HIGHLIGHTS

06 August, 2022

Titles Decided At 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE

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Marcus Brennecke’s ClubSwan 50 Hatari clinched the ClubSwan 50 class title on the final race at the 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE but the German flagged crew endured some unnecessarily nervous moments after the nearest rivals Stefan Heidenreich’s OneGroup seemingly came back from the dead after being over the start line early.


STATEMENTS

06 August, 2022

Quotes of the final day

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Quotes from the winners.


HIGHLIGHTS

06 August, 2022

The time is now

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Today, Saturday, sees the final races of the 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE. After five challenging days of sea breeze competition, today the Bay of Palma hosts the final showdowns which will decide each class title. The Sotheby’s Mallorca Womens Cup and the Smokin the herb J/70s race two courses but all the other seven classes race just one.


HIGHLIGHTS

05 August, 2022

Closing In On The Copa del Rey MAPFRE Titles

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After a second and a first today, their strongest performance of the week in the best sea breeze so far, Marcus Brennecke’s double world champions Hatari lead the ClubSwan 50 class into the final day of the 40th Copa del Rey MAPRFE with a cushion of four points ahead of Stefan Heidenreich’s OneGroup. The top two teams are more or less assured of a place on the podium but in this furiously competitive one design fleet it seems unlikely the two title rivals will square up for a match race finale.


INTERVIEWS

05 August, 2022

Quotes of the Day - Day 5

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This is what they said on Day 5.


HIGHLIGHTS

05 August, 2022

The Pivotal Day

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The start of the Final Series yesterday shook up the rankings in all classes. Today, the teams take to the water in the knowledge that time and races are running out. The forecast for good wind conditions adds an extra dimension to this penultimate day of competition at the 40 Copa del Rey MAPFRE.


INTERVIEWS

05 August, 2022

Earlybird’s Hendrik Brandis’s Enduring Love For The Copa Del Rey

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Germany’s Hendrik Brandis is one of the most successful owner-drivers in the ClubSwan one design classes at Copa del Rey MAPFRE.


HIGHLIGHTS

04 August, 2022

It’s The Big Squeeze As The 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE Moves Into The Finals

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As the 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE passed today into the Finals stage many of the class leads are cut right back to one or two points which should ensure an exciting finale on Saturday. Today sees seven of the nine classes with new leaders. In the highly charged 14 boat ClubSwan 50 class it is Stefan Heidenreich’s OneGroup which now holds a three points lead after Jochen Schümann guided the Swiss flagged crew, with the owner steering, to a first and a second today.


STATEMENTS

04 August, 2022

Quotes of the Day - Day 4

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This is what they said on Day 4.


HIGHLIGHTS

04 August, 2022

The Finals Start

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So as the Finals races start today each team is assigned points corresponding to their position they finished in the Preliminary races series. Now there are three days of Finals racing. The program for the next three days consists of five races for all classes (theoretically two on Thursday, two on Friday and one on Saturday) except those that compete in J70 and J80, which could race up to eight. All races count, there are no discards, so it is important to not make mistakes.


HIGHLIGHTS

03 August, 2022

Copa del Rey MAPFRE Moves Into The Finals Stage On Bay of Palma

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As the 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE passes from the Preliminary Series which finished today to the three day Finals there are winners and losers as the points scores carried forwards are those of the Preliminary finishing position.


STATEMENTS

03 August, 2022

Quotes of the Day - Day 3

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This is what they said on Day 3.


HIGHLIGHTS

03 August, 2022

Half time tonight

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The 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE crosses the theoretical halfway point of the racing program today. The Preliminary Series is completed in all classes and tomorrow Thursday the three days of Finals Series starts which that will decide the champions. Once again the sea breeze is due to come in at 9-11kts on time.


INTERVIEWS

03 August, 2022

Immac Fram Prepping For Next Year’s Big Home Test

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Lying second in BMW ORC Class 3 after four races, Immac Fram is the offshore team of the German Immac sponsored sailing programme which spans different sailing disciplines from the 2.4m class through Optimist, 29er, 49er FX and 49er to the big boat campaign, the Italia 9.98 which is here in Palma.


HIGHLIGHTS

02 August, 2022

Italians and Germans Strong In Key Classes At 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE

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With four good races now sailed at Palma, Mallorca’s showcase 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE the only boat with a perfect scoreline – four first places – is Enzo de Blasio’s all Italian Italia 11.98 Scugnizza which finished runners up in class last year.


STATEMENTS

02 August, 2022

Quotes of the Day - Day 2

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This is what they said on Day 2.


HIGHLIGHTS

02 August, 2022

Full strength

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Today the Herbalife J/70 and Mallorca Sotheby`s Women`s Cup join the fray. So the full nine classes will start their day’s programme at 1300hrs local time and head out to the Bay of Palma with a good forecast.


INTERVIEWS

02 August, 2022

Nico Martínez: "I never would have thought I would get to where I am now"

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Nico Martínez is something of an institution of marine photography. His reputation has long since spread all around the world. It is Nico’s images which adorn the walls of the RCNP. Over the last three decades the native of Mallorca has immortalized moments which are part of sailing. We spoke with the official photographer of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE " who has been working for the event ‘at least since the 13th edition".


HIGHLIGHTS

01 August, 2022

The 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE opens in perfect conditions

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The Bay of Palma switched on a perfect 14kts sea breeze to open the 40th anniversary edition of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE. And though it built a little there was more than enough going on with small shifts and changes in wind pressure to ensure this first of six days of racing was much more than a one sided Palma speed test.


STATEMENTS

01 August, 2022

Quotes of the day - Day 1

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This is what they said on Day 1.


HIGHLIGHTS

01 August, 2022

Start the fortieth

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After yesterday`s training regatta, today the pigeonholes of the 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE open. The forecast indicates good wind conditions in the bay of Palma. All score except the Herbalife J70 and Mallorca Sotheby`s Women`s Cup, summoned to compete in their official training regatta. First departure, from 1:00 p.m.


HIGHLIGHTS

31 July, 2022

40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE Under Starter’s Orders On The Bay of Palma

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After a weekend of preliminary build up onshore events and today’s official practice race, the 40th anniversary edition of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE opens with points racing on the Bay of Palma Monday.


INTERVIEW

31 July, 2022

On the learning curve on the Red Bandit

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The TP52 Red Bandit in BMW ORC Class is sailed by a group of young sailors mainly from the Bayerischer YC, the oldest and biggest yacht club in Southern Germany. It is the focal point of a project put together by member and long time offshore racer Carl-Peter Forster which aims to introduce young sailors from this landlocked club based on the Starnberger See lake 25kms SW of Munich to offshore racing and to provide a pathway to take their big boat skills to a high, competitive level.


HIGHLIGHTS

31 July, 2022

Getting ready

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Competitors prepare to take to the waters of the Bay of Palma for the 40th anniversary edition of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE. And while racing proper starts tomorrow Monday this is the official practice race day which allows the teams to fine tune their boat and one last polish to their crew work before the first of six racing days. It also allows the race management teams to do the same, fine tune their comms with their mark layers and all their support personnel on the water, timers, spotters and the results service ashore.


HIGHLIGHTS

30 July, 2022

The 40 Copa del Rey MAPFRE launches an ambitious, empirical sustainability plan for the future

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The Real Club Náutico de Palma today presented a sustainability plan that will be implemented from the start of the 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE. It is an ambitious project to properly measure and manage the environmental impact of the event using a series of measurement, educational and awareness initiatives involving the organisation and competitors.


HIGHLIGHTS

29 July, 2022

Start gun for the 40th edition of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE

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“The club is 74 years old and has hosted 40 editions of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE. We are a vital part of the maritime heritage of this region.” - Emerico Fuster


HIGHLIGHTS

28 July, 2022

“Today the Copa del Rey MAPFRE is more than just about the sport, society and the media.” – Manuel Fraga

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On Friday 29th July at 13:00h local time, the 40th edition of Copa del Rey MAPFRE will be officially opened, marking the start of the regatta’s social agenda.


PARTNERS

26 July, 2022

The 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE fortified by the sponsorship of Baleària

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President of the Real Club Náutico de Palma, Emerico Fuster and Baleares delegate for Baleària, Joan Serra, sign a collaboration agreement making the Spanish shipping company a new and vital sponsor of the 40th edition of the regatta for the club.


HIGHLIGHTS

20 July, 2022

111 teams and 18 nationalities are gearing up for the 40th edition of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE

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The reigning event at the Real Club Náutico de Palma will once again reunite a diverse fleet to compete in both real and corrected time from 1st to 6th August.


INTRODUCTION

28 June, 2022

Palma begins the countdown to the 40 Copa del Rey MAPFRE

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This afternoon the Real Club Náutico de Palma hosted the official presentation of a very special edition of the Copa del MAPFRE, the 40th anniversary edition, which will be held from July 30 to August 6 on Bay of Palma.


HIGHLIGHTS

14 June, 2022

Three days to the closing of registrations for the 40 Copa del Rey MAPFRE

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With a hundred boats registered as of today, everything suggests that the level of participation will be one of the highest in recent years.


PARTNERS

16 May, 2022

Watches of Switzerland and the Copa del Rey MAPFRE renew their sponsorship agreement until 2025

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The 40th edition of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE is approaching coming up on the horizon, due to run July 29 to August 6.



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