The importance and regard that the event is held in is highlighted both by the level of entry criteria, which is based on individual ranking positions on December 1 2002, and the number of entries in the Olympic Classes below:
Total Number of Entries (Olympic Classes)
|Class||No. Of Entries||Countries Represented|
In the Europe, Mistral, Laser, 49er and 470 men, the fleets will be divided into groups that will race a qualifying series over the first three days of the regatta, followed by a final series on the last two days. All other classes will sail fleet races over the full five day period of the regatta.
Many past Olympic Champions and hopefuls for the future are present at the three venues around Palma for the 34 Princess Sophia Trophy and expectation for a fantastic regatta is very high.