At first it looked as if no wind would prevail: the start was postponed. Then, however, a mild breeze breathed from the southwest over the bay of Palma, and the last race was started. Only to be canceled again and finally an hour later. The winners of the Copdel Rey were thus determined.
In the large IMS 500 class, CaixGaliciden took the coveted victory at the Copdel Rey. For the third time in a row. Vincente Tirado's Spanish "Caixa" is currently a 58-foot racing yacht from the Grand Soleil shipyard. Like many of the Spanish "series ships" it is in the official list with the abbreviation "R". Whereby the abbreviation means nothing else than "Race". The shipyard's racers are de facto one-offs. In each of the two large classes, Grand Soleil "Race" constructions won the silver.
In the middle class IMS 600, the one with German participation, the Swiss "Near Miss" by Franck Noel won. It was steered by Olympic gold medalist Thierry Pepponet (France). Markus Wieser from Olching is already in eleventh place. This year he sailed a Bavari42 Match, the youngest offspring of the cruiser / racer line from the Giebelstadt shipyard. Last year he had driven a Bavari38 match that regattas had to abandon. Two other Bavarias sailed in the back field
In the small IMS 670 class, it was the new Dufour 34s that took first place. Another Spanish boat, Quum Communication, won.