Racing at the Princess Sofia Regatta, Mallorca starts on Monday – the first major Olympic classes regatta since Tokyo 2020.
This event brings into sharp focus the Paris 2024 Games now less than two and a half years away – first Olympic racing in Marseille on Sunday 28 July 2024 – following a two-year hiatus caused by the global pandemic.
Trofeo Princesa Sofía is the first event of the revised Hempel World Cup Series, which now consists of three European venues in 2022: Mallorca (Trofeo Princesa Sofía, April 1-9), Amsterdam (Allianz Regatta, June 1-5) and Marseille (dates to be confirmed).
The Palma Mallorca event will feature the new 2024 Olympic sailing events, the men and women’s IQ Foil and Formula Kite, and the mixed 470 dinghy event.
These new events have brought a whole new generation into the Olympic arena, and introduce four board foiling events alongside the traditional dinghy and multihull classes.
The British Sailing team is strongly represented with 31 entries from a total 46 strong GBR entry expected to take part, and they will face some of the best Olympic class sailors, representing 62 nations, on the waters off Palma.
Monday 4 April – First day of racing for ILCAs, 470, iQFoils
Tuesday 5 April – First day of racing for 49er, 49erFX, Nacra and Formula Kites
51st Trofeo Princesa Sofía Mallorca Regatta – Total Entry 796
British Entries expected to include:
470 Mixed – 68 entries
*Martin Wrigley and Eilidh Mcintyre
*Vita Heathcote and Ryan Orr
49er Men- 77 Entries
*Chris Taylor and James Grummett
*Dylan Fletcher-Scott and Rhos Hawes
*James Peters and Fynn Sterritt
*Nick Robins and Daniel Budden
Arran Holman and James Taylor
Elliott Wells and Billy Vennis-Ozanne
49erFX Women – 58 Entries
*Megan Brickwood and Stephanie Orton
*Freya Black and Saskia Tidey
*Hannah Bristow and Anna Carpenter
Formula Kite Men – 77 Entries
Formula Kite Women – 38 Entries
ILCA 6 Radial – 95 Entries
ILCA 7 Laser- 170 Entries
Kai Wolgramjack Hopkins
IQFoil Men – 102 Entries
IQ Foil Women – 72 Entries
Nacra 17 Mixed – 39 Entries
*John Gimson and Anna Burnet
Daniel Tindale and Hebe Hemming
Note: * Sailing Team Member