This week started with high doses of adrenaline after the 7 IMOCA boats set sail from Barcelona, beginning the Europa Warm’Up race. We’ve also received great news from Norway and will be soon unveiling a very special video about navigation…we’ll keep you posted.
MaxSea International is very happy to be an official sponsor of the Europa Warm’Up race, a 3.300 nautical miles adventure in 2 legs: Barcelona-Cascais/Cascais-La Rochelle.
The race, organised by the FNOB and IMOCA, will serve as the essential final major event before November’s start of the Vendée Globe race around the world, as they announce, it’s the « Last call before the Vendée Globe ».
It stars 7 IMOCA Open 60 boats (6 French, 1 Spanish): MACIF (who’s also sponsored by MaxSea), Virbac-Paprec, PRB, Banque Populaire, Groupe Bel, Cheminées Poujoulat, and ACCIONA 100% Ecopowered.
Today in Catalonia is Sant Jordi’s Day, the day when women and men exchange roses (for her) and books (for him).
Although celebrated in many countries around the world, the Catalan version of Saint George, patron saint of the region, commemorates different things:
The death of a fourth-century Roman saint who is said to have saved a princess from a dragon. In the Catalan version, on the spot where the dragon was slain in the town of Montblanc, a rose grew, giving birth to the local Valentine’s Day.
An ancient Festival of Roses signaling the arrival of spring.
National Book Day, on day of the death of Miguel de Cervantes in 1616.
Nowadays, the merging of the saint, the book, and the rose has become one of the most important Catalan festivities and its importance as a major cultural event is gaining attention worldwide.
We jumped at the opportunity to give you some good websites where you can find a vast selection of sailing literature of all kinds:
With two short weeks due to Easter Holidays, we decided to publish pictures from April 2 to 13 altogether. Many fishing-related images but also colorful and impressive pics of mediterranean ports and boats.