Finish:07800 Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain
Do you want to get some sailing practice, add miles to your logbook and have a great time? We invite you to participate in the famous Spanish regatta!
La Ruta de la Sal (Path for the salt) is the largest sailing regatta of the Spanish Costa Blanca. This event attracts more than 2,000 sailors annually! Here, beginners compete in one team with experienced yachtsmen, and during the regatta, they learn new skills and gain the necessary experience. The regatta is dedicated to Semana Santa (Holy Week).
The name of the regatta La Ruta de la Sal is connected to historical events. During the riot of the sailors due to the blockade in Barcelona there was a shortage of salt, which was delivered from the salt pools of the Ibiza islands. Merchants offered to pay for salt transportation services in the following way: the first one who delivers the cargo receives almost the entire reward, the last one does not receive anything. Thus, a kind of regatta was first held in 1846. The path that the sailors took was named Ruta de la Sal.
The regatta offers three alternative routes with one-day starts from Barcelona, Denia and Palma, and a finish on the island of Ibiza.
The schedule will be added later
We will see the magnificent Barcelona and come to Ibiza - an island that never sleeps. If we have a chance we will sail to Formentera and back.
Yes, of course. There will be an experienced skipper and team members on the yacht. They will give you a role and teach you everything you need to know to be a useful team member and feel comfortable.
Yes, all team members will definitely try themselves in different roles to better understand each other. Standing at the helm is an integral part of training for beginners as well as setting sails, and helping the team during moorings.
As a rule, participants in the regatta live on the yacht. The boat has everything you need for a comfortable stay: nice beds, a kitchen, a shower with toilet. If you do not want to live on a yacht, then you can arrange to stay at the hotel onshore.
The crew decides altogether what kind of food they prefer to eat and makes necessary purchases. Simple dishes can be cooked, usually taking turns. Some regattas offer daily meals and intensive evening program for all crews.
We can make an invitation for a visa, but you need to apply for a visa by yourself.
Most people tolerate some seasickness easily. If you feel that you are starting to feel sick, it is best to get at the steering wheel or tune the sails. Get yourself busy, show your body that you don’t have time to get sick, you have to fight for victory in the race. There are also many quite effective medicines from sickness. If you start taking them in advance, then the probability of seasickness is almost zero.
Before each trip, we organize an online meeting where participants get to know each other and the captain. The captain will answer all your questions. The crew will have a group chat so you can get to know each other before the start of the regatta. Then you will meet in the marina.
The main rule is to dress comfortably and according to the weather. Clothing: • windbreaker and pants or shorts; • shirt/jacket with UV protection (thermal underwear and fleece); • adjustable hat/cap; • gloves. We recommend to purchase a long-sleeved jacket with UV protection in order to protect yourself from the sun and strong wind. Yachting shoes should be: • light, with non-slip white outsole; • with the fixed heel; • with a tightly closed nose. During the sailing without shoes, you can fall or injure your fingers and feet on the deck. There are many protruding parts on the boat that are easy to catch. Unfortunately, even experienced sailors are not protected from unpleasant injuries when they ignore this simple rule.