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12-02-2014

The Marina Ibiza Royal Cup is establishing itself as part of the TP52 Super Series international race circuit

Marina Ibiza is to host the Marina Ibiza Royal Cup again after signing a three-year agreement of intention with the 52 Super Series Organizers. In the words of its manager, this return to the island has come about thanks to the warm reception that the marina gave all its participants and to the good time had by all the crews last year, when the race was held in local waters for the first time.

 

The forthcoming race, which Marina Ibiza is already busy organizing, will have two novel features. One is that the Marina Ibiza Royal Cup will be the last event on the international circuit; therefore two sets of trophies will be awarded here. And the big party to round off this prestigious circuit will be held here.

 

Top competitors and yachts which have already made a name for themselves in the yachting world will sail once more in Ibizan and Formentera waters to vie for the title of best of the season. The atmosphere is going to be electric, since the crews will already have raced hard at Key West, Miami, Capri, Porto Cervo and Palma de Mallorca, amongst other places, and will be sailing into Ibiza ready to give their all to win the much-prized trophy.

 

Another novel feature is the plan to make this event enjoyable for the whole of Ibiza town, and thus awaken people's sporting spirit and interest in the races, by inviting sailors to follow the races while on the sea and people in the streets to get to know them better on dry land, for which purpose the crews will be positioned in a new spot on one of the marina's main pontoons. Access and people's view of the yachts will be enhanced, and there will be a palpable spirit of friendly rivalry and fun too amongst the competing crews.

 

The Institutions' support has been immensely valuable for bringing this event back to Ibiza town and making it more open to the townspeople. From the outset, Marina Ibiza has received unstinting cooperation and a magnificent show of support and interest in the event; so it hopes that over the next three years the popularity of sailing and the sea in our island will steadily rise.

 

At present Marina Ibiza is putting together a programme of sporting and social activities for during the race, so as to have several things going on at the same time, and thereby involve in some way everyone who loves the sea. 

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