It is with great pleasure that I present you the second edition of the challenge for all great off-shore sailors: the Golden Cup Barcelona..
At Club Náutico Skipper and Difsión Náutica, we have promoted prestigious regattas in Spain, including the Copa del Rey, the Gran Prix del Atlántico and La Ruta de la Sal. With the Golden Cup Barcelona we aspire to create a high-end international off-shore race to welcome the best teams of the Mediterranean. A meeting point for the sport elite, allowing the best race teams from Giraglia, Middle Sea Race and Ruta de la Sal to compete against each other.
It starts on September 25th and the 222-nautical mile course includes sailing towards a turning buoy off the coast of Barcelona, before heading to Majorca, where the fleet will round Dragonera Island to starboard and head back to Barcelona, non-stop, to cross the finish line set off the emblematic Hotel Vela. The Golden Cup is for ORC boats and counts towards the Spanish Off-Shore Championship and for the Spanish Cup for Solo and Double-handed, organized by the Federación Española de Vela.
On our part we will, as always, do all that is in our power to meet your expectations in terms of the technical rigour of the race as well as when it comes to providing a comfortable stay and a lively atmosphere during the social events that will be held at the brand new facilities of Marina Vela in Barcelona before and after the race.
Hoping that you are as excited as I am about this challenge, I very much wish to see you at the start line of this thrilling race.
Club Náutico Skipper