MADRID – Featuring exclusive interviews, insightful commentary and historical footage, the new documentary The Race of Our Sailors is a virtual journey of the history of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Regatta. The annual regatta is widely recognised as one of the most prestigious competitions on the World Sailing calendar and features European, World and Olympic champions from around the world. The documentary, in Spanish and English with subtitles, is now available on the Olympic Channel global media platform at olympicchannel.com and its mobile apps.
Produced on the occasion of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Regatta’s 50th anniversary in 2019, The Race of Our Sailors includes relevant anecdotes recalled by the overall winners from each decade.
Renowned Olympic sailors such as Ben Ainslie, Santiago Lange, Paul Richard Hoj-Jensen, sisters Begoña and Natalia Via-Dufresne and Jordi Calafat share their personal experiences of the regatta and their thoughts of the event’s importance within the international sailing community.
The film also features several key figures behind the event organisers, including Jaime Carbonell, Ferran Muniesa and Maria Antonia Ferrer, who recount the development and popularity of the Trofeo Princesa Sofía Regatta, as well as highlights the patronage of the Spanish royal family and the race’s impact on Olympic sailing.
The Race of our Sailors was produced by In The Sea Productions, an environmental film production company committed to helping preserve the oceans through film, and directed by Mallorca filmmaker Chuchie Hill.
The 2020 Trofeo Princesa Sofia is scheduled for 25 march to 4 April the Bay of Palma in Mallorca, Spain where the world’s top sailors will compete in what could be a preview of the sailing competition at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Approximately 1,000 sailors from over 50 nations are expected to compete across in the ten Tokyo 2020 Olympic classes, Dragon, ORC and one-design yachts in this year’s 51st edition of the regatta.
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