The Palma Vela regatta sets sail near to our beach club in Palma

The magnificent course in the bay of Palma and the incredible weather forecast for spring in Mallorca, are some of the features which guarantee racing success during a must attend event in the national racing calendar. The Palma Vela regatta, which this year will be celebrating its sixteenth edition, will take place from the 8th to the 12th of May on the waters of the bay of Palma and will be back to offer, an authentic sailing event in which the last generation of single sailed vessels, traditional sailing boats and specially adapted sailing boats come together to delight maritime enthusiasts. Would you like to know all the secrets of the first regatta of the international sailing calendar? Assaona, beach club in Palma de Mallorca will be giving you all the details in the following blog article. Will you join us?

A well-known challenge on the international calendar

Palma Vela is one of the fundamental dates on the international racing scene. The regatta, which is well established on the racing calendar hosts a grand range of vessels and takes place a few days after the city celebrates its international boat show. The location of Assaona, our beach club in Portixol is perfect for enjoying one of the best international racing regattas up close and personal. 

A varied fleet of vessels divided in to different categories

During the earlier years of this regatta, which this year is celebrating its 16th edition, it brought together boats of great length such as the Wally’s and Maxi’s, but now other types of boats participate such as the IRC, ORC, TP52, Swan, J80, FF and Dragon. Also, this year as a new addition, there will be the inclusion of the Viper 640 class in to the One-Design division, where you will also see J80 boats, the Dragon and the Flying Fifteen. Palma Vela, also has all kinds of keeled vessels (which includes some classic sail boats) which will delight all sea enthusiasts. 

Defying the laws of land and sea

The organisation of the regatta Palma Vela is a true logistical challenge for the Real Club Náutico in Palma due to the large quantity of registered boats that year after year has been increasing and also in their diversity of sizes and models. In recent years the Club Náutico in Palma has made a great effort to assemble four different regatta areas and establish a team of event organisers to help those taking part on land and sea which has now reached a team of 150 people. This year this figure is set to be the same or higher.  

Mallorca, the home of sailing; Assaona Gastrobeach Club, the home of gastronomy

The island has a pleasant climate for most of the year, the perfect waters for practising this sport and also adding in the excellent work which the majority of the nautical clubs in Mallorca have been doing, means that we have a recipe for success to make the Balearic capital a true magnet for hosting different types of regattas and training camps for experienced crews. In addition to all of this we must mention the renowned local gastronomy, one of the pillars of our beach club in Palma de Mallorca. Our culinary offer is centred on Mediterranean cuisine and a fusion of fresh food with touches from around the world. 

Watch the Palma Vela regatta from our beach club in Palma de Mallorca

Experience the magic of the Palma Vela regatta from our beach club and enjoy our excellent gastronomic offer. Starting with a magnificent starter’s selection, which is designed to whet the appetite of our guests, to a magnificent meat and fish selection and some delicious desserts which are guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth. Reserve your table with us in the heart of Portixol and enjoy an unforgettable gastronomic experience. We will be waiting for you!