Barcelona is a Mediterranean city of great maritime tradition, with a coastline stretching along 4 km. The recovery of Barcelona’s waterfront has been one of the city’s most important transformations.
In 2004 Barcelona celebrated the Festival of the Sea, within the frame of the Universal Forum of Cultures and was host port to the Tall Ships Race in its first Mediterranean edition. In 2007 Barcelona became the successful host port, for the second time, to the Tall Ships gathering.
From the 21st to the 24th of September 2013 Barcelona’s Port Vell will once more stage the Mediterranean Tall Ships Regatta 2013 organised by the Sail Training International, a registered non-profit foundation which since it was founded in 1956, has promoted education and development of youngsters of all nationalities, religion and social background through sail training.
These last few years the STI activities have grown further afield and are now represented in member countries as is the case of the Sail Training Association España (STAE), of which El Far Consortium is a member, together with its training vessel, the Far Barcelona. The Mediterranean Tall Ships Regatta 2013 in Barcelona is organised by the Barcelona Foundation for Ocean Sailing (FNOB) with the cooperation of El Far Consortium.
Barcelona’s Port Vell will become a privileged stage for the 4 day festival, in which visitors will have access to the ships moored in the port and allow them a closer look at the vessels. The crews will share their commitment to sustainability and the culture of the sea with all those visitors that join them on board.
For further information:La Spezia.