Club de Mar-Mallorca’s classic regatta, to be held from 15 to 18 August, reaches for the first time 50 entries, among which there are some of the best yachts in the Mediterranean circuit // The “giants” Moonbeam IV (1914) and Cambria (1928) debut in the Majorcan competition, where the for 15-meter class survivors repeat attendance: Hispania (1909), Tuiga (1909), Mariska (1908) and The Lady Ane (1912)
The XXIV edition of the Illes Balears Clàssics Regatta, organized by Club de Mar-Mallorca, will represent the edition with more participants and more quality of its history. Never before had the Bay of Palma gathered such a colossal vintage fleet, with the presence of true sailing legends. “This year we are going to experience a spectacular edition”, said Manuel Nadal, the hosting Club’s commodore and head of this event’s organisation, which embodies sport, culture and a patrimonial committment.
The entry list includes yachts like Moonbeam IV (1914) of 35 m. of length, which used to belong to Prince Rainier of Monaco; Cambria (1928), of 40m. of length; or the four survivors of the 15-meter class, Hispania being one of them, the most emblematic of them as it was owned by King Alphonse XIII.
Thegreat response from the skipowners of the Mediterranean circuit to Club de Mar-Mallorca’s annual date and the great variety of yachts divide the fleet in 9 categories, based on the launching date and their rigging features.
One of the most interesting battles will take place in the Bermudian Vintage Class, where there are eleven yachts built before 1950 with a Bermudan sail (triangular). Cambria will face in this division other renowned yachts, suchs as Rowdy, a NY40 from 1916; Cippino, a Frers 50 from 1949, or Mercury, from the Spanish skipowner Jordi Cabau, designed by Sam Crocker in 1938 abd restored by the mestre d’aixa Mateu Grimalt in Majorca.