The Calp-Formentera-Calp boat race, known as Trofeo Peñón de Ifach, starts this Thursday from the waters of Calp. This is the star boat race from the Real Club Náutico of Calp, created in 1989 at the request of a group of friends who were members of the club, and it has been part of the prestigious group of boat races of the Campeonato de España de Altura de Cruceros for thirteen years. The beauty of the route, the healthy sporting competitiveness and the singularity of the waters make of this race a unique opportunity to ply the Mediterranean Sea.
The competition will begin in Calp on Thursday 2nd of June towards Formentera. On Friday, the contestants will enjoy of a day off and a dinner offered by the Real Club Náutico of Calp, which will give way to the awards ceremony for the first race. The second stage back to Calp’s port will begin the following day. The awards ceremony will be held on June 11th followed by a great dinner at the Real Club Náutico of Calp.
With every edition, the interest in participating in this boat race has grown, making it an essential date for sailing lovers. Thanks to the considerable number of contestants, it is currently one of the most important races of the cruising national circuit. Fifty boats will take part in this race, which means that more than 350 crew members chose this sporting event due to its route and the way it is divided in two separate races.
The Real Club Náutico of Calp in charge of organising this event is a non-profit organisation aimed at promoting nautical sports. For this reason, the organisation offers several activities in the sailing school and organises boat races, nautical conferences and great national and international events. The Club Náutico of Calp was founded in June of 1976 to create an area that would make it easier to practise nautical sports. The Club’s facilities include 264 moorings under the concession of July 11th 2002. This concession was granted for a period of 30 years. The Real Club Náutico of Calp, having José Mas as the president, has an extensive experience organising events of all kinds, both national and international ones. The Trofeo Peñón de Ifach is its star boat race and it is undoubtedly a unique opportunity to ply the waters of Calp in a remarkable competition.