Borja de la Rosa: “Every year we continue to enjoy your company and the beauty of these marvellous boats in which you invest so much enthusiasm and effort”.
The crew of the Argos was the star of the trophy ceremony of the XXVII Regatta Illes Balears Clássics that concluded today at the Club de Mar Mallorca. The team led by owner Bárbara Trilling picked up three awards: the overall winner (Club de Mar Award), first place in class and the Special Fifth Centenary Award of the First Cicumnavigation of the World, consisting of a bust of the Spanish sailor Juan Sebastián Elcano.
The other winners of the regatta were the Uruguayan Fjord III (Vintage), owned by William Scott Perry, and the January Sails (RI Classics), owned by Gabriel Catalá. The owner of the schooner So Fong, Monserrat Valle, received the award for the best vintage gaff-rigged boat, while Jordi Cabau‘s Sonata was awarded the prize for Legend of the Sea, for the good state of maintenance and original appearance of the boat. This award is given by decision of a jury of experts.
The prizegiving ceremony brought the 27th Illes Balears Clàssics Regatta to a close. The competition brought together 22 classic and vintage boats from last Thursday until today.
The prizegiving ceremony, organised in collaboration with Howden Sturge, was attended among others by Borja de la Rosa, president of the Club de Mar Mallorca; Andrés de León, vice-president of the International Mediterranean Committee (CIM); José Escalas, Port Captain of Mallorca, and Diego Colón, delegate of the RANC, as well as José Cuart, José Luis Arrom and Manuel Nadal, vice-president, general manager and commodore of the club, respectively.
In his closing speech, Borja de la Rosa said: “Once again this year, our club has become the centre of classic sailing in the Mediterranean for four days. We have established ourselves as an international meeting point for maritime heritage. Every year we continue to enjoy your company and the beauty of these marvellous boats in which you invest so much enthusiasm and effort”.
The president of the Club de Mar also highlighted the work of the Race Committee, the crews of Meermin and Bakea, the seafaring staff of the Real Club Náutico de Palma and Salvamento Marítimo in the rescue of the sailboat Rosendo, which suffered a leak while participating in the regatta. Eduardo Jardón, owner of the boat, attended the presentation and personally thanked for the support he received.