August 11, 2017

The most important classic and vintage sailing regatta in Mallorca will gather 49 vessels from 12 countries from August 16 to 19. The four representatives of the 15-meter Class, four units that were leaders in the early XX century, will compete in real time and in their own category, these will be the great stars of the regatta.

The XXIIII Illes Balears Clàssics Regatta - Mallorca Classic Sailing will have, once again, the presence of the four componentns of the legendary 15-meter Class, designed by William Fife III, which were the leaders in sailing competitions in the early XX century. Mariska (1908), Tuiga (1909), Hispania (1909) and The Lady Anne (1912) will compete in the Bay of Palma from August 16 to 19 and will be available to see up close in Club de Mar-Mallorca's main piers on the Open Doors day, on August 18.

A total of 49 participants from 12 countries will race in the Bay of Palma in this 3-day competition. The fleet will sail divided in Latin Sail, Classics, RI Classics, Marconi Rig, Gaff Rig, Spirit of Tradition and the 15-meter Class. Spain will be the country with the most representation with 28 boats. There will also be representatives of Argentina, France, Germany, Russia, Austria, Finland, UK, Monaco and Malta.

Marigan (1898), of skipper Tim Liesenhoff, will seek his fifth victory in Gaff Rig class. Even though it is the oldest vessel in the fleet, this Gaff rigged cutter, designed by Charles Livingston, is the best ranked boat in the Illes Balears Clàssics competition.