This new regatta It will talke place from 27 August to 3 September 2017
The regatta is promoted by the European Sailing Association, and organized by THE ROYAL NAUTICAL CLUB OF LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIAS, the NAVAL DE CASCAIS CLUB and THE NAVAL DE LISBOA.
The Discoveries Race 2017 will take place from 27 August to 3 September with departure cities of Lisbon-Cascais and arrival to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Nowadays its registration, has been opened. This Regatta is a tribute to the Armies of the two discovering countries par excellence, Spain and Portugal.
The idea of this ocean Regatta was born in the European Sailing Fraternity of the through the thematic Committees held on the occasion of the Investiture of new Members in the city of Oporto in September 2016, where the member Enrique Boissier from Las Palmas presented the idea of Regatta reviving the old regatta Brest -Las Palmas. The idea was well received and led a group of members to begin to work on it. The proposal was to create a regatta in tribute to the two great Discovering countries in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries as were Spain and Portugal.
The exit will be held in front of one of the most emblematic sites such as the Monument to the Discoveries, in the Tower of Belem in Lisbon.
This Atlantic regatta between the Iberian Peninsula and the Canary Islands tries to promote the sport, cultural and economic exchange;
In addition it has an aim to promote the understanding, friendship and equality among friends of different nationalities and that has as common passion, the sea.