Illes Balears Clàssics going from strength to strength

The classic yacht regatta organized by Club de Mar Mallorca will, for the first time, extend to four days of competition this year.

Registrations are now open for the 2024 edition of the Illes Balears Clàssics organized by Club de Mar Mallorca. The first boats have already enrolled, confirming their intention to participate in the regatta taking place from August 14 to 18 this year.

The Regatta Illes Balears Clàssics takes a significant leap forward in its 29th edition, featuring four days of competition, a departure from its usual three-day format. The participants themselves have advocated for an extra day of racing, which emphasizes the immense popularity of Club de Mar’s classic sailing event among crews within the traditional boat racing circuit.

These developments precede the grand regatta being organized to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Illes Balears Clàssics in 2025. By next year, the new facilities will be fully operational following extensive renovation work that is transforming the club into a reference point in the Mediterranean. The renovation project at Club de Mar represents a significant private investment, exceeding 76 million euros, marking it as the most substantial private undertaking among the nautical developments currently taking place in Spain.

The first day of this year’s Illes Balears Clàssics, scheduled for Wednesday, August 14th, will be dedicated to registration and entry of documentation. However, the main event unfolds on the subsequent days, from the 15th to the 18th, which are reserved for the actual competition. During these days, we can observe the spectacular vessels as they navigate the waters of the bay in all their glory.

The four days of competition will consist of coastal racing across the Bay of Palma. The organization has divided the competition into five classes: Vintage, Classics, SoT / RI Classics, 12M / 15M FI, and Big Boats. Additionally, there will be a special category, labelled Presence, which consists of vintage and classic yachts enjoying the event without participating in the races.

The regatta Illes Balears Clàssics has, for decades, showcased Club de Mar’s commitment to maritime heritage. The event offers a glimpse into the evolution of boats, many of which surpass a century in age, revealing the rich history within their frames. Club de Mar’s Commodore, Manuel Nadal, emphasizes the organization’s dedication to preserving this form of sailing. In his view, regattas like the Illes Balears Clàssics play a vital role in introducing traditional boats, which continue to sail due to the relentless efforts and infinite dedication of their owners, to the wider public.

For more information about the Illes Balears Clàssics, please visit the official regatta website:


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