During August, whilst the ocean racing world is dominated by large scale events, such as the Copa del Rey Mapfre, there are many other unmissable events taking place in the Bay of Biscay and the Balearic Sea. You can find a calendar with the best August Spanish regattas taking place, at the end of this article.

Every year during August, a wide variety of regatta competitions take place in Spain, such as Snipe, Laser, Optimist and Cruceros, and have gained worldwide prestige, because of their level of difficulty and and level of sailing experience of local yacht clubs. The long coastline of the north of Spain, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Bay of Biscay creates unique sea conditions which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

The Galician provinces where regattas are more and more popular every summer include Vigo, Ribadeo, Orense and Lugo, and as a result, in these provinces, high-level sailing competitions are held almost every day during August. The rain, clouds and bad weather are a mere prop in scenes as terrifying as they are beautiful in each regatta.

The Balearic Islands also have excellent conditions for high-level regattas, such as the XX Trofeo Illes Balears Clássics. A classic in itself, not to be missed.

Whether you wish to take part in the events, or to be one of the many spectators who attend Galicia and the Balearic Islands each year to enjoy regatta season, attached below is the regatta calendar for August. If you want to have the sailing trip of a lifetime, but lack sailing experience, why not book one of our skippered yacht charters in Vigo or Mallorca on our website.

WEEK OF 4TH TO 10TH OF AUGUST

  • XVII REGATA ESCUELA MUNICIPAL DE VELA RIBADEO 05/08/2014
  • IV TROFEO NOVAGALICIA BANCO 06/08/2014
  • XIV TROFEO DIPUTACION DE LUGO 07/08/2014
  • XLI R. RIAS ALTAS-TROFEO EL CORTE INGLES 07/08/2014- 10/08/2014
  • COPA DE ESPAÑA DE LASER RADIAL W 08/08/2014- 10/08/2014
  • XXII TROFEO CONCELLO DE RIBADEO 08/08/2014
  • I REGATA ESCUELAS DE VERANO CN RIBADEO 09/08/2014
  • VI COPA BALBINA 09/08/2014
  • VIII CONC DE VELA TRADIC.- MEMORIAL J. ANTONIO ZARATE 09/08/2014
  • XIV TROFEO PARADORES 09/08/2014
  • VII CIRCUITO OPTIMIST RIAS ALTAS 09/08/2014- 10/08/2014
  • XXVIII R.MULTI. GRAL GABEIRAS-MEMORIAL CARLOS AGUI 09/08/2014- 10/08/2014
  • 15º T. HOTEL CARLOS I-27º REGATA RUTA DE LAS ISLAS 09/08/2014- 10/08/2014
  • VII REGATA VERANO CN PORTOSIN 09/08/2014
  • III TROFEO SEMANA NAUTICA CN RIBADEO 10/08/2014

WEEK OF 11TH TO 17TH AUGUST

  • XV TROFEO NOVAGALICIA BANCO 11/08/2014
  • III TROFEO ACISA-HACIA 12/08/2014
  • 51ª REGATA RIAS BAIXAS 13/08/2014- 16/08/2014
  • XX TROFEO ILLES BALEARS CLÀSSICS 14/08/2014- 17/08/2014
  • 27º REGATA DE LA RIA 16/08/2014- 17/08/2014

WEEK OF 18TH 24TH OF AUGUST

  • 29º TROFEO PIRAÑA 20/08/2014- 2/08/2014
  • XVII CONCENT. DE ESCOLAS-COPA DIPUTACION DE OURENSE  22/08/2014- 24/08/2014
  • XXVI REGATA MAR DE FINISTERRE-IV TROFEO REPSOL 22/08/2014- 24/08/2014
  • CONC.DE ESCOLAS DE VELA LIXEIRA COSTA DA MORTE 23/08/2014
  • XLVI T. SAN ROQUE-II GRAN PREMIO RAMIRO CARREGAL 23/08/2014- 24/08/2014
  • REGATA FESTAS DO CRISTO 23/08/2014- 24/08/2014
  • XLVI T. SAN ROQUE-II GRAN PREMIO RAMIRO CARREGAL 23/08/2014- 24/08/2014

WEEK OF 25TH TO 31ST OF AUGUST

  • COPA GALICIA DE J80 29/08/2014- 31/08/2014
  • XIV REGATA S.A.R INFANTA ELENA (T.PRESIDENTE) 29/08/2014- 31/2014
  • REGATA CIUDAD DE A CORUÑA CATAMARANES 30/08/2014
  • V TROFEO ELM CAMPOSANCOS 30/08/2014
  • REGATA SENO DE CORCUBION 30/08/2014- 31/2014
  • X REGATA FONDEADERO SAN ADRIAN DE COBRES 30/08/2014- 31/08/2014
  • VI COPA BALBINA 30/08/2014
  • XI LIGA VERANO CNR SADA 2014 30/08/2014
  • REGATA CLASICOS Y TRADICIONALES CIUDAD DE VIGO 30/08/2014- 31/08/2014