One of the most popular areas in Spain in the Yachting Community is Mallorca. With its beautiful clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, hundreds of small bays and coves, and high quality accommodation ensuring that the island has everything to offer for those wishing to charter a boat or yacht, it is the perfect place for all sailing enthusiasts.
Many of the island's Marinas have excellent facilities for those who wish to bring their own yachts to the island for long or short term visits.These marinas offer quality service in classic setting with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Most marinas have comprehensive marine and repair facilities, electricity and water at each berth, and assistance for getting your boat in and out of the water. Many now also offer sailing lessons and courses at licensed RYA Training Centres where you can achieve the qualifications needed to sail your boat with confidence and safety.
There are a variety of companies throughout the island providing the many services required for yachting in Mallorca, from skippers and crews to full refurbishment, engineers, yacht brokerage and yacht surveyors.
If you wish to explore the coastal waters of Mallorca then Boat Charter is a fantastic opportunity. There is the option to charter motor boats or sailing yachts, completely different modes of travel, with or without crew depending on your sailing ability and experience and there are many yachts are of the highest standard and of various sizes depending upon your experience and budget.
Exhibitions are held throughout the year here in Mallorca, including "Superyacht". In April of every year why not visit the Salon Nautico Internacional where the companies and professionals of the yachting fraternity meet regularly, on the Paseo Maritimo de Palma.
Apart from these services there are various boat trips and cruises on offer which will take you around the breathtaking coast of Mallorca. There are trips such as the one from Colonia de Sant Jordi port to the National Park of the Archipelago of Cabrera and the National Park of Sa Dragonera near Andratx.
Throughout the year there are many sailing competitions around the island. These include the XIII Regatta Breitling Illes Baleares which includes the prestigious King's Cup and in mid August there is the Trophy Admiral Conde of Barcelona with hundreds of classic boats constructed before 1975, which is often held in the Bay of Palma.
Here are some highlights from day one of the Kings Cup of 2009.