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vela clásica mallorca

Illes Balears Clàssics

14. - 18. August 2024

Balearic sailing adventure

Celebrate timeless elegance in Mallorca during the Illes Balears Clàssics.

The Illes Balears Clàssics, held against the stunning backdrop of Spain’s Balearic Islands, stands as a prestigious homage to classic and vintage yachts. Drawing sailors and enthusiasts from across the globe, this regatta provides a unique opportunity to witness the timeless beauty and craftsmanship of these maritime treasures as they navigate the azure Mediterranean waters with grace.

 

This eagerly anticipated sailing event has cemented its status as a beacon of maritime heritage and tradition. It attracts individuals who share a deep passion for classic and vintage yachts, creating a global community of like-minded enthusiasts. These yachts, spanning true classics from the pre-1950s era to those in the Spirit of Tradition and Vintage categories, are lovingly maintained and restored by dedicated boat owners.

The regatta goes beyond competitive racing; it’s a celebration of maritime history and a platform for boat owners to underscore the significance of preserving these invaluable cultural assets. Social events, parades, and exhibitions linked to classic yachting enhance the experience, forming a unique blend of competition and education.

 

The Illes Balears Clàssics pays a compelling tribute to the enduring appeal of classic and vintage yachts, welcoming individuals from around the world to immerse themselves in a world where history and tradition harmoniously coexist with the beauty of the sea. Watch a video here.

What is the Illes Balears Clàssics?

The Illes Balears Clàssics, also known as the Vela Clásica Mallorca, is a prestigious sailing event held in the Balearic Islands, an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, Spain. This regatta is a celebration of classic and vintage yachts, bringing together boat owners, sailors, and enthusiasts from around the world who share a deep passion for these maritime treasures.

 

The event typically features a diverse range of classic and vintage yachts, spanning from the pre-1950s era to those in the Spirit of Tradition and Vintage categories. These yachts are meticulously maintained and restored by dedicated boat owners who are committed to preserving the maritime heritage and craftsmanship of these vessels.

While the regatta includes competitive racing, it goes beyond that, emphasizing the importance of preserving these invaluable cultural assets. Social events, parades, and exhibitions related to classic yachting enhance the overall experience, creating a unique blend of competition and education.

 

The Illes Balears Clàssics pays tribute to the enduring appeal of classic and vintage yachts, offering a platform for boat owners to showcase the significance of these vessels and their contribution to maritime history and tradition. It’s a global gathering of like-minded enthusiasts and a unique opportunity to witness the timeless beauty and craftsmanship of these boats as they gracefully navigate the azure Mediterranean waters against the stunning backdrop of the Balearic Islands.

How much does it cost to participate in the Illes Balears Clássics?

Premium-Regatta-Bundle: from € 10.950,- per person 

Single Day Tickets: from € 1.985,- per person, per day (ONLY 2 TICKETS AVAILABLE PER DAY).


We know how crucial it is for you to have a comfortable and delightful stay. Whether you’re here to take part in the Illes Balears Clássics or simply to relish the ambiance, you can have peace of mind knowing that we have attended to every detail to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Get ready for the ultimate sailing experience with us! 

Included in your Single Day Ticket:

  • Choose to actively race or relax on board with a professional skipper and crew
  • Fresh-made snacks aboard and beverages during racing
  • Celebrate with a “Splice the mainbrace” drink back in the marina
  • Dance the night away at the lively evening parties with entertainment 
  • Receive a participation certificate and nautical mile confirmation for your seaman’s book if desired
  • Relax knowing all taxes and fees are included

Additionally included in your Premium-Regatta-Bundle:

  • Free shuttle service from and to Palma airport
  • Convenient on-site shuttle service to take you to the marina and evening events
  • Learn the ropes with a 1-day briefing and manoeuvre training at sea
  • Experience the thrill of 3 exciting racing days
  • Join the exclusive crew parties
  • Show your team spirit with provided uniform polo shirts and caps
  • On-site event support throughout the event
  • Opening, Closing, and Award Ceremonies/Parties

What is included in the Premium-Regatta-Bundle?

We understand the importance of tailoring our sailing experiences to meet your unique needs. Recognizing that some of our guests may have different requirements, or may not need accommodation at all, we offer a variety of options. Each hotel or apartment we offer has been selected with the most excellent care, drawing on the experiences and feedback from our customers to ensure we meet your expectations.

 

Whether you’re joining us to participate in the thrilling sailing events at the Illes Balears Clássics or to savour the maritime atmosphere, rest assured that every aspect of your journey has been meticulously planned.
From the moment of your welcome, complete with a champagne toast, to the professional guidance you’ll receive on board, we’re committed to making your sailing adventure with us nothing short of perfect.

 

Get ready for the ultimate sailing experience with us! 

Included in the Premium-Regatta-Bundle: 

  • Free shuttle service from and to Mallorca  airport
  • Sip on champagne at the exclusive welcome gathering
  • Convenient on-site private shuttle service 
  • Choose to actively race or relax on board with a professional skipper and crew
  • Learn the ropes with a 1-day briefing and manoeuvre training at sea 
  • Experience the thrill of 3 exciting racing days aboard the select yacht
  • Our classic yacht is exclusively reserved for you and your fellow guests
  • Fresh-made catering aboard, as well as non-alcoholic beverages during sailing and racing
  • Celebrate with a “Splice the mainbrace” of champagne, beer, and wine back in the marina after each sailing and racing day
  • All Spirits and Oliva Premium Cigars
  • Lively Evening Entertainment
  • Show your team spirit with provided uniform polo shirts and caps
  • On-site German, Dutch and English event support throughout the event
  • Opening, Closing & Award Ceremonies and Parties
  • Receive a participation certificate and nautical mile confirmation for your seaman’s book if desired
  • USB-Stick with Photos and Videos from the week
  • Relax knowing all taxes and fees are included

What is included in the Single Day Tickets?

You now have the ultimate chance to be part of the Illes Balears Clássics for just 1 day. To make sure you stay as flexible as you want to be, we offer single day tickets for the regatta full of sailing action.

Included in your Single Day Tickets:

  • Choose to actively race or relax on board with a professional skipper and crew
  • Freshly made snacks and non-alcoholic beverages during sailing and racing
  • Celebrate with a “Splice the mainbrace” back in the marina 
  • Lively evening entertainment
  • Receive a participation certificate and nautical mile confirmation for your seaman’s book, if desired
  • Relax knowing all taxes and fees are included

Is it possible to reserve the entire yacht for exclusive use?

You certainly have the option to secure exclusive reservations for the entire yacht. The allure of reserving the entire yacht rests in the privacy, bespoke customization, and exclusive experience it affords, rendering it a versatile and ideal selection for a wide range of events and personal preferences.

 

Private Parties: People looking to host private celebrations such as weddings, anniversaries, or milestone birthdays.

Corporate Events: Companies seeking a unique setting for corporate retreats, team-building activities, or client entertainment.

Families and Friends: Large groups of friends or extended families wanting an exclusive sailing experience.

Luxury Travelers: Travelers seeking a personalized and luxurious vacation experience.

Charter Companies: Businesses specializing in yacht charters for events, vacations, or special occasions.

Celebrity or VIP Guests: High-profile individuals or celebrities wanting privacy and exclusivity during their sailing experience.

 

We provide exclusive booking options for a variety of yachts. Please do not hesitate to contact us; we are dedicated to providing tailored solutions that meet your specific needs. Reach out to 

May I bring my own yacht and join the event?

Do you own a yacht and want to participate in the event without the hassle of organizing berth, accommodation, food, and entertainment? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

 

We provide a range of services, including:

  • Logistics and navigation support
  • Concierge services such as airport on-site shuttle, coordination of onshore events, and planning accommodation and meals
  • Crew coordination assistance, whether you need help assembling a skilled crew or hiring a skipper
  • And much more….

 

Explore our blog, the Regatta 101 Guide, or contact us at for additional details.

Join Illes Balears Clàssics with our Premium-Regatta-Bundle or a single day option

Request our free digital event brochure and receive a special discount on your booking!

Discover the surroundings.

Book your spot!

Secure your spot on a magnificent classic yacht and be part of the Illes Balears Clàssics.

 

Please note, that at this stage no payment is required. After submitting, you will receive a reservation confirmation and further information. Should you be in agreement with all terms, you have the option to make payments seamlessly through a credit card, PayPal, or a bank transfer. Please be aware that the booking will only be considered confirmed once the payment is received.

 

Prices are in €, per person, including VAT. Book more than one event and receive a 5% discount on your invoice! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to experience the best of the sailing world while saving a little extra.

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classic sailing yacht

Hallowe'en

In 1926, William Fife III launched the 24.7m cutter Hallowe’en. According to William Fife III, designer of a number of classic yachts still racing today, “Hallowe’en is the perfect gentleman’s yacht. She is a jewel”. When gaff-rigged racers dominated various regattas, he chose to rig the yacht as a low-aspect Bermudan cutter. Her mast and boom heights continued to change over the years, and eventually, she was transformed into a yawl.

 

Under new owner Alfred Larsen, a Norwegian industrialist, she returned to the Atlantic after racing in the Mediterranean for several years. The yacht became the official yacht of the Royal Norwegian Racing Club and was helmed by Prince Olaf numerous times. Following her transatlantic journey in 1938, she vanished from radar screens. She was further renamed Cotton Blosson IV by Walter Wheeler and continued her history of ocean racing before eventually being donated to the Classic Boat Museum in New Port, Rhode Island, for a much-needed refit.As a result of funds drying up in New Port, Hallowe’en was in need of a new owner and returned to the Mediterranean when Elizabeth Meyer (owner of J-Class Endeavour) assisted in finding a buyer.

 

From 1988 to 1991, Hallowe’en was carefully restored to her original lines at the Classic Boat Works in Newport, Rhode Island. All sawn English Oak frames were carefully repaired or replaced, and the planking was secured with bronze fasteners from the museum. Having undergone some major changes in France in 1994, she underwent another transformation in 1998, perhaps looking better now than ever. After several refits (and owners), she is now available for charter in the Mediterranean, where she races competitively in the classic regatta circuit spanning France, Corsica, Spain, and Italy. The latest refit was performed in 2009 by Fairlie Restorations on the Hamble river, UK.

Classic Charme

Hallowe’en is undoubtedly one of the most stunning yachts on the regatta scene. This fast and excellent Fife-built cruiser/racer is highly recommended for charter by anyone seeking a vintage wooden sailing yacht of the highest quality. In addition to being one of the most beautiful Fifes ever built, she is able to make fast passages across the oceans and still wins classic regattas. With her original mahogany interior, Hallowe’en is one of the finest vintage racing yachts in the Mediterranean.

Navigating the Beauty of Classic Yachts in Paradise

Your itinerary for the Premium-Regatta-Bundle promises an unforgettable adventure.

Set sail for excitement from 14. – 19. August 2024, at the Illes Balears Clàssics. Join us for a 3-day regatta aboard a classic sailing yacht in the beautiful Balearic Islands.

 

Located in the heart of this stunning archipelago, our event promises an unforgettable sailing experience. We ensure a seamless start to your adventure, offering three thrilling days of regatta racing with an additional day of training and relaxing in the middle of the ocean on a iconic Classic Sailing Yacht. 

 

Enjoy fresh sandwiches, fruit, refreshing beverages, and even Champagne, spirits, and Oliva Premium Cigars on board. After the exhilarating races, we celebrate in true maritime tradition known as “Splice the Main Brace”, and your evenings are filled with lively entertainment, all while proudly wearing your crew uniform. The regatta’s highlights include the formal inauguration, concluding festivities, and the awards presentation.

 

Your adventure begins here – welcome to the Illes Balears Clàssics.

Day 1

wednesday

August 14th

Airport Shuttle Service and Luggage Assistance
Upon arrival in Palma de Mallorca, we prioritize your comfort and convenience. Our exclusive airport shuttle service seamlessly connects you to Palma de Mallorca Airport, ensuring a stress-free journey. We take care of your luggage and manage the check-in process, making your transition into this maritime paradise effortless.
Welcome Drink and Yacht Introduction
Your adventure begins with a warm welcome. Enjoy a refreshing glass of local sparkling wine as you raise a toast to the upcoming voyage. We’ll also introduce you to your vessel, providing insights into the classic sailing yacht you’ll soon call home.
Beach Relaxation or Seaside Dining Option
After your arrival, it’s time to unwind. You have two enticing options. Choose to relax on Palma’s pristine beaches, where the Mediterranean’s embrace is both soothing and invigorating. Alternatively, indulge in the charm of seaside dining at a quaint café, savouring Spanish culinary delights while the sea breeze caresses your spirit. The choice is yours, as we craft your arrival experience to embody the spirit of Palma de Mallorca—a perfect blend of relaxation and discovery.

Illes Balears Classics – Noblesse Yachts
Illes Balears Classics – Noblesse Yachts

Day 2

thursday

August 15th

Maritime Adventure Begins

Day 2 in Palma unveils a day of high-seas adventure. The journey commences with a delectable breakfast, enjoyed amidst the coastal charm and the gentle sea breeze, setting the tone for the day’s excitement.

Safety Briefing Aboard 

Shortly after breakfast, we convene aboard our classic yacht for a vital safety briefing. Our experienced crew takes the helm, instilling in you essential safety protocols and providing hands-on training in yacht handling, ensuring your confidence and security at sea.

Refreshments Aboard

After these exhilarating activities, we indulge in an array of snacks and refreshments on deck. The inviting opportunity for a refreshing dip in the azure waters awaits — an ideal moment to unwind and savour the splendid surroundings.

Evening Welcome Cocktail and Party

As the sun begins its descent, we gather for a welcome cocktail, raising our glasses to Palma’s beauty, marking the start of a week filled with sailing adventures and delightful discoveries. And when the evening arrives, the excitement continues with a festive welcome party, adding a touch of merriment to our day of maritime bonding, promising laughter, fun, and memorable moments.

Illes Balears Classics – Noblesse Yachts
Noblesse Yachts, Hallowe'en, Oliva Cigars, Proficar, Profi-Tech, Illes Balears Classics

Day 3

friday

August 16th

Sumptuous Breakfast

Day 3 dawns in Palma with a sumptuous breakfast that sets the tone for the exciting day ahead. The morning sun bathes Palma in warm, golden light as you indulge in a delectable spread of fresh, locally sourced delights, energizing you for an action-packed day of maritime adventures.

First Official Regatta Race

The highlight of the day is the eagerly anticipated First Official Regatta Race, an event that ignites the spirits of all sailors and enthusiasts. As the sun climbs higher in the Palma sky, you’ll find yourself on the deck of our classic yacht, ready to test your mettle against the azure waters.

This is where the thrill of competitive sailing comes to life, and the connection among fellow sailors reaches its peak. The race is not merely a test of skill and strategy; it’s a vibrant display of passion for the sea and the timeless art of sailing.

Relaxing Snacks Aboard

Throughout the exhilarating race, a variety of onboard snacks and refreshments keep spirits high and ensure your energy remains replenished.

Free Time and Lively Crew Party

Following your return to the marina, we raise our glasses in celebration. The afternoon offers well-deserved free time, giving you the freedom to explore Palma’s shores, bask in the Mediterranean sun on deck, or unwind with a good book. As the day gracefully transitions into evening, the much-anticipated crew party comes to life, providing an atmosphere of camaraderie, laughter, and unforgettable memories. It’s the perfect way to cap off a day filled with excitement and friendship.

Illes Balears Classics – Noblesse Yachts
Illes Balears Classics – Noblesse Yachts

Day 4

saturday

August 17th

Coastal Magic in Palma

The fourth day of our remarkable journey begins with the enchanting coastal magic of Palma. The picturesque shoreline welcomes us with its mesmerizing beauty, setting the stage for an exciting day ahead. With the first light of day, we eagerly ready ourselves for exhilarating maritime escapades.

Second Official Regatta Race

Our hearts race with excitement as we gather on the deck of our yacht, hoisting the sails and harnessing the wind to maximize our speed. This exhilarating competition tests our skills and teamwork, and with each maneuver, we experience the thrill of racing against fellow sailors. The joy of crossing the finish line is profoundly rewarding, and it’s a testament to our unwavering passion for the sea and the timeless art of sailing.

Post-Race Serenity

After the adrenaline of the race, we find serenity in the beautiful surroundings of Palma. The azure waters and coastal charm provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation. It’s a moment to unwind, taking in the Mediterranean ambiance and reflecting on the day’s remarkable experiences.

Dine with Crew or Dance the Night Away

As the sun sets over the Balearic Islands, another enchanting evening beckons in Palma. The choice is yours – whether you opt to dine with your crew or embark on a journey through Palma’s thriving nightlife.
You can dance the night away at a pulsating nightclub, savour exquisite cocktails at a glamorous bar, or sip local beers for just 1 euro at the cosy “cervecerias” in the historic town.
Explore the winding streets of La Lonja, adorned with many bars and restaurants, or venture into the bustling Santa Catalina district with its abundance of wine and cocktail bars. Alternatively, revel in the lively atmosphere of the clubs along the Paseo Marítimo. Whatever your desire, Palma’s nightlife caters to your every whim, all within easy walking distance.

Illes Balears Classics – Noblesse Yachts
Illes Balears Classics – Noblesse Yachts
Illes Balears Classics – Noblesse Yachts

Day 5

sunday

August 18th

Final day of the Iberian Sea competition

On the final day of the Iberian Sea competition in the West Med, the marina comes alive with the frenetic activity of sailors meticulously preparing their vessels for the day’s challenge. Among this flurry, an array of magnificent yachts, each with its own story and design, stand poised and eager, their sleek lines yearning for the exhilarating adventure ahead.

Classic yachts, ready for thrilling action

These venerable masterpieces of maritime design, dating back to the early 20th century, are embodiments of anticipation. Moored at the ready, their taut lines and polished hulls exude a palpable sense of excitement, eager to embrace the upcoming high-octane adventure.

Magnificent yachts and unbeatable racing excitement

As we glide through the assembly of grand yachts gracing the marina, each vessel emerges as a unique and awe-inspiring spectacle. With sails billowing and hulls glistening, we embark on a thrilling voyage that promises an unparalleled rush of racing excitement. These vessels, masterfully crafted by skilled hands, epitomize maritime prowess, ready to prove their mettle once again.

Evening closing ceremony and reminiscence with rum and cigars

The day reaches its conclusion in the warm glow of the evening sun, as we assemble for a grand closing ceremony. The evening unfolds with the delight of the finest rum, its rich and complex flavours providing the perfect accompaniment to the fellowship and shared tales of the day’s adventure. The exquisite Oliva cigar is carefully ignited, its fragrant smoke spiralling into the night air. Amidst the soothing ambience, we take a moment to reflect on the unforgettable journey we’ve undertaken, a journey filled with the thrill of competition, the beauty of magnificent yachts, and the warmth of shared experiences.

Illes Balears Classics – Noblesse Yachts
Noblesse Yachts, Hallowe'en, Oliva Cigars, Proficar, Profi-Tech, Illes Ballears Classics
Illes Balears Classics – Noblesse Yachts

Day 6

monday

August 19th

Saying Adiós to Palma

As the morning sun sets, it’s time to bid farewell to the enchanting shores of Palma. The past week has been an unforgettable adventure, filled with maritime excitement and lasting memories that will remain etched in our hearts.

Reflecting on a Thrilling Week

Throughout this journey, we’ve embraced the thrill of the sea and the warm hospitality of Spain. These experiences have left an indelible mark on us, and as we prepare to leave, we can’t help but reflect on the remarkable moments we’ve shared.

Chance to Extend the Stay

Before heading to the departure airport, consider the opportunity to extend your stay in this captivating city. Palma beckons with its wealth of sights and experiences, offering a few more days of exploration and discovery.

Departure Airport Drop-Off

Our dedicated shuttle service is at your service, ready to transport you to Palma’s airport for your onward journey. As we leave this enchanting place, we carry with us the spirit of adventure and the promise of new horizons. Until we meet again, dear friends, this is not goodbye but a heartfelt ‘Adiós!

Noblesse Yachts
Noblesse Yachts, Hallowe'en, Oliva Cigars, Proficar, Profi-Tech
single day action

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Morning

Palma Awaits

Arrive at the harbour

Docked in the picturesque port of Palma de Mallorca, our iconic classic yacht invites you to experience the thrill of a classic regatta and the timeless allure of the sea.

 

To ensure your journey begins with ease, we provide the option of arranging transportation from Palma Airport or your hotel to the marina. Palma’s bustling harbour awaits your exploration, offering a chance to savour a sea breeze, enjoy an espresso at one of the charming coffee shops along the pier, and forge connections with fellow sailors. Once on board, engage in preparations and learn from the skipper about the day’s course and planned tactics.

Playa del Palma

Afternoon

Push Your Limits

Sail to victory

Set sail and embrace the thrill of the open sea as we embark on an exhilarating voyage with our classic yacht. With every gust of wind, she eagerly calls us to set sail, to become one with the race that she was born for. Leaving the harbour, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a majestic fleet of yachts, each a masterpiece of nautical grace and craftsmanship. It’s a sight to behold, a true celebration of seafaring elegance.

 

During the heart-pounding race, our vessel offers a tempting array of snacks and refreshments, ensuring you’re fueled for the day’s excitement.
This is your opportunity to be part of a maritime adventure where passion and determination carry us toward a finish line marked by unforgettable memories at the Illes Balears Clàssics.

Yacht von Oben

Evening

Maritime Celebration

Mallorca by night

Amid fierce competition, we’re pushing our yacht to her limits – just as it was designed to be. Crossing the finish line at full sail and top speed, we return to the marina, crew uniforms adorned, ready for the ancient maritime tradition of ‘Splice the Mainbrace.’ Savour a premium Oliva cigar, a complimentary treat, and indulge in the finest drinks.

 

As the sun sets, the evening transforms into a lively social gathering where you’re warmly invited to stay as long as you desire. But for those not yet ready to bid adieu, the adventure continues. Extend your stay in one of our esteemed partner hotels or opt for another thrilling day of seafaring escapades. This is your chance to dive headfirst into Palma’s vibrant nightlife.

 

Explore the winding streets of La Lonja, bustling with bars and restaurants, or venture into the lively Santa Catalina district, a treasure trove of wine and cocktail bars. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the electrifying atmosphere of the clubs along the Paseo Marítimo. 

Noblesse Yachts
Noblesse Yachts
Seaside Retreat

4* BQ Augusta

Hotel BQ Augusta in Palma is where modern comfort seamlessly blends with the enchantment of the Mediterranean. Just 300 meters from the port of Palma and the Illes Balears Classics venue, this hotel is the ideal gateway to our upcoming adventures.

From the moment you step into the graceful lobby, you’re met with a warm welcome from its attentive staff and a soothing ambience. The hotel’s contemporary design and meticulous attention to detail create an oasis of calm, offering respite from the bustling city.


The well-appointed rooms at Hotel BQ Augusta are meticulously designed for your ultimate comfort, featuring modern amenities and tasteful furnishings. Some rooms even boast balconies with panoramic views of the city of Palma, adding an extra layer of luxury to your stay. Among the hotel’s many highlights is its stunning outdoor area, complete with a revitalizing pool and lush gardens. This space beckons you to bask in the Mediterranean sun, take leisurely swims, or simply lose yourself in a captivating book.


For those eager to explore Palma’s vibrant culture and nightlife, the hotel’s central location provides the perfect springboard. A brief stroll places you amidst historic streets, bustling markets, and trendy bars, where you can fully immerse yourself in the city’s unique atmosphere. With its exquisite blend of contemporary luxury, genuine hospitality, and prime location, Hotel BQ Augusta extends a heartfelt invitation to discover the beauty of Mallorca’s capital city.

Hotel Amenities

  • 4 Stars
  • Wi-Fi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Satelite TV
  • Fabulous Breakfast
  • 24/7 Reception
  • Wakeup Service
  • Balcony
  • Private Swimming Pool
  • Beach and Harbor within short walking distance
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Car Hire
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant
  • Accessibility for people with disabilities

Room Amenities

  • Double or Twin Room with Balcony
  • Rooms for Single Use
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Soundproofing
  • Wi-Fi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Satelite TV
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Free Toiletries
  • Accessibility for people with disabilities