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The Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar presents its environmental preservation programme at the Marine Forum

The 51 Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar held in Mallorca from 25th March to 4th April 2020 will include the first edition of the Marine Forum, a congress in which Olympic sailors, environmental foundations and companies from the marine sector will discuss the situation of our oceans and will put forward measures for their preservation.

The Marine Forum will be held at Hotel Iberostar Selection Llaut Palma on Wednesday 25th March, the official opening day of the 51 Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar, one of the most prestigious international Olympic sailing events.

The Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar celebrates its 50th anniversary in the elite of Olympic sailing in a record edition, held in Majorcan waters from 29th March to 6th April 2020. ©Jesus Renedo/SAILING ENERGY

The Marine Forum aims to become a broadcast of the commitment undertaken by sailors in the preservation of the oceans and furthermore, to act as a platform for change.

One-day congress, two panel discussions
The congress will be divided in two panel discussions. The morning panel will bring together experts in environmental preservation and Balearic companies. The second panel discussion will take place in the afternoon and will have an international focus giving a voice to Olympic sailors taking part in the Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar and leaders of interesting environment preservation actions.

The afternoon panel discussion will have the participation of Olympic sailors Hannah Mills, Yago Lange and Iago López, as ocean ambassadors. They will have the opportunity to have a debate with experts from IMEDEA (Mediterranean Institute of Advanced Studies), Ocean Care and Save the Med, together with World Sailing President, Kim Andersen.

The 51 Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar will bring together around one thousand sailors from over 50 nations. Some of them are already training in Mallorca for the regatta, the first event of the European season with the opportunity to secure a place at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Besides the celebration of the Marine Forum, 25th March marks the official start of the 51 Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar, with registration and equipment control day for the Dragon class that will start racing on 26th March. The One-design classes will start on the following day and the ORC will join the regatta on the weekend of 28th and 29th March. From Monday 30th March, the ten Olympic classes will take over until Saturday 4th April with the celebration of the Medal Races, the final races with double points reserved to the best in each category.

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