Jubilee, the 50th regatta Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar, which will be held in Mallorca (Spain) from 29 March to 6 April, the decision of the World Sailing Association and class 470 will be an important experiment.
The program of the Trofeo Princesa Sofía traditionally includes racing in the Olympic classes. But this time it will be expanded in the 470 class for the first time in history will contest the mixed crews.
Recall that this discipline, according to the plans of World Sailing, should be Olympic in five years – at the Games in 2024 in Paris.
Of course, to cancel the usual separate male and female competitions in the 470 class at the upcoming “Princess Sophia” no one is going. Especially at this time in the regatta in preparation for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo will feature the top crews (according to the organizers, only to Mallorca intend to bring about a thousand sailors from 55 countries).
Mixed crews (which in the days of “Princess Sofia” will be racing concurrently with the men) will primarily youth, with the prospect for the Games in 2024. Some teams, in particular, the UK, Switzerland and Spain, have already begun work in this direction.
According to Ferrand Munity that the organizing Committee of the regatta is responsible for the 470 class, for the early start testing the new disciplines necessary in order to understand what pitfalls you can run into when creating mixed teams. In fact in the same class Nacra 17 without problems has not managed.