A Top Sailing Destination
Mallorca and nautical sports are two words that go hand in hand. On the island you can experience the sea at your own pace. You can both watch and take part in the activities.
The Mediterranean Sea surrounding Mallorca offers easy and safe sailing throughout the year due to the excellent weather conditions, especially from May to October. In winter good weather is predominant except during the changes of season when the wind blows from the west clocking north and cause considerably heavy storms.
The air and water temperatures remain warm throughout the year and range from an average minimum of 11 degrees in January to an average maximum of 27-28 degrees in August.
Legendary cliffs and islets
As well as enjoying good weather throughout the year, Mallorca offers sailors spectacular vertical cliffs of a striking beauty, desert islets and rugged, isolated coves. They can only be reached by boat, from where you can closely admire their impressive beauty. Both to admire the north coast of Mallorca and the Tramuntana mountains, with the impressive cliffs of cap Fabiler or to reach and walk around sa Dragonera island are unique experiences. As unique as the imposing views from the sea of Morrillo de Bordils, with the peak of Puig Roig in the background, or the views of Morro de la Vaca, an impressive rock that stands out for its beauty and spectacular shape, in the area of sa Calobra and the mouth of Torrent de Pareis. They are both located in the north of the island, between Andratx and Pollença.
Mallorca has a long, renowned tradition in the practice and competition of sailing. Important competitions have been organized on the island for years. They have a significant impact both in Spain and abroad.
In the summer months, the island’s ports and marinas are decked to host the most prestigious regattas, be it top-class competitions such as the S.A.R Princesa Sofía Trophy, the King’s Cup, the Breitling regatta, the Superyacht or Palma Vela, among others, or traditional boat regattas such as the spectacular Almirante Conde de Barcelona Regatta. Classic boats from all over the world come to Mallorca to participate in the event.
The most popular sailing events are the Princesa Sofía Trophy and the King’s Cup. The former is one of the competitions with the greatest international prestige and a sports event of great impact and coverage in the media. More than 300 accredited journalists relay the event around the world. Over 3,000 sea and sailing enthusiasts and almost 1,000 boats take part in the trophy. The Spanish royal family participates each year in the King’s Cup. It has been held each summer for 20 years. The island, due to its long tradition in nautical sports, has a great prestige as an international tourist centre.
All these events constitute a spectacle that is worth watching for its excitement and beauty value. The regattas take place in Palma Bay, one of the largest bays in the world.
The Spanish royal family has its summer residence in Mallorca. They watch and even take part in regattas in the sea around Mallorca. Furthermore, the waters that wash the island have produced great sailing champions as important as Jordi Calafat, Marc Patiño and Pepote Ballester, among others. The RCN Palma and RCN Portopetro canoeists have also won several Spanish team championships on a row.
For those who are not satisfied with simply being spectators and would rather be at the helm, the island offers many possibilities to enjoy the sea: boat charters (both dinghy sailing and cruiser boats), canoeing, sailing schools, scuba diving, waterskiing, windsurfing, etc. All this is available to you in the easiest and most comfortable manner.
These active holidays in contact with the sea are more and more in demand by our visitors and therefore the offer is constantly becoming more and more comprehensive and sophisticated. Because there is nothing like combining the good weather of Mallorca, its calm seas and the enjoyment of nature and nautical sports with an excellent tourist and leisure offer to round off an unforgettable holiday.