Set your sails to the Balearic Islands for two of the most exciting regattas in Spain, the Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia and the Copa del Rey Regatta. Every year, tourists and sailing fans on a holiday flock to the island of Majorca to witness sailors of varying caliber compete in an exciting boat race.
The Trofeo Princes Sofia marks the start of the European sailing season. The regatta is held around April or Easter every year. Over a thousand competitors participate in the race which is also a part of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. It boasts of high level competition that some countries use the event as trials for their Olympic teams. The event culminates with an awarding ceremony usually in the presence of the king and queen of Spain.
Copa del Ray Regatta holds its own share of competitive action. It is usually held during the first week of August with the competition running for the whole week and participated by sailors from different countries. This event is at par with boat races in other countries like England’s Fastnet Race and Big Boat Series of San Francisco.
Both regattas are considered as festivals in the island of Majorca. World class sailing in the scenic isle with warm sunny weather makes a great majorca holiday experience even for sailing novices.