July 27 – August 3, 2013
The prestigious Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) is now a major date on the international yachting calendar and competing teams include America’s Cup participants.
King Juan Carlos I of Spain is a former competitor and won the trophy twice in the nineties while skippering Jose Cusi’s Rogue. The King now regularly attends as a spectator with an entourage of Spanish royalty, as well as a number of local worthies including the Mayor of Palma and the President of the Balearic Islands. The Real Club Náutico de Palma (Royal Nautical Club) has been hosting the event since its birth in 1982 and has proved itself to be one of the Mediterranean’s premier yacht clubs.