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PLAIN SAILING: King of Spain at Copa del Rey

King Felipe joined the crew of Aifos at Palma’s Royal Nautical Club for the 36th edition of the prestigious race.


Dressed in a white t-shirt and blue shorts, the monarch was greeted by the club’s head, Javier Sanz.

“Hello. To victory!” King Felipe said to volunteers working at the event.

The king’s Corel 45 sail boat is taking part in the ORC 1 class, where it came 12th out of 38 participants last year.

He spent the weekend practising on the yacht, which he first sailed in 1996.

Altogether, some 2,000 sailors on 138 boats are taking part in this year’s Copa Del Rey MAPFRE, the biggest in the event’s history.