ORC 1-2 fleet. © Nico Martínez/PalmaVela
The 18th PalmaVela will run from May 1st to 8th, 2022
The 18th PalmaVela will run from May 1st to 8th, 2022. These are the dates that have been confirmed for the showcase early season event that once again will include an Offshore Race of PalmaVela ("La Larga"), starting on May 1st. With the registration period now open for both events, the Real Club Náutico de Palma are already working on the organization the next edition of the popular seasonal curtain raiser that has returned to its usual dates.
Eight days of competition
With the first starting signal scheduled for May 1st, the boats competing in the Offshore Race of PalmaVela -which must have a minimum of 9 meters length- will be the first to go racing. They will have to complete one of the two courses that the Race Committee will set according the two classes competing. The first course is one of approximately 350 nm which will be between Palma-Ibiza and Formentera-Isla del Aire-Palma, and the second one, of about 225 nm, takes in Palma- Dragonera-Ibiza and Formentera-Cabrera-Palma.
After The Offshore Race of PalmaVela, the usual program of the inshore races will start for the following classes: IMA / Maxi, Wally, J Class, SYC, Box Rule, IRC, ORC, ORC A2 classes, CS50, S45, CS42, CS36, J80, J70, Dragon, Flying Fifteen, Vintage, Classics and Spirit of Tradition.
The first inshore regatta will be held on the bay of Palma on Thursday, May 5th, and after four days racing the prize giving ceremony, on Sunday the 8th, will bid farewell to the competitors.
The registration period for both La Larga - The Offshore of PalmaVela and the PalmaVela is already open and it will close on March 29th. However, those who register before February 28th will enjoy a reduced rate, with a discount on the registration fee.
PalmaVela is organised by the Real Club Náutico de Palma, with the endorsement of the Real Federación Española de Vela (Spanish Sailing Federation), and with the institutional support of the Govern de les Illes Balears (Balearic Island Regional Government) and the Ajuntament de Palma (Palma Town Hall), as well as the collaboration of the Federación Balear de Vela (Balearic Islands' Sailing Federation), Club Náutic S´Arenal and the Autoridad Portuaria de Baleares (Balearic Islands' Port Authority).