King Emeritus Juan Carlos of Spain has claimed an impressive victory in the six-metre class at the World Sailing Championships on the Isle of Wight.
With his boat “El Bribón”, the father of King Felipe reaffirmed the titles previously won in Canada in 2017 and in Finland in 2019.
Despite the adverse weather conditions, with strong winds and sea currents, King Juan Carlos and his team celebrated the triumph of this competition.
Although he was unable to skipper the boat on the final day due to the weather conditions, he was able to follow the performance of the boat from a boat and witness the achievement.
King Juan Carlos wins the World Championship of Sailing
The King Emeritus boat, skippered by Pedro Campos, was crewed by Olympic champions Jane Abascal and Ross MacDonald, Alberto Viejo, Roi Álvarez and the British Simon Fisher. Together they showed their talent and dedication in this competition.
After winning the championship, King Juan Carlos expressed his satisfaction with the work done: “We have a sensational team, a very good team. We have worked hard, we have fought hard and here is the result”. His words were echoed by his team, the Real Club de Navegación de Sanxenxo (RCNS), and published in the Spanish newspaper El País.
At the age of 85, Juan Carlos de Borbón has once again demonstrated his sailing skills and his commitment to the sport by confirming a title for which he has been preparing for months.
Before returning to Abu Dhabi, King Juan Carlos said goodbye to his daughter, Infanta Elena, who had also accompanied him for a few days in the United Kingdom.
He also expressed his intention to return to Spain soon and is expected to take part in the eighth edition of the King Juan Carlos Cup, which will be held in the city of Pontevedra at the end of September.