With a little more than 50 days to start the great Mallorcan regatta, the participation amounts to 130 teams from 23 nationalities.
The bay of Palma will host the 2017 edition of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE between 29 July and 5 August. An event that traditionally brings together a broad representation of the best professional and amateur teams on the international circuit, attracted by an attractive program that combines six days of competition in the water and intense social activity on the ground
The 36th edition is set to record. In the absence of 53 days for its start, its pre-registration formalized no fewer than 130 teams of 23 nationalities (in 2016 competed 125 boats from 19 countries). The docks of the Real Club Náutico de Palma will be displaying flags of Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Spain, France, Holland, Hungary, England, Italy, Japan, Monaco, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.
According to the Notice of Race, the fleet will compete distributed in a dozen classes, including six monotypes. They will sail in real time the ClubSwan 42, ClubSwan 50, Swan 45, X-35, J80 and GC32, the spectacular flying catamarans that debuted in the bay of Palma last year and that they will take the Glass of the King MAPFRE like third test puntuable for its Circuit GC32 Racing Tour 2017. The race will also score for the Maxi 72 Overall Trophy 2017, the international circuit class Maxi 72.
The 36th King's Cup MAPFRE is organized by the Royal Yacht Club of Palma and the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation, with the sponsorship of MAPFRE and the institutional collaboration of the Government of the Balearic Islands, the Palma City Council, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands and The Balearic Sailing Federation.