Momo takes Copa del Rey in IRC-0 !!
The biggest ever Copa del Rey closes today with the tradition prizegiving hosted by King Felipe VI and members of the Spanish Royal Family. The showcase Mediterranean regatta has been an outstanding success, with a full complement of races sailed in each class in typically light Bay of Palma sea breezes.
The 37 Copa del Rey MAPFRE will be remembered for its record fleet of 152 yachts representing 29 different countries. Thirteen classes raced and for the first time ever five different race areas had to be employed.
HM King Felipe VI, who represented Spain at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics in the Soling, raced every day as well as practising last Sunday on the ClubSwan 50 Aifos 500, finishing sixth.
Momo, helmed by her owner Dieter Schön, defended their 2017 title with success in her new trim including a new lighter rig, lower displacement and keel adjustments against Cannonball (2nd) and Proteus (3rd).
The Copa del Rey is the final regatta before the Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship in Porto Cervo, September 2-8. There Cannonball, Momo and Proteus will be joined by Jethou, Lucky and Sorcha.