The Trofeo Princesa Sofia grows with the debut of Kitesurf and the comeback of the Dragon Class
lunedì 19 gennaio 2015 20.06
The 46 edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia, to be held between 28 March and 4 April in the Bay of Palma in Mallorca (Spain), will see an increase of competitors with the incorporation if the astonishing Kiteboarding and the comeback of the Dragon Class.
This major Mallorca Olympic Classes event which is organised by Club Nàutic Arenal, Real Club Náutico de Palma and Club Marítimo San Antonio de la Playa together with the Balearic and Royal Spanish Federation, opened the online entries just before the Christmas holidays.
Up to this date, around 192 sailors from different nations such as Japan, Russia, Germany, Great Britain, USA, and Switzerland have already entered.
The main novelty in this edition will be the debut of the spectacular Kiteboarding, one of the classes battling to join the Olympic family, which will have its first international event in Mallorca with venue at Portitxol beach.
This beach location has the appropriate conditions for Kiteboarding sailors to get in and out of the water with their kites and boards. Competitors will sail a maximum of 16 short, fast races between marks and men and women might sail together but will be scored separately.
Furthermore, the Trofeo Princesa Sofia will welcome again the Dragon fleet, the Class that marked the starting point of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia 46 years ago. The Dragon class and Paralympic classes will have their venue at Real Club Náutico de Palma.
Participation will be completed with the ten Olympic Classes Laser, Laser Radial, Finn, 470 men and women, 49er, 49er FX, RS:X men and women and Nacra 17 as well as Paralympic classes 2.4mR and Skud18 and therefore around 1.000 sailors are expected to be sailing in the Bay of Palma.
Once again, this major Olympic Classes event will gather together the best world sailors as it is a qualifier event for the ISAF SWC Hyères event and a 2015 EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup Regatta.
In this sense, Club Nàutic de s’Arenal welcomes since January the first national teams, mostly from Northern Europe, that make the most of the favourable weather conditions to train in Mallorca and warm up for the sailing season.