By John Smith • 24 September 2017 • 9:48
Juan Carlos and his winning crew
AGED 79, former king Juan Carlos and his crew won the Six Metre World Championship trophy in the Classic Division at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club in Canada.
Juan Carlos took his Bribon Gallant yacht to Canada to compete and was also awarded the Djinn Trophy and as owner of the yacht was officially described as H.M. Do Juan Carlos de Borbón.
Although his yacht only won one out of eight races, it was well-place in each event, allowing the points total to give it first place.
This championship is for yachts built of wood and constructed prior to New Year’s Day 1966.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
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