatta overall
Foiling gold for Peru, France and The Netherlands The Hempel World Cup Series at Allianz Regatta concluded with light winds in Lelystad - enough for kiting but not quite for iQFOiL. Lammerts feels the heat from Israel but wins Formula Kite Women. Posted on 5 Jun
SOUTHERN-SPARS-AGLAIA-SPARS_728X90 BottomMarine Resources 2022 Salary Survey FOOTERHenri-Lloyd 2022 August Summer Sale - SW FOOTER