The 39th edition of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE closed in the Mediterranean island resort of Palma de Mallorca, Spain where the J/70s were sailing for the Herbalife Cup. The 39th Copa del Rey MAPFRE was organized by the Real Club Náutico de Palma and the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation, with the sponsorship of MAPFRE and the institutional collaboration of the Government of the Balearic Islands, the Palma City Council, the Balearic Port Authority and the Balearic Sailing Federation. After seven races, the final outcome for the regatta hinged on the last race for the J/70s. In the end, Juan Calvo Boronat’s Spanish team on LET IT BE, skippered by Marcelo Baltzer Foucher, won the regatta with a 4-1-2-1-4-2-3 tally for 17 points total. Second by two points was Massimo Rama’s Italian crew aboard JENIALE EUROSYSTEM, posting a record of 3-2-4-2-3-3-2 for 19 points. Rounding out the podium was yet another Spanish team, Luis Albert Solana’s PATAKIN, sailing to a scoreline of 1-4-1-6-1-5-5 for 23 points. Guillermo Alonso, of the Spanish J/70 Class, commented on the great expectation for the J/70’s participation in the Copa del Rey MAPFRE, “Since we started in 2015 with this Class in Spain, Palma and the Copa del Rey have always been a goal. Being able to be in the most important regatta in the Mediterranean and being able to fight for a Copa del Rey Trophy with a J/70 is a wish of sailors. This is a great step for J/70s in Spain and across Europe.” Manu Fraga, director of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE, also wanted to highlight, “The effort that both the club and the J/70 Class have made to bring this union to fruition is a tribute to great logistics management! J/70 sailing teams know how to travel well!” For more Copa del Rey MAPFRE information, visit

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