Ophiusa regatta

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The Ophiusa regatta, an offshore race from Port Olimpic (Barcelona) to Port La Savina (Formentera). Ibiza, port or port tack? A real challenge for the regatta tacticians!



Formentera: its name is one of the great mysteries of the island of Formentera. Many historians and linguists have tried to find out the origin of their denomination, but none of them has come up with an etymology that supposed the end to as many speculations as people have come to the island.

In Greek Ophiusa means "land of snakes", since the Greek and Roman legends assured that the island was full of a numerous and evil genre of snakes the certain thing is that in Formentera there have never been snakes, although if lizards, reptile that has always been very present.

Other origins point to it as Frumentaria (from Latin), or Isla del Trigo, although there is no documented record of this either, as it is an island of poor lands for growing it.

The one we like the most is the Promontoria (from Latin), a word that would be adapted by Latinos and Hispanics when they referred to Barbería and La Mola due to their height, whose deformation would come from their difficulty in pronouncing a consonant followed by the r. In this way Promontoria would become in Formontoria, then in Formentera, without a doubt one of the first geological points of the island when arriving from the sea ... to our arrival of the Ophiusa Regatta!

The Ophiusa regatta. It starts with the departure from Port Aiguadolç (Sitges) and ends at Port La Savina (Formentera).

As a curiosity, this regatta can be chosen between 2 different defeats, the first one in this case is to leave Ibiza by starboard passing near the islet of Tagomago and crossing in turn the Freus that divide Ibiza and Formentera to give the arrival at the port of the Sabina from Formentera.

The second alternative is to leave Ibiza by port passing Es Vedrá, south of Ibiza. Both routes have a similar distance around 160 miles. Choosing the appropriate defeat according to the characteristics presented by the weather is another incentive of the regatta.

After the arrival of the regatta, one of the most fun and expected moments for the sailors: the delivery of the trophies to the winners of the Ophiusa Regatta! Participate in this unique and extraordinary experience. Sign up now!


What does our experience include?

  • Fully equipped sailing boat rental
  • Skipper
  • Registration rights
  • Insurance
  • Fuel
  • Final cleaning

What does our experience not include?

Does not include: food, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, Federation licences in the regattas.


What do I need to bring?

Clothes for the experience, photo or video camera, and... want to enjoy an epic adventure!


Experience Plan

Day: 1

  • 07:00 pm Arrival at Port Olímpic
  • 08:30 pm Meeting of skippers.
  • 09:30 pm Dinner in the village and early night.

Day: 2

  • 08:00 am Breakfast and preparations before the start.
  • 10:00 am Start of the regatta. Destination: Port La Sabina (Formentera). 170 nautical miles.

Day: 3

  • We will arrive at Port La Savina long Friday, everything will depend on the wind and our tactics. Time to rest.

Day: 4

  • 12:00 am Departure and anchoring in Ses Illetes. Return at sunset.
  • 09:00 pm Dinner in the village and prize giving party.

Day: 5

  • 10:00 am Departure from La Savina back to Barcelona. Depending on the weather and the mood, heading for Columbretes, Dragonera or direct to Barcelona.

Day: 6

  • Arrival at the Olympic Port of Barcelona around midday or early afternoon.

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