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 16, 2019


The crew is formed by Finn class veterans lead by the Polish Olympic medal winner, Mateusz Kuscnierewicz


German Otto Pohlmann's Meerblick ...fun 1957 is making a début in the Illes Balears Clàssics regatta. The Bermudian sloop has 12,54 meters length by 2,55 meters beam and was designed by J.O. Johnson in 1957.

In this twenty-fifth edition of the Illes Balears Clàssics, the yacht competes in the Classics category (launched between 1950 and 1970) along ten other teams.

The skip-owner has recently acquired the yacht in Norway, where she was built in 1957, and has barely had to refit it and make small modifications as the yacht was already in a very good condition.

Among the Meerblick's crew, in German "sea view", the Polish Olympic medal winner, Mateusz Kuscnierewicz stands out, who has been sailing this winter in Mallorca together with the skip-owner in the Dragon class.

Kuscnierewicz says that a good part of Meerblick's crew is formed by some old Finn class sailors but, despite having a lot of experience in other kinds of yachts "to me this is the first time with a classic and, while I am enjoying it, I hace to get used to it because the Olympic boats are smaller and I can control the whole of it"

Meerblick ...fun 1957 is a rare species in this classic race, her lines are very different from the rest of the fleet. With very little freeboard and without a bulb, it isn't easy to captain her although she is very fast. This is the first regatta for all the crew onboard the Meerblick, a competiton Kuscnierewicz considers of "great level and beautiful yachts".
The crew has been backed up with the Mallorcan sailors Jaime Carbonell and Miguel Santaúrsula, great experts in the conditions of the Bay of Palma and whom Kuscnierewicz knew from their sailing in the Finn class. "We communicate in English with no problem and all act like a team".



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