Sailing

Nations Trophy
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While Europe continues to swelter under near record temperatures, a record-breaking 37th Copa del Rey MAPFRE applied extra heat to the finale of the season-long Swan One Design contest – The Nations Trophy Mediterranean League. The class winners of this inaugural four-event competition, which began back in March in Monaco, are: Hendrik Brandis’ ClubSwan 50 Earlybird; Luis Senis Segarra’s Swan 45 Porron IX and Jose Maria Meseguer’s ClubSwan 42 Pez de Abril. This year’s Best-Placed Nation is Italy, with Spain and Germany filling the other podium places.

British America's Cup team
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INEOS Team UK has won the GC32 competition at 37 Copa del Rey MAPFRE, run by the Club Nautico de Palma. With 19 races held across four days on the Bay of Palma, the British flying catamaran secured the overall win with a race to spare, despite this being just the second ever GC32 Racing Tour event for Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup team.

Alessandro Rombelli
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After eleven races, Alessandro Rombelli's STIG with Francesco Bruni as tactician, and crew members Daniele Fiaschi, Luca Faravelli, Iztok Knafelc, Pietro Mantovani, Pierluigi De Felice, and Giorgio, and Martino Tortarolo are 2018 Copa del Rey Mapfre Champions!

Copa del Rey
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Three more races were successfully added to the scoreboard in Palma de Mallorca today at the third event of the Melges 40 Grand Prix circuit, held in conjunction with Copa del Rey Mapfre 2018 hosted by Real Club Nautico de Palma.

Copa del Rey
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The third of the 2018 GC32 Racing Tour’s five events begins tomorrow on the Bay of Palma. Here, for a third consecutive year, the flying catamaran circuit is competing at the prestigious Copa del Rey. 

Melges 40 Grand Prix
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Melges 40 Grand Prix competition and rivalry picks up this weekend where it left off last in Porto Cervo to conduct the third event of the circuit, and for the very first time, participate as a guest of Copa del Rey Mapfre 2018, hosted by Real Club Nautico de Palma.

Wendy Tuck
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History has been made in Liverpool today as Australian sailor, Wendy Tuck, became the first ever woman to win a round the world yacht race after leading her Sanya Serenity Coast team to clinch overall victory in the Clipper 2017-18 Race.

The Nations Trophy
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The Copa del Rey MAPFRE, organized by the Real Club Náutico de Palma, is one of the most highly anticipated regattas of the season. With 156 boats so far entered, the 37th edition is on course to attract a record fleet. This year, it is also the fourth and decisive event in The Nations Trophy Mediterranean League 2018, the season-long series dedicated to Swan One Designs.

Lorina Limonade Tour Voile champion 2018
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Persistence and tactics won out in the end as Lorina Limonade Golfe du Morbihan (Quentin Delapierre, Kevin Peponnet, Bruno Mourniac, Tim Mourniac, Corentin Horeau) lifted the Tour Voile championship trophy for the second time in three years. Controlling their nearest rival Beijaflore (Valentin Bellet, Guillaume Pirouelle, Valentin Sipan, Julien Villion) from the off in today’s Super Final, they put paid to any chance of the contenders swiping victory at the final hurdle and consigned them to the second step on the podium.

Quantum Racing
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Ten years after their first world title together in the class’ formative years in Lanzarote, Quantum Racing today lifted the Rolex TP52 World Championship crown in Cascais, winning a spirited ding-dong battle with rivals Azzurra in the typically muscular Atlantic breezes that the Portuguese hotspot has long since been renowned for.