From the Monte Real Club de Yates we want to congratulate King Felipe VI today on his 50th birthday with a very special video, which includes some images of his visits to the club over the years.
Don Felipe has been, since 1986, Honorary President of Monte Real , a position that was granted to him when he was still Prince of Asturias, and that he maintains to this day, being King of Spain.
The Prince of Asturias Trophy was also named in his honour, which began to be held in 1986 coinciding with his presence at the Military Naval School of Marín, where, at that time, he was completing his military training. The now King participated in that edition and was about to take victory aboard the Aifos.
Later it would also participate in the editions of 1987, 1988, 1991 and 2005. In 1998, Don Felipe’s boat won, although he did not participate; and in 1995 and 2010, the monarch returned to the club, although not to compete, but to award prizes to the winners.
The last time he visited us was in 2015, to inaugurate the 50th anniversary commemorative exhibition of the MRCYB.