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

August 13, 2019


Club de Mar Mallorca, the regatta organiser, will hold a conference by the Marine Infantry General Carlos Pérez-Urruti about the maritime achievement and will deliver a special award, Juan Sebastian Elcano's bust, to the best competing centenary yacht


The XXV Illes Balears Clàssics regatta, which will gather around 40 classic and vintage boats in Club de Mar from 14 to 17 August, is fully committed with the commemoration of the first circumnavigation, just 500 years ago last 10 August.

On that date in 1519, a crew of 239 sailors captained by the Portuguese Ferdinand Magellan, sailed from Sevilla's harbor seeking to open new routes in search of spices. Three years later, in 1522, only 18 made it back along with the Spanish sailor Juan Sebastián Elcano, who took charge of the expedition sponsored by the Spanish Crown after Magellan died in an attack in the Philippines.

As a contribution to Magellan and Elcano's journey, the XXV Illes Balears Clàssics regatta has schedules on 16 August, at 19:30, a conference titled "Embracing the world. 500 years of the first circumnavigation" by Carlos Pérez-Urruti, an Infantry Marine Brigade General and commander of the Army Protection Force, as well as an expert in Spain's maritime history.



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