Since 2009 IOMRAMH has organized the Mediterranean Currach Regatta in the Port of Barcelona. Participation in this annual event has grown in numbers year after year, bringing international crews to the competition. The regatta has become both a sports event and a celebration of Irish tradition and culture on Mediterranean waters.
In 2011 the Coonagh Currach Club, from Limerick (Ireland) traveled to Barcelona to compete and demonstrate the full capacity of a currach in the hands of a skilled and experienced crew. More crews from Ireland are expected to participate in 2012, as well as more crews from Norway, Catalonia and elsewhere, meaning more craic and more sport for this wonderful event.
Timetable for the day – March 18th 2012
12.00 – 12.30
Crews meet at Reial Club Marítim de Barcelona. Every crew must wear their sponsor T-shirt “The morning after fill”- Complimentary sandwich and tea will be offered to rowers to gather strength
Team Draw with two categories: Amateurs and Pros
13.00 – 16.00
Regatta (watch it from any point along the Maremàgnum Bridge)
16.00 – 18.30
At Terrace of RCMB: Live Irish Music with Drónán (16-17.30) / Dancing with Aires Celtes (17.30-18), Award Presentation (18-18.15). 100% Irish Black Angus Burgers with Cheddar Cheese and Catalan beer available for all guests!!!
18.30 – 20.00
At Saló Noble of RCMB: as the sun goes down outside we’ll move inside for some live Funk&Soul with amazing Sinead & The Sinners!
20.00 – 21.00
DJ Ben (UK) will spin his groovy tunes to close the event in style!
:: IOMRAMH ::
The IV Puig Barcelona Vela Clàssica will be held in Barcelona from 13 and 16 July, with 44 boats taking part. The regatta, which brings vintage yachts to the city, is split into three categories: pre-1949 boats, pre-1975 boats and recently built boats made with traditional techniques and materials.
If anything distinguishes it from other regattas in Spain it is precisely the great historical and cultural value of the boats taking part.
These sailing vessels were designed and built towards the end of the 19th century and early 20th century, in a spirit of quality, harmony and beauty that has all but disappeared from boat building today.
Regata Barcelona Vela Clàssica Trofeu Puig | From 13/07/2011 to 16/07/2011
Port Vell -> Moll Espanya, 1 | Ciutat Vella