|The Royal Palma Sailing Club Princesa Sofía Trophy|
|Palma The Royal Palma Sailing ClubPrincesa Sofía TrophyWorld Cup series Olympic sailing 2 to 9 April 2011|
Sailing: Princesa Sofía Trophy
The Royal Palma Sailing Club, in Majorca, hosts the latest edition of the Princesa Sofía Trophy, an event included on the ISAF (International Sailing Federation) World Cup series calendar for Olympic sailing classes.
1,700 sailors come together in Palma de Mallorca, Over 600 teams from 53 nations have already registered for the Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia MAPFRE, first European event of the ISAF Sailing World Cup for Olympic and Paralympic events to be held in Palma de Majorca from 2nd to 9th April.
for this prestigious regatta that features on the International Olympic Circuit, organised by the International Sailing Federation, comprising six events around the world. The regatta goes towards the world ranking for the 11 Olympic classes, and will determine the crew to represent Spain in the Olympic Games. A total of some 30 sailors from up to 30 countries are expected to take part, with more than 1,000 boats in 12 classes, 11 Olympic, plus Dragon Class as special guest.
|Real Club Naútico de Palma|
San Pedro, 1 07012 Palma (Majorca)
Tel. +34 971726848 /Fax +34 971718636
The Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia MAPFRE, one of the most important Olympic sailing events in Europe, expects to gather together around 800 boats and over 1,200 sailors from 4 to 10 April in the bay of Palma. The regatta is open to thirteen events, the ten Olympic (49er, 470 M & W, RS:X M & W, Finn, Laser Standard, Laser Radial, Star and Match Race Women) and the three Paralympic events to take part in the 2012 London Olympics. Of the three Paralympic events, the 2.4mR is the better known in Spain, with a fleet of approximately 20 units. It is a single-handed keelboat, and as a sister to the bigger 6m, 8m and 12m yachts, she possesses the typical powerful Metre boat sailing style. The other two are the Skud, double-handed and asymmetrical spinnaker and the Sonar, triple-handed and asymmetrical spinnaker. Paralympic sailing was an exhibition sport in the 1996 Atlanta Games and became a full medal sport for the first time in Sydney 2000. The equipment is adapted to the different disabilities and scoring is also made in accordance with the level of disability allowing sailors with different disabilities to sail together.