By Orosol | On 9 November, 2012 In Sports, Events
The next Salt Route challenge will take place over Easter from Thursday March 28th to Sunday March 31st 2013. This sporting event is considered one of the most prestigious offshore regattas in the Mediterranean and is expected to meet all expectations with about 300 sail boats taking part. A date that will be a reference in the calendar of the sailors to win the Trophy Pepe Ferrés.
The 26th edition of The Salt Route has two versions: the North will begin from the CM Port Ginesta marina in Barcelona, and will have a route of 140 miles and this version, with a journey length of 120 miles, will start from the RC Nautico de Denia. Both routes will end at the port of San Antoni de Portmany, on the island of Ibiza.
Crews taking part in the East version cover a very severe itinerary, combining high seas with a coastal route, leaving port, the Cap de Barbaria in Formentera, Tagomago Island, Punta Rotja, Punta Muscarté and Cap Nono, with repeated changes of direction. Instead, the crews taking part in the West version will use very active tactics constantly determined by the weather forecast on the coast of the island of Mallorca and highly variable intensities of the northerly winds and lift.
Vessels shall conform to the following categories: ALFA, current ships designed since 2000, INDIA, classic ships 10 meters long designed until 1999, BRAVO, classic yachts of 20 meters built until 1989, CHARLIE, classic boats of 30 meters built before 1979, ECHO, sailing competition Class 0 RTC (real time clock), DELTA, multi-hulls and JULIET series construction, uprated category. Also being scored under the rules of time compensation is RI for mono-hulls and MOCRA for multi-hulls.
Participants in the race and all those who are attracted by the sea world will have the opportunity to enjoy the activities and workshops that will be organised in the port of San Antonio de Portmany.