Start:Dénia, Alicante, Spain
Finish:07820 Sant Antoni de Portmany, Balearic Islands, Spain
Copa del Canal regatta annually gathers up to 50 yachts that sail from Denia to San Antonio, Ibiza. The regatta starts from the Royal Yacht Club of Denia, and then the yachts sail without stops and visibility of the land. The regatta is difficult, because of night shifts when you cannot lose vigilance. The currents also make this regatta unpredictable. Skippers and crews must devote time to studying weather maps and determine the best route. For beginners, participation in this regatta is a good opportunity to try their hand at the competitionы, to be on the same crew with experienced yachtsmen and practice yachting.
Like all Spanish regattas, Copa del Canal is well organized. The award ceremony takes place in the marina of Es Nautic, San Antoni, Ibiza.
The regatta, held in October, closes the Spanish summer yachting season.
Check-in on the yacht during the day. Сlub Nautico Campomanes, Alicante Airport (ALC), Spain.
Training crossing Club Nautico Campomanes - Real Club Nautico Denia, 45 n.m. Registration.
Denia is a small beautiful Spanish town between Valencia and Alicante on the Costa Blanca. It is known for the long strip of sandy beaches. Denia has one of the most developed marinas in Spain. This is the closest in port mainland Spain to the Balearic Islands.
Start of the regatta. Real Club Nautico Denia - Club Nautico Sant Antoni (Ibiza), 70 n.m.
Award ceremony - Club Nautico Sant Antoni (Ibiza)
Crossing Club Nautico Sant Antoni (Ibiza) - Сlub Nautico Campomanes, 85 n.m.
Leaving during the day. Сlub Nautico Campomanes, Alicante airport (ALC), Spain
The regatta runs along the route Denia - San Antonio.
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.