Copa del Rey returns to Mallorca

Due to the 2012 Olympic Games, the Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre will be held this year fifteen days ahead of the usual schedule: the 31st edition will take place from the 16th till the 21st of July in the facilities of the Real Club Náutico de Palma, and in the bay of Palma.

Again the best ships of compensated time and real time racing will take part in the competition and the event is expected to draw big crowds including the Spanish royal family. Spain’s royals are known for being keen yachtsmen and their involvement in the races over the years has helped to elevate the profile of the event on a global scale.

As a novelty for this year's edition, the Real Club Náutico de Palma introduced the new Village, located at Sa Feixina Parc who`s aim is to provide a closer experience to one of the most important cruising regattas of the Mediterranean.

The Copa del Rey: Monday 16th – Saturday 21st July – Real Club Náutico de Palma.

The Village: Friday 13th – Saturday 21st from 18:00 hrs – La Feixina, Palma de Mallorca.

The closing ceremony  will take place on Saturday 21st from 9 p.m.

You can find more information on the event's website here.

Photo credit @Copa del Rey