39 TROFEO PRINCESA SOFIA - MAPFRE

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Good Friday brings strong breeze for Medal Races Pietra Niemann (GER) crowned “Absolute winner”

Updated: 21/03/2008
The Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia offered the sailors a beautiful last day with strong breeze, waves and sun for the Medal Races.
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14/03/2008 - Opening institutional act of 39 Trofeo S.A.R Princesa Sofia MAPFRE
39 TROFEO S.A.R. PRINCESA SOFÍA - MAPFRE . photo: Nico Martínez
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15/03/2008 - Getting ready for the regatta!
39 TROFEO S.A.R. PRINCESA SOFÍA - MAPFRE . photo: Nico Martinez
Registration and stamping for all classes started today in order to finalise all details before the beginning of the races tomorrow for all Olympic classes
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16/03/2008 - Let the show begin!
39 TROFEO S.A.R. PRINCESA SOFÍA - MAPFRE . photo: Nico Martinez
Spectacular start of the regatta with "FUNtastic" sailing conditions in the bay of Palma.
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17/03/2008 - Sailing at its best in Palma!
39 TROFEO S.A.R. PRINCESA SOFÍA - MAPFRE . photo: Nico Martinez
Competitors enjoyed another great day of racing in the bay of Palma
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18/03/2008 - Competitors battle on the last day of the qualifying series
39 TROFEO S.A.R. PRINCESA SOFÍA - MAPFRE . photo: Nico Martinez
Hard work for the racing committees today who had to adjust to the capricious winds to provide fair racing for all.
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19/03/2008 - Tight scores in the countdown to the medal race
39 TROFEO S.A.R. PRINCESA SOFÍA - MAPFRE . photo: Nico Martinez
The bay of Palma saw today competitors battling the elements of light air. Almost all classes could complete the races scheduled
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20/03/2008 - Tricky winds on the last day of finals
39 TROFEO S.A.R. PRINCESA SOFÍA - MAPFRE . photo: Nico Martinez
Tricky winds today in the bay of Palma provided excellent racing for RS:X but no racing for Laser standard and 470
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21/03/2008 - Battling with the wind for the final victory!
39 TROFEO S.A.R. PRINCESA SOFÍA - MAPFRE . photo: Nico Martinez
Competitors enjoyed an excellent day of sailing in extreme wind conditions in the battle for the final victory.
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Battling with the wind for the final victory!

Updated: 21/03/2008
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The interview
Petra Niemann (Laser Radial)

“The World championship is not as important as the Sofia MAPFRE for the Olympics”

The absolute winner of the 39 Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia MAPFRE, German sailor Petra Niemann, sailing in Laser Radial, assures feeling “very well”. “Winning is always very good”, she affirms. When asked if she thought she would win before the regatta the answer, with giggles, is very clear: a resounding “yes”.
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Updated: 21/03/2008
  • patrocinador
    • Mapfre
  • organizadores
    •  Real Federación Española de Vela
    •  Consejo Superior de Deportes
    •  Federación Balear de Vela
    •  Club Nàutic S'Arenal
    •  Calanova - Escuela de Vela
    •  Real Club Naútico de Palma
    •  Club Marítimo San Antonio de la Playa
    •  International Sailing Federation
  • instituciones colaboradoras
    •  Govern de les Illes Balears
    •  Consell de Mallorca
    •  Ajuntament de Palma
    •  Ajuntament de Llucmajor
    •  Ports de Balears
    •  Ministerio de Medio Ambiente
  • entidades colaboradoras
    •  Ultramar Express
    •  Toyota
  • transporte oficial
    •  Acciona

39 Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía - MAPFRE - Mallorca 2008 - Del 15 al 21 de marzo