The King of Spain, Juan Carlos II, will continue an old Spanish Royal Family tradition and race at Cowes.
Juan Carlos, an avid sailor, has chosen the America's Cup Jubilee to make his family's return trip to the Isle of Wight, Great Britain.
He will be racing throughout the week on board Jose Cusi's IMS 50 Bribon Telefonica Moviles. The crew will include many of the sailors who were part of the Spanish Challenge at the America's Cup in 2000, including three times Spanish America's Cup skipper Pedro Campos.
Yachting World magazine will sponsor the America's Cup Jubilee's Concours d'Elegance. The judging panel will choose winners for the following categories:
- Vintage (up to 31 December 1949)
- Classic (up to 31 December 1975)
- Modern and Spirit of Tradition.
The panel will then award the overall prize to one of the category winners. Media are invited to reply to us if they are interested in witnessing this the first of many unusual sites during the America's Cup Jubilee. The event will be covered by the Louis Vuitton Media Centre so that photographs and details can be collected later if required.
The America's Cup Jubilee, being staged in August, celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the America's Cup. This International Sailing Event will take place in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, the venue of the first America's Cup Challenge in 1851, from 18-25 August. This will be a week of racing, nostalgia and future America's Cup preparation.
The event organisers, The Royal Yacht Squadron together with the New York Yacht Club set a maximum entry of 200 boats.