The countdown for the Gaastra PalmaVela 2014 has started. In two months’ time, the 11th edition of this prestigious regatta will set sail in Palma de Majorca, Spain. The entry deadline for all the competitors is the 4th of April and the first boats have already started to register.
A minimum of 12 classes and four days of racing
The Gaastra PalmaVela 2014 hopes to gather a minimum of 12 classes, a number that will be confirmed once all the skippers/owners have personally signed the Registration Form in the Race Office. The divisions and classes that are eligible to participate are Wally, Maxi, Mini Maxi, IRC, ORC, Vintage and Classic, Lateen Sail Rigged Boats, Soto 40, J80, Flying Fifteen, Dragon and Disabled Sailing.
The regatta organized by the Real Club Náutico de Palma will be held from the 30th of April to the 4th of May, both inclusive.
The first race will happen on Thursday, 1st May, with the impressive Wally, Maxi and Mini Maxi being the first competitors to race, whereas Soto 40, IRC, ORC, Classic & Vintage and One Design classes will start to compete on Friday. Disabled Sailing and Lateen Sail Rigged Boats, in turn, will sail both Saturday and Sunday.
As every year, the Gaastra PalmaVela will gather sailors with experience in both ocean and Olympic sailing, together with many others with a common denominator: their passion for sailing.
All of them have one month to register at the official website www.palmavela.com