Palma de Mallorca, 15th Jun 11
Summer Sailing Scene Around Mallorca
Mallorca enjoys a long tradition of sailing and offers ideal conditions for regattas at every level. For the first time the Global Ocean Race will start from Palma... Herewith a round up of what's happening this summer...
Mallorca is widely known as a focal point for sailing in the Mediterranean and this year for the first time, Palma will host the starting point for the famous Global Ocean Race on September 25th.
This race attracts competitors from all over the world and represents one of the great adventures of our time when a crew of just two people have to sail their vessel some 30,000 nautical miles in five stages.
The race will take nine months to complete the crossing of three oceans and four continents before crossing the finishing line in Palma in June 2012. Further information: www.globaloceanrace.com
Herewith a round up of some of the main regattas that will be taking place over the next few months:
Superyacht Cup - 22 – 25th June
Some 20 superyachts will participate for this year’s Superyacht Cup in Palma Bay. Although this is a private event, the public can view the yachts on Saturday, June 25th from 09.00 to 13.00. Information: http://thesuperyachtcup.com/
The Copa del Rey Celebrates 30th Anniversary
One of the best known sailing events in the annual calendar is the King’s Cup which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary. The regatta takes place from July 30th through to August 6th when literally hundreds of yachts will set sail in Palma Bay to either participate or spectate. The King’s Cup always attracts many celebrities and members of the Spanish Royal Family always participate and follow the race closely from the royal yacht, “Fortuna”. Information: www.copadelreyaudimapfre.com
The Count of Barcelona Trophy – 15-21st August
The classic regatta “Conde de Barcelona” always follows the Copa del Rey and is organised by the Hispania Foundation to bring classic yachts to the island in a magnificent display of an era gone by. Information: www.fundacionhispania.org
Ports around Mallorca
Mallorca is widely regarded as one of the most important centre for yachting in the Mediterranean. The island has over 40 ports many with excellent facilities.
Puerto Portals Celebrates 25th Anniversary
This year one of the island’s most elegant and luxurious ports celebrates its 25th anniversary rolling out a full programme of activities and entertainment throughout the year. Puerto Portals has become a magnet for the rich and famous and remains a great place to “people watch” from any one of terraces in the restaurants or bars along the front overlooking the yachts. Information: www.puertoportals.com
Port Adriano to Inaugurate New Facilities Later this Year
Over the past three years a major investment has been made in this Port which was first opened in 1992, to expand its capacity and create 82 moorings for super yachts up to 60 metres. Furthermore, the entire port is being given a new contemporary facelift at the hand of international designer, Philippe Starck, who has designed all the commercial/leisure areas of the port. The official inauguration of the port is expected later this year. Further information:
For information on all the ports around Mallorca go to: www.portsdebalears.com
For further information, please contact:
Mallorca Tourist Board, Dominique Carroll / Anna Skidmore,
Tel:(+34) 971 725 396 Fax: (+34) 971 713 540
Further Press Releases:
FIVE NEW HOTEL OPENINGS IN MALLORCA SPRING – SUMMER 2013 (31st May 13)
GOOD NEWS FOR MALLORCA IN 2012 (09th Feb 12)
THREE KINGS - THE FESTIVITIES CONTINUE! (05th Jan 12)