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The MAPFRE King Cup reaches 130 pre-registered

June 06, 2017

With a little more than 50 days to start the great Mallorcan regatta, the participation amounts to 130 teams from 23 nationalities.


The bay of Palma will host the 2017 edition of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE between 29 July and 5 August. An event that traditionally brings together a broad representation of the best professional and amateur teams on the international circuit, attracted by an attractive program that combines six days of competition in the water and intense social activity on the ground

The 36th edition is set to record. In the absence of 53 days for its start, its pre-registration formalized no fewer than 130 teams of 23 nationalities (in 2016 competed 125 boats from 19 countries). The docks of the Real Club Náutico de Palma will be displaying flags of Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Spain, France, Holland, Hungary, England, Italy, Japan, Monaco, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

According to the Notice of Race, the fleet will compete distributed in a dozen classes, including six monotypes. They will sail in real time the ClubSwan 42, ClubSwan 50, Swan 45, X-35, J80 and GC32, the spectacular flying catamarans that debuted in the bay of Palma last year and that they will take the Glass of the King MAPFRE like third test puntuable for its Circuit GC32 Racing Tour 2017. The race will also score for the Maxi 72 Overall Trophy 2017, the international circuit class Maxi 72.

The 36th King's Cup MAPFRE is organized by the Royal Yacht Club of Palma and the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation, with the sponsorship of MAPFRE and the institutional collaboration of the Government of the Balearic Islands, the Palma City Council, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands and The Balearic Sailing Federation.

Dragon Triangle, the Japanese version of the Bermuda Triangle

May 23, 2017

Have you heard of the dragon triangle? The mysteries that surround you will surprise you.
Geographically speaking, it must be said that the dragon triangle, also known as the devil's triangle, is located in a region of the Pacific Ocean, around the island of Miyake. This is where a triangular surface begins to spread from west Tokyo to continue eastward through the islands Ogasawa and Guam returning to Tokyo.
A location that already draws attention because, once it is repaired, one realizes that, as with the Bermuda triangle, it is also located at 35 degrees east and west latitudes . Right on the antipodes.

The legend and the Japanese folklore.
As it could not be otherwise when talking about Japanese culture, it must be said that the dragon triangle is very prolix in stories and legends.
One of them says that in the depths of its waters live huge dragons that come to the surface to feed on the sailors who, distracted, have not known how to carry their boats to good purpose.

Another, however, speaks of the permanent presence of a ghost ship that makes an appearance when some misguided souls swarm in those latitudes ending with their life, but leaving the boat intact.
The most absolute reality of the dragon triangle
However, apart from these stories, which are part of the legend, it is true that there are other stories, with names and surnames, that make us wonder if there really is something in our waters that escapes our understanding.
Not for nothing, a disturbing fact is that of the Kaio Maru 5. A boat, with 5 crew on board, which was sent by the Japanese government to certify the dangerousness of the waters of this triangle and stopped emitting signals after a few days. Once this boat was found intact, it was verified that the crew was not there.

But even we can find stories closer to our time. Specifically from the year 1986. This year, a group of Japanese scientists, again to conduct research in this part of the Pacific Ocean, had an experience that they can never forget. And they were pursued by a cylindrical shape about 30 meters or so that had emerged from the water without any effort. An apparition that lasted a few minutes but, to their amazement, they verified that several hours had passed. This fact was captured in the Japanese version of the journal Scientific in 1988.
If everything were a product of the human imagination, how could a scientific publication echo that fact? Can there be a base of ships of other worlds, just as in the Bermuda triangle, in the depths? Why does time seem to pause and collapse space in this area? Why does a culture as advanced as the Japanese periodically send boats to investigate what happens there?


Alessia Zecchini, queen of apnea in the Vertical Blue 2017

May 08, 2017

The sixth day of Vertical Blue 2017 was an epic and dramatic day filled with new national records and a new world record by Alessia Zecchini from Italy.

In the end, Alessia Zecchini's determination earned her the best of luck: beating Natalia Molchanova's incredible record of 101 meters in constant weight (CWT) achieved in September 2011.

NAUTIVELA DAYS! Nautical tests return in C.N. L'Escala!

May 01, 2017

From April 29 to May 7, Nautivela invites its customers and interested fans to try out the 2016 innovations of the different shipyards they represent, among which are Beneteau, Brig and Four Winns. Different models of these prestigious shipyards can be visited and tested in the Nautical Club of l'Escala (Girona) in a personalized way.

This nautical festival organized by Nautivela is a unique opportunity to discover the latest innovations in recreational craft, as well as discover some of the most innovative proposals in this sector, since visitors will be offered the possibility to test the boats that are Of their interest, and thus to have greater knowledge before making the decision to acquire a new boat.

The schedule for testing boats is from ten in the morning to six in the afternoon and the boats on display will be unveiled in the next few days.

Glass of Spain of the class Laser 4.7

April 26, 2017

The Club Nàutic Portocolom (Mallorca) will become, for five days, from April 27 to May 1, in one of the national sailing centers for the organization of the Glass of Spain of the class Laser 4.7, in Which is expected to participate about 140 boats from all regions.

The competition will consist of three days of regattas, with a maximum of nine tests, and will be scoring for the preparation of the selection ranking of the members of the Spanish team in the champions of Europe and the world of 2018.

Solar boats. Do they really have a future?

April 01, 2017

There are currently more than 1,000 solar ships serving the world. Boats that, as its name indicates, are driven by the energy provided by the star king. Ships that have crossed the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans without any kind of fuel. In fact, these boats that run the Sun offer taxi and ferry service.


A real pride for builders Its builders aim to demonstrate that this renewable system is possible on the high seas and recall the advantages of this clean, inexhaustible energy. Not surprisingly, other manufacturers of large transoceanic vessels or tourist catamarans of various sizes, some of them made in Spain, and with striking, innovative or homemade designs have seen this.

XXIX Boat Fair Empuriabrava (From the 8th to the 16th of April 2017)

April 07, 2017

As every year, the nautical professionals of the area will propose for sale more than 400 second-hand boats. Motor, sailing, jet ski and related products to the nautical world. The Fair is held in the main port of the Marina and will be open to the public for 8 days, from 10 am to 7 pm. Professional exhibitors to help and advise on the best choice.


Free entrance

The Mirpuri Foundation will be the first Portuguese women's team in the Volvo Ocean Race

March 20, 2017

From Cape Verde to Barbados: 2,300 nautical miles, an onboard campaign, Save the Ocean, and a marked and precise course: the Volvo Ocean Race. Paulo Mirpuri, president of the Mirpuri Foundation, confirmed that this first ocean crossing has served to lay the foundations for the participation of the first Portuguese team in the Volvo Ocean Race in 2020.


April 23, 2023

Held so far in Genoa, it is the most important fair of large Rental length in Europe, next to the one held in Antigua in the Caribbean. Is organized By the private association MYBA and will be based in Barcelona, ​​specifically OneOcean Port Vell, During the next three years, which confirms the Catalan capital as one of the nautical destinations In the world.

The seas are crossed with the 'smartphone'

May 27, 2023

Piloting a boat is one of the few things that have not radically changed in history. The dynamic is basically the same for several centuries: finding the course and heading towards the desired destination. What they are changing, yes, are the tools that help navigate and perform other tasks at sea. To this is added a range of services that new technology companies are launching to provide in the world of sports and recreational boating with the tool that is almost useful for everything: the mobile phone. The Fira de Barcelona hosts the 55th International Boat Show between October 12 and 16, in which nearly twenty start-ups offer the option of finding the nearest port where to moor up to receive voice messages if the anchor is not Well fastened. All with a finger on the screen. 260 exhibitors and 670 boats will serve to show that the novelties pass through boats more connected and easier to handle.

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