Palma.—The classic yacht regatta which gets under sail on 21 August and continues until 25 August is organised by the Real Fundacion Hispania with the help of Alcudia Council, and features 27 yachts divided in to three categories depending on their age, a series of additional side events, and a quick drawing contest on the 23 August.

Jonathan Syrett, president of the organising committee commented that Alcudia and its bay are “an unmatchable location” to celebrate the regatta because there is relatively little nautical traffic near the bay. “Apart from the sporting competition we want locals to participate and have fun by having the chance to see the classic yachts in action.” The Mayor of Alcudia also expressed her opinion on the event, showing her support for the refurbishment work done on the yachts that will take part in the event, saying that it was a significant contribution to the “preservation of the local heritage and culture.” The details of the regatta and the whole schedule of the event were presented during a ceremony attended by representatives from the local authorities and the organisers of the event.

Yachts participating will have the chance to build up points that will count towards the Spanish Classic Yacht championship. There will be a welcoming ceremony on day one, followed by three days of racing after all the yachts have been inspected by the judges. The regatta officially finishes on the 25 August with an awards ceremony and a final yacht parade.

All vessels taking part in the competition have been granted a free pass to Alcudia marina where they can leave their yachts free of charge from 19 Aug. until 27 August.


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