The king Philip VI has been put this Monday in command of the sailboat Aifos 500 of the Spanish Navywith which he competes in the 40th edition of the Copa del Rey-Mapfrewhich began this Monday in the bay of Palma.
The King has arrived, after 11 in the morning and driving his own car, to the Real Club Náutico de Palma to embark for the first regatta.
Don Philip has been received by Admiral Jaime Rodríguez-Toubes, his racing partner since, at just 16 years old, he debuted in this same competition as a crew member on the Sirius II.
The president of the Real Club Náutico de Palma, Emerico Fuster, also received the King, to whom he gave a copy of the commemorative book of the 40 years of the Copa del Rey.
Next, the king embarked on the Aifos 500, where the entire crew of 14 soldiers, two of whom are women, was already waiting for him.
In this edition of the Copa del Rey-Mapfre, 111 teams of 20 nationalities and various categories compete that over the next six days they will dispute numerous regattas in the waters of the Bay of Palma.