We are delighted to report that the reform works at Calanova have, at long last begun. The work is now underway and now it’s full steam ahead for this great little marina in the corner of the Bay of Palma.
The redevelopment plans here are truly ambitious, and when completed will provide a fabulous facility for all types of boat from canoes and dinghies up to 80 ft yachts.
Historically, the biggest problem facing boat owners here has been the swell which rolls in when a southerly wind blows and the waves bounce back into the marina from the rocks by Cala Major. The new design of the marina entrance, where an extension is being constructed at 90 ° to the existing wall will stop this problem and provide a safe haven and calm berthing facility.
The plans as can be seen in the attached plan, will provide a fabulous base for the world famous Cala Nova Sailing School, as well as the berth holders and visiting yachtsmen. The sailing school attracts students from all over Spain, and has recently signed an agreement for a summer camp where the students will learn to sail and attend a football training school locally. The team manager of the Spanish national football team, Vincente del Bosque, recently visited Mallorca to present the news of these camps.
The marina only came into private ownership a year ago, after spending its previous 30 odd years under the state, and the redevelopment will certainly bring many more international visitors to the marina. One of their intentions is to attract international Olympic sailing teams to use the facility as a training base, especially during the winter months, and to help facilitate this, they are developing a whole block of en-suite bedrooms which will be available to rent.
The Islander is looking into the possibility of starting some dinghy racing, probably in Lasers from the marina, and anyone interested should email firstname.lastname@example.org to register their interest.