36th Copa del Rey Sailing Regatta 2017
The prestigious Copa del Rey (King's Cup) sailing competition, taking place every year in the waters of the bay of Palma de Mallorca, has become an important date in the international yachting calendar.
The Real Club Náutico de Palma (Royal Nautical Club) has been hosting the event since its birth back in 1982 and has proven to be one of the Mediterranean’s premier yacht clubs.
The Copa del Rey is one of the major cruiser class regattas in the Mediterranean, whose first edition back in 1982 had 50 boats participating, of which 35 were Spanish and the rest from overseas. Since then it has become a top-level fixture on the international yachting calendar. And this year’s competition is the largest in the event’s history, with 140 boats from 24 countries.
King Juan Carlos I of Spain is a former competitor and won the trophy twice in the nineties. The King now regularly attends as a spectator with an entourage of Spanish royalty, as well as a number of local worthies including the Mayor of Palma and the President of the Balearic Islands.
For some sailing might be nothing but a sport, but for many others it is adventure, experience, passion, art ... or simply a way of life!
Grab a seat in one of the many cafés with a sea view terrace, your binoculars and a cool drink and enjoy the remaining four days of sailing joy!
· Date: From Jul 29, 2017 to Aug 5, 2017
· Place: San Pedro 1, 07012 Palma de Mallorca
Tel. +34 971726848