Kiteboarding will join the most international regatta held in Spain for the very first time, sharing the racing area in the bay of Palma de Mallorca (Spain) with the Olympic classes at the 44th edition of the Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre from 30 March to 6 April.
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The first European ISAF Sailing World Cup stop, following the Australian and USA events, will be held this year at the venues of Club Nàutic S’Arenal, Club Marítimo San Antonio de la Playa and Pabisa Beach Club. Kiteboarding will be include as an invited class in view of its possible future inclusion in the ISAF Sailing World Cup and the Olympic Games.
The Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia will count for the International Kiteboarding Association World ranking together with other international events. 4 racings days are scheduled from 2nd to 5th April followed by an exhibition day on 6th, the Medal Races day for Olympic classes.
The kites will be based on the beach opposite the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre village, located at the Pabisa Beach Club. Pabisa is a leisure centre located at Playa de Palma, between the two other venues of the 44 Sofia Mapfre, and like last year it will be the regatta village, an excellent meeting point to follow the racing and venue of social events.
Club Nàutic S’Arenal will be the venue of Paralympic classes 2.4mR, Skud 18 and Sonar and Olympic classes Finn, 470 men and women, 49er and 49er FX, the latter having its debut in Palma as the new Women’s skiff.
The venue for classes Laser Standard and Radial, RS:X men and women and Nacra, the new mixed two person multihull will be Club Marítimo San Antonio de la Playa.
5 February 2013 14:03 GMT