One of this year’s winners,Movistar, in action yesterday | Maria Muiña


Quantum in the Transpac52class, the BMW in the ORC1 class, Movistar skippered by Pedro Campos in the ORC 2 class, Ran in IRC 0 class and Japan’s Mamma Aiuto skippered by Manu Weiler were proclaimed absolute winners of the 34th Copa del Rey Mapfre which finished in the Bay of Palma yesterday evening.

The American maxi 72 Ran, was already heading for glory going into yesterday’s final two stages after havingwon all of its stages. Yesterdayshewonthefinal two stages making it ten out of ten.

Only Aifos which also won the Copa del Rey in 2008 won all of its eleven stages.

That is Ran’s third consecutive Copa del Rey. The American Quantum, skippered by Terry Hutchinson, picked up her fourth victory in the Copa del Rey, following the successful third in a row in 2005, 2013 and 2014.

The four-time world champion avenged her defeat in the World Cup last month in Portals with authority by winning the final round of the class.

The reigning world champion Azzurri, opted for the left side of the course and finished fifth, maintaining its secondplaceoverall. The German Platoon had its worst day of the Cup and finished in tenth place, but has maintained its third place on the final podium. In the IRC 1 class, the Transpac 52 Mamma Aiuto (RCN Palma) emerged victorious after a great final race against American Ker43 Again. The Spanish boat was third in the final round to beat the US crew, but still ended up three points behind.

The final surprise was in the ORC1 class where the Swan 45 BMW added a fourth and a first place to oust the leader at winning the class