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The Ophiusa regatta, an offshore regatta from Barcelona to Formentera. Ibiza, port or starboard? What is your decision for this offshore regatta?
Formentera: its name is one of the great mysteries of this island from whose Greek name this regatta takes its name: Ophiusa. Many historians and linguists have tried to find out the origin of its name, but none of them have come up with an etymology that would put an end to as many speculations as there are people who have come to the island.
The story we like best is Promontoria (from Latin), a word that was adapted from Latin and Hispanic when the latter referred to the capes of Barbería and La Mola because of their height, the deformation of which would come from the difficulty of the latter to pronounce a consonant followed by an r. Thus Promontoria would become Formontoria, then Formentera, undoubtedly one of the first geological points of the island when arriving from the sea... at our arrival at the Ophiusa Regatta!
The Ophiusa regatta starts from Port Olimpic (Barcelona) and finishes in Port La Savina (Formentera).
As a curiosity, this regatta can be chosen between two different routes, the first in this case is to leave Ibiza to starboard passing near the islet of Tagomago and crossing Los Freus which divides Ibiza and Formentera to arrive at the port of La Sabina in Formentera.
The first in this case is to leave Ibiza to starboard, passing close to the islet of Tagomago and crossing Los Freus, which divides Ibiza and Formentera, to finish in the port of La Sabina in Formentera.
The second alternative is to leave Ibiza on the port side, passing Es Vedrá, to the south of Ibiza. Both routes have a similar distance of around 160 miles. Choosing the right course depending on the weather conditions is an added attraction of the regatta.
After the arrival of the regatta, one of the most fun and eagerly awaited moments for the sailors: the presentation of the trophies to the winners of the Ophiusa Regatta!
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