Registration is still open and the Mallorca Olympic Classes regatta has over 850 boats entered in the event. Nine out of the ten current Olympic World champions will compete in Mallorca.
The pair Ricardo Paranhos/Rodolfo Streibel (BRA) won the South American Championship of class 470, closed on Sunday (17) in Porto Alegre.
Nine teams take place in the Championship (8 from Brazil and 1 from Argentina) which continues until Sunday March 17th.
Ryunosuke Harada who participated in the men's 470 class in the 2012 London Olympics and Naoko Kamata who participated in the women's 470 class in the 2008 Beijing Olympics were invited to hold a talk show and held a Q and A session twice.
They dominated the race the three days without giving option to their rivals.
The Cowles have their sights set on another podium finish on the grandest stage as they are committed to campaigning for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in the Women’s 470. They are also looking forward to racing on the college sailing circuit starting in the fall of 2020 for Yale University.
Latest World Sailing Rankings were released on Wednesday 6 February. No change at the top of the 470 standings, with Mat Belcher/Will Ryan (AUS) and Ai Kondo Yoshida / Miho Yoshioka (JPN) keep dominating the podiums.
The Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar celebrates this year its 50th anniversary in the elite of Olympic sailing in a record edition, to be held in Majorcan waters from 29th March to 6th April, organised by Club Nàutic S’Arenal, Club Marítimo San Antonio de la Playa, Real Club Náutico de Palma and the Balearic and Spanish federations.