The Red Eléctrica de España has again this year taken the victory, as it did in last year’s competition, with a convincing win. It was also the racing boat that won more stage victories than any of the other 126 yachts that took part in the competition.
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On Saturday 6 August, the crew of the Red Eléctrica de España received two trophies from King Felipe VI: one trophy as winner of the 35th edition of the Copa del Rey de Vela (King's Cup sailing competition) in the X-35 class and the other as overall winner - on corrected time - of all of the yachts that competed. The awards ceremony took place in Palma de Majorca, in a ceremony presided over by the monarch and the President of the Government of the Balearic Islands, Francina Armengol.
The performance of the Red Eléctrica de España in this edition of the King’s Cup has once again allowed it to take the victory this year, as it did in last year’s competition, with a convincing win as it took seven wins and three second places in the ten disputed stages. It was the yacht that took more stage victories than any of the other 126 yachts that took part in the competition. This scorecard has earned the yacht not only the Copa del Rey in the X-35 class, but also the trophy that acknowledges it as the best one-design boat among the four classes that competed on corrected time.
King Felipe VI presented the two trophies to the crew, consisting of Javier Sanz, David Madrazo, Rodrigo Sanz, Marcos Iglesias, Alberto Viejo, Carlos Martinez, Javier Sanz Hunior and Eduardo García, who were accompanied by Red Eléctrica’s Manager of Balearic Islands System Operation Area, Ramón Granadino and the Regional Delegate in the Balearic Islands, Eduardo Maynau.