After six days of thrilling competition, the winners of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia, the first race of the Sailing World Cup, were announced.
The star of the trophy, not least because of his young age, was Max Maeder. The 16 year old from Singapore rounded off his pleasing participation with the overall winner's trophy.
Another winner of the week was undoubtedly United Kingdom. With four golds and two silvers, they were the most victorious country in the competition. They beat France and New Zealand, who both won 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals.
On the other hand, Spain did not have a good result overall. Since we could only get one medal out of ten possible and it was a bronze medal in 470 mixed in which Jordi Xammar and Nora Brugman climbed the podium for third place.
Here are the winners of the 10 Olympic categories of the 52 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mallorca by Iberostar:
|470 mixto||Keiju Okada y Miho Yoshioka (JPN)|
|49er||Logan Dunning y Oscar Gunn (NZL)|
|49er FX||Martine Grael y Kahena Kunze (BRA)|
|Formula Kite||Max Maeder (SGP)|
|Women's Formula Kite||Lauriane Nolot (FRA)|
|ILCA 6||Marit Bouwmeester (NED)|
|ILCA 7||Michael Beckett (GBR)|
|male iQFOiL||Sam Sills (GBR)|
Emma Wilson (GBR)
On Friday March 31 began in the Real Club Nautico de Palma in the bay of Palma de Mallorca the renowned Princess Sofia Trophy.
Right now this trophy has special importance due to the proximity of the Olympic Games, the best athletes of Olympic sailing will compete against each other, a preview of what can happen in Paris in 2024.
This year will be the largest edition with more than 1,300 sailors from 67 countries.
In Dragon, the victory went to MR. Nova of Jorge Foteza and in 6 meters it was for Violeta Alvarez's Stella.
The 52 Trofeo Princesa Sofia is the first qualifying race for the Sailing World Cup 2023, the illustrious Olympic sailing circuit.