La Ruta de la Sal 2020

Do you want to experience all the excitement of participating in one of the most traditional regatta races in the Mediterranean? Do you want to learn to sail on a cruise? Experiencing the sensation of night sailing, of doing pilot guards, of living together on a sailboat for a few days? So…

…we have opened the registration for the “LA RUTA DE LA SAL” regatta.

4 or 5 days trip to participate in the famous regatta of La Ruta de la Sal, that  connects the port of Port Ginesta with the town of Sant Antoni de Portmany.

Usually  it is celebrated in the month of April, but this year, due to the Coronavirus, it has been postponed to the month of October, from 9th to 12th.

La Ruta de la Sal

It currently gathers more than 2000 sailboats, making it the regatta with the largest participation held in the Mediterranean Sea.

But what is the history of this regatta? Why its name?

In May 1846, due to the blockade imposed on Barcelona by the Carlist armies during “La Revolta dels Mariners”, there was a shortage of salt that endangered Barcelona.

A well-known Barcelona businessman had the original idea of ​​summoning the most famous sailors of the moment and presenting them with a challenge: he would pay for the services of transporting salt from the Salinas Pitiüses to El Garraf (Barcelona) but according to the order of arrival. First to arrive would be paid in gold, but the last might not even be able to pay the sailors’ wages.

Thirteen boats appeared to the challenge. The first to arrive was the “Maltese Falcon“, a 32-meter Baltimore schooner. in length and skippered by the Greek Andreas Potrus.

In 1989 ANAM decided to remember this route, and created the regatta.

Ruta de la Sal

No experience is required, nor to be in a good physical shape, just to feel like having a good time and living a different experience at sea.

What is the program?

Thursday, October the 8th

  • 10: 00h Meeting in Port Marina Badalona to load the boat, distribute cabins and give some minimum notions of security and organization.
  • 12: 00h. Departure from Port Marina Badalona to reach Port Ginesta (20 Nm) around 4:00 p.m.
  • 8:00 p.m. Skipper’s meeting.
  • 9:00 p.m. Dinner in the village and to sleep soon

Friday, October the 9th

  • 08: 00h. Breakfast and preparations before departure
  • 10: 50h. Regatta’s beginning. Destination: Sant Antoni (Ibiza). 140 nautical miles.
  • If you cannot sail on Thursday, you can come directly to Port Ginesta Thursday afternoon or at máximum 09:00 am on Friday. Price would be the same.

 Saturday October 10

  • We will arrive throughout Saturday, depending on the wind and our tactics. Time to rest.
  • 8:00 p.m. Dinner in the village and prize-giving party.

Sunday, October 11

You can choose between several options:

  • Departure and anchoring in a cove. Return to Sant Antoni at midday.
  • Participation in the 10 Nm coastal regatta in front of Sant Antoni. In this case:
    • 09: 00h. Skipper’s meeting
    • 11: 25h. Attention sign
  • 4:00 p.m. Departure from Sant Antoni back to Port Marina Badalona. Depending on the weather and the desire, heading to Columbretes or direct to Badalona.

Monday October 12

  • Arrival at Port Marina Badalona in the afternoon. Pick up the luggage, have a drink and a farewell photo.

October

550,00€per person

Included in the price

Skipper

Registration to La Ruta de la Sal Regatta, with participation in all events offered by the Organization.

Sailboat and all derived expenses (rent, insurance …)

Port fees.

3 or 4 nights on board in a shared double cabin

Not included in the price

Fuel, if it is necessary

Federal License (compulsory)

Any damage that occurs in the boat or in the navigation instruments due to its misuse or negligence.

Meals

Transfers from or to the boat