Ahead: Largest Princess Sofía Regatta in History

2022: 51 Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía Mallorca first event of the 2022 Hempel World Cup Series 05 April, 2022 © Sailing Energy / Princesa Sofía Mallorca

PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN (30 March, 2023) – Almost 1,000 boats and just under 1,300 athletes from 67 countries will take to the water from April 3-8 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, for the highest attended Trofeo Princesa Sofía Mallorca Regatta in its 52-year history. Eighteen US Sailing Team athletes and twenty-three additional USA representatives across all 10 Olympic classes are making their final preparations on the shores of the Bay of Palma.

Princess Sofía marks the official European season opener with all 10 Olympic classes in attendance. While not a country qualifier for the Paris 2024 Olympics, USA will use the Princess Sofía and French Olympic Week regattas as 49er FX and Nacra 17 selection events for the 2023 Olympic Test Event and Pan Am Games. The top boat after these two events will sail the Olympic Test Event and Pan Am Games and have a chance at early selection for a Paris 2024 Olympics nomination. US teams can achieve early selection by qualifying for and subsequently finishing on the podium at the 2023 Olympic Test Event.

“This is a really key event to assess where I am relative to the fleet after winter training,” said Daniela Moroz, winner of the 2022 Trofeo Princess Sofía in the Women’s Formula Kite. “It’s a great opportunity to learn what I might need to work on to be as prepared as possible for the Olympic Test Event and Worlds this summer. I’m definitely looking to get some solid, consistent results on the board and perform my best in preparation for the summer. It’s very much a process event for me, but I’m still practicing the mental and physical routines I would use at a peak regatta to be able to deliver a high-level result.”

“Our goal of bringing home Olympic medals remains the same, and the staff is working hard every day to support the athletes on their path to Paris,” said Sally Barkow, US Olympic Sailing Head of Operations. “There have been athletes on the ground as early as a month in advance, studying the complexities of the venue and logging the hours on the water to get as comfortable as possible. We have physical therapy, technology, meteorology, and racing rules support for the Team in Palma and we’re looking forward to watching them give it their all starting April 3rd.”

On the water for the USA: 

    • Mixed 470
      • Stu McNay (4x Olympian) & Lara Dallman-Weiss (Tokyo 2020), US Sailing Team
      • Louisa Nordstrom & Trevor Bornarth, US Sailing Team
    • 49er
      • Ian Barrows & Hans Henken, US Sailing Team
      • Andrew Mollerus & Ian MacDiarmid, US Sailing Team
      • Charlie Hibben & Nicholas Muller
      • Reed Lorimer & Casey Cabot
      • Nevin Snow & Mac Agnese
      • Christopher Williford & Duncan Williford
    • 49er FX
      • Stephanie Roble (Tokyo 2020) & Maggie Shea (Tokyo 2020), US Sailing Team
      • Paris Henken (Rio 2016) & Anna Tunnicliffe Tobias (Beijing 2008)
    • Men’s Formula Kite
      • Kai Calder, US Sailing Team
      • Markus Edegran, US Sailing Team
    • Casey Brown
      • Adam Keaton
      • Noah Runciman
    • Women’s Formula Kite
      • Daniela Moroz, US Sailing Team
    • ILCA 6
      • Charlotte Rose, US Sailing Team
      • Audrey Foley
      • Lillian Myers
      • Christina Sakellaris
    • ILCA 7
      • Daniel Escudero
      • Ford McCann
    • Men’s iQFOiL
      • Noah Lyons, US Sailing Team
      • Geronimo Nores
      • Pedro Pascual (Rio 2016, Tokyo 2020)
      • Alex Temko
    • Women’s iQFOiL
      • Dominique Stater, US Sailing Team
      • B Lindsay
      • Bryn Muller
    • Nacra 17
      • Sarah Newberry Moore & David Liebenberg, US Sailing Team

Event website: https://www.trofeoprincesasofia.org/en/default/races/race

Entry list: https://www.trofeoprincesasofia.org/en/default/races/race-inscriptions

Results: will become available when regatta begins – check above event website for updates

Race Schedule: 

  • April 3-8: ILCA 6, ILCA 7, Mixed 470, Men’s and Women’s iQFOiL
  • April 4-8: 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17, Men’s and Women’s Formula Kite

Editorial photos: https://usst.photoshelter.com/galleries/C0000MymVU.8vzbU/G0000F54Rlg32R7M/Editorial-Photos (No password to download) – provided by Sailing Energy and Allison Chenard | US Sailing Team (please reference metadata for credits)

Contact: Allison Chenard, allisonchenard@ussailing.org | US Sailing Team Media & Communications