King Juan Carlos is already sitting on board the Bribón, ready to take the helm of the 12-meter-long sailboat with which he competes in the 6m class in the Viajes InterRías trophy. Felipe VI’s father arrived at the Club Náutico de Sanxenxo at half past ten in Pedro Campos’ car.

“All very well, thanks for what you are doing,” he told his fellow press officers as he left the House of the Galician shipowner. At the club he once again greeted the press gathered at the gates, although today, instead of stopping, he went straight to the dock where El Rogue was moored. Because today, with calmer seas and less wind, King Juan Carlos wanted to see his desire to skipper his ship come true. At the moment the King remains on board the sailboat waiting for the wind to pick up, as the weather situation has frustrated his plans. They are going to wait until three in the afternoon to see if the wind is blowing enough for the boats to move.

Don Juan Carlos is not alone in this wait. Although the Infanta Elena left for Seville yesterday morning, where she had other commitments, today at the yacht club she is accompanied by the five friends who have come from Madrid to be with Felipe VI’s father this weekend. The five of them – Pedro de Borbón Dos Sicilias, Carlos Espinosa de los Monteros, José María Juncadella, a member of Concordia Real Española and another friend – had a wild turbot dinner yesterday with the King at Campos’ house.

At the moment it is not known what Don Juan Carlos’s plan is today, since the delay of the regatta makes it impossible to know if his Rogue will finally skipper.

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