Sailing: YCM teams battle it out in Copa del Rey

Copa del Rey 2023 - Palma de Mallorca

Three Monaco Yacht Club (YCM) teams battled it out at the front of the field during the Copa del Rey sailing tournament, held in Palma de Mallorca, over the weekend.

YCM’s crews were combative in the seas surrounding the Mallorcan capital last Saturday. The 41st edition of the Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) sailing competition was held amidst perfect sailing conditions. 70 boats competed in eight different categories in an exciting and jam-packed schedule.

Five days of competition came to a head on Saturday with three of YCM’s teams securing promising results. Moonlight’s crew, skippered by Graeme Peterson secured a fifth place in the ClubSwan 50 class. Peterson and his crew were closely followed by another YCM team, Cuordileone, skippered by Leonardo Ferragamo.

Saling coming closer ashore

There was another sixth-place finish for a Monégasque crew in Palma. In the ORC 2 class, Roberto Tamburelli on Rachistar concluded a strong weekend for the YCM’s crews and proved that they are up there with the best. Team Malizia’s exploits in the Ocean Race earlier this year are further proof the institution’s international competitiveness.

Sailing is coming to slightly more local shores later this month. The countdown is on for the 18th edition of the Palermo-Monte-Carlo, which will land on Monégasque shores on 27th August.


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Photo source: Copa del Rey