Nineteen boats in the Illes Balears Regatta




Marigan, Argyll, Arosa, Meerblick, Recruit, Xarifa and Argos will be some of the jewels of the naval heritage that will participate in the Illes Balears Clàssics regatta, the most important event for classic and vintage boats in Mallorca, which returns to the Club de Mar with force.

The event was presented today for the first time in its 26-year history at the Majorca Maritime Museum, thus emphasizing the commitment to the maritime tradition that the organization of this event entails.

A total of 19 boats have confirmed their participation in the regatta that will be held in the Bay of Palma from August 13 to 15.

The competition is part of the Spanish Classic Sailing Cup, the IX Mare Nostrum Classic Trophy and the program of the V Centenary of the First Round the World.

The Commodore of the Club de Mar, Manuel Nadal, explained in the presentation of the regatta that the boats that participate in the Illes Balears Clàssics, “They are true floating museums” and it has highlighted the presence for the first time in the event of the Xarifa, a 50-meter long, three-masted schooner that was launched in the twenties of the last century. “It will be spectacular to see her sail in the Bay”, has assured.

For his part, the general director of the Club de Mar, José Luis Arrom, has referred to the total renovation of facilities that the Club de Mar is currently undertaking, which will place him, as stated, “In the top 10 of the most important nautical and maritime clubs on the international scene”.

The Marigan (1898) by Tim Liesenhoff, the Argyll (1948) by the Welsh actor Griff Rhys Jones and the Argos (1964) by Barbara Trilling are some of the outstanding boats that will participate in the XXVI edition of the Illes Balears Clàssics – Classic Sailing regatta Majorca.

The Gipsy (1927) and the Folía (1961), two boats from the Fundacion Vela Clásica de España, and two units from the Yacht Club Argentino, the Recluta (1944) by Germán Frers and the Joanne (1948) from Felix Noguera.

Another of the star vessels of this edition of the Illes Balears Clásic-Vela Clasica Mallorca will be the schooner Arosa (1931) of the Spanish Navy. This 22.84-meter-long school sailboat was already present in the regatta in 2019 and has returned to the Club de Mar to compete in the Vintage Boats category.

In groups, nine boats will sail in the Period category, six in the Classic category, two in the Spirit of Tradition category and another two in the Classic RI.

The competition program will begin on Friday, August 13 with the confirmation of entries, registration of participants and the delivery of the Sailing Instructions. These procedures may be carried out this year electronically to guarantee greater health security.

The tests at sea will be held on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 August. The regattas will be of the coastal type and the routes will be established, depending on the wind, in the Bay of Palma and adjacent waters.

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