- This sportive trial has caught the attention of the hole city, becoming a referent event for the classic sailing lovers
- Around half a hundred sailing yachts coming from nine different countries had came to the coast of Barcelona to showcase a unique spectacle
For the sixth year in a row, Barcelona becomes the international capital of the Mediterranean with the arrival of some of the most important classic and vintage yachts of the sailing history. This event of indisputable prestige has consolidated itself as one of the most highlighted competitions of the racing international circuit.
49 yachts from 9 different countries ready to sail
Sailors have spent until the last second f their time to take care of every single detail in order to have their yachts ready for the moment when the trials will start. Something that will take place tomorrow at 13:00 pm.
The sportive program of this VI Edition, organized by the Real Club Náutico of Barcelona, expects until a maximum of four sportive trials, if the wind conditions allow it. According to the weather forecasts they will be favourable, announcing moderate wind from the south that will range between the 8 and the 12 knots of intensity.
Once again the Puig Vela Clàssica Barcelona overcomes its own registers. In the absence of closing the last paper works, the regatta counts on 49 registers. Wth an important foreigner presence of 20 sailing boats in representation of Argentina, Germany, Bermuda, France, Great Britain, Italy and Malta; in front of the 29 Spanish sailing boats. All together add up to 9 participant countries.
The Classics category, for yachts launched prior 1976, counts on 23 registered boats. Among them: Alba, Argos, Yanira and Peter, winners of previous editions. Others that won’t either miss this important international date are: Malabar X, Manitou, Moonbeam III and Gipsy, with the aim to inscribe again their name on the winners list of the Vintage prior 1950. In total they amount 26 sailing boats, spread over the Marconi, Gaff Rigged and big Boat Classes. Those last ones, which length must overcome the 23 meters, present this year a luxury registration that will allow to witness the truly sailing jewels. Coral, Moonbeam III, Mariquita, Mariette of 1915, Moonbeam IV, Creole and Avel are legendary names that fill the history pages.
Art and sport shake hands in a unique event
The Puig Vela Clàssica Regatta it is not just meant for owners, captains and the crew, but for the enjoyment of the tourists and the citizens of Barcelona. During the next three days, all the people who will be at the Catalonian Capital, will have the pleasure to witness first-hand the regatta from the emblematic places of the city like the Port Vell or the same beaches of La Barceloneta and Sant Miquel.
What makes this regatta representative is that, a part from racing with the same fear and exigency as other sports do, integrates style and elegance in the environment, even relegating the competition to the background.
“Tradition, aesthetic and competitively are the associated values to classic sailing, assumed by Puig on our business development and by Barcelona as a Mediterranean Capital of the classic sailing” highlights Marc Puig, CEO of Puig.
During the presentation act, which took place the past 26th of July at the Mayor Town, Enrique Coromines, RNCB President, explained that “just in a few occasions art and sport come together in such an explicit way as in this regatta due to the cultural and historic importance of the participant yachts”.