XXV Regata Illes Balears Classics

Vela Clásica Mallorca


14.08.2019 - 17.08.2019

XXV Regata Illes Balears Classics

Vela Clásica Mallorca


14.08.2019 - 17.08.2019

XXV Regata Illes Balears Classics

Vela Clásica Mallorca


14.08.2019 - 17.08.2019

XXV Regata Illes Balears Classics

14.08.2019 - 17.08.2019

May 13, 2019


Club de Mar-Mallorca, the event organiser, will gather the best classic yachts in Europe from 14 to 17 August. A painting exhibition, the traditional open doors day and a conference on Mallorca's traditional sailing will be in the regatta's programme.


The Illes Balears Clàssics organising committee has made public the Notice of Race for the competition of classic and vintage yachts, which turns 25 years old this year.

Three months before the beginning of the race, the Illes Balears Clàssics already has 12 entries among which we there is Argos (1964), absolute winner in the last year edition, or Giraldilla (1963), property of D. Juan de Borbón, King Felipe VI's grandfather, and runner-up in last year's classic competition.

The participants will sail divided into seven categories depending on their launching year and their rig: Vintage (launched until 1950), which is divided into Gaff rig and Bermudan rig; Classics (launched from 1950 until 1976), Big Boats (classics over 23 LOA), 15-meter Class, Spirit of Tradition and Latin Sail.

Manuel Nadal, Club de Mar-Mallorca's commodore and regatta director, reminds that the "Illes Balears Clàssics is one of the most consolidated races in the Mediterranean circuit" and announces what will be "a very special edition in which all participants, wherever they come from, will feel at home once again".

Nadal also emphasises the importance of the Majorcan regatta being part of the commemorative programme of the V Centenary of the first world tour. "To be able to honor these distinguished sailors, such as Ferdinand Magellan or Juan Sebastián Elcano makes us proud and makes it very exciting to know that our classic regatta is contributing with these celebrations", he says.

In this new edition, Club de Mar will host a free access painting exhibition by the artist Anna Boulton (https://annaboulton.weebly.com). Also, and as usual, the club will celebrate an open doors day on Friday 16 where visitors will be able to see first hand the classic and vintage yachts participating in the regatta.

Also on Friday, the Majorcan journalist Bartomeu Homar will offer a conference, also with free access, about Latin sail.



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