Joves Navegants

Joves Navegants is a foundation initiated by a passionate group of sailors, aimed at reaching out to the island’s underprivileged boys and girls through the practice of sailing. It is with much enthusiasm that this long running local charity announces they are busy preparing for their two inspiring main projects, Mar de Joves and La Ruta de la Sal.

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La Ruta de la Sal, (The Salt Route), is a 350 mile regatta between Barcelona and Ibiza which will take place during Easter. Eight young people will be chosen by the Galaxies captain and social services, to take on this epic challenge. During this hands-on race, candidates will be introduced to the adrenalin-fuelled fun of sailing while developing their social and team working skills on board.


Project Mar de Joves runs between June and September and enables eight disadvantaged adolescents to set sail on the beautiful 21m ketch Galaxie: getting stuck into everything from boat maintenance and sail preparation to all sorts of exhilarating manoeuvres at sea. Over 200 young adults per year take part, in this exciting event, spending four days circumnavigating the stunning islands of Mallorca and Menorca: building self-confidence and self-esteem, as well as learning all about team work.


To help raise funds and awareness for both projects Joves Navegants will be hosting an entertaining fundraiser on Friday the 16th of September. The event will take place on the terrace of the stylish Club de Mar, Palma’s prestigious private super yacht marina, and will feature delicious food, delectable drinks and live music.

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Tickets for Joves Navegants fundraiser event are 25 euro each and are available at the Club de Mar marina office. All proceeds will be used to fund the foundation’s various projects, including future training programs, environmental studies and to ensure that the Galaxie is maintained in good sailing condition.

Last but not least, the event will be hosted by The Islanders very own Damian Raxach, who we know can work a crowd and will certainly keep the evening’s fun flowing.


Joves Navegants, whose board of directors are not only keen sailors but also professionals in the nautical industry, has been helping disadvantaged young people to ‘sail for life’ since 1992. Through social integration projects underpinned by the sea and its values, their mission is to improve the lives of the island’s young adults who are at risk of social exclusion.


More than 1400 young people have benefitted from the foundation’s projects since 1992 and their goal is simple: to help as many disadvantaged young people as possible. However, for Joves Navegants to be able to continue these and other encouraging projects, they need our help, either financially or through volunteering.

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Being involved in the foundation and seeing first-hand the difference that, for example, sailing on Galaxie makes to young people’s lives, is hugely rewarding. Their team offers a whole range of volunteering opportunities, like being part of the Galaxie crew during their projects, but also marketing and fundraising activities. If you’re keen to help them help local disadvantaged young adults – and share their passion for the sea – they would love to hear from you.

For further information about volunteering opportunities and the event Friday the 16th contact Pat, Cati or Jane.

Pat: 670 228 012

Cati: 608 800 174

Jane: 605 223 202



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