The Saló Nàutic de Barcelona hosts the VIII edition of the Paddle Race – CVBJ
10/15/2021 at 11:55 PM CEST
The SalÃ³ NÃ utic de Barcelona organized by the Fira de Barcelona in collaboration with the National Association of Nautical Companies (ANEN) welcomes this Sunday the VIII edition of the Barcelona Paddle Race, the most important open sea kayaking test in Catalonia. The competition will start at SalÃ³ and arrive in Badalona.
In addition to this test, visitors who come to the site located on the Fusta and Spain docks will be able to enjoy a wide variety of activities related to the marine environment and its centuries-old tradition.
So the Catalan Federation of Culture and Maritime and Fluvial Heritage has made seven traditional sailboats available to the SalÃ³ for the enjoyment of visitors who wish, while the OceÃ nica Navigation Foundation (FNOB) He participates with four competition vessels, including an 18-meter IMOCA Escuela, with which he wishes to contribute to the dissemination of transoceanic sailing.
The SalÃ³ NÃ utic de Barcelona has in this edition with the help of Albaola, a factory for creating boats using the classical method, a living museum and a business school in Pasaia (Guipuzcoa), which features a replica whaler from the San Juan, one of the first transoceanic cargo ships that sailed from the Basque Country to Newfoundland in the 16th century.
A exhibition on Juan SebastiÃ¡n Elcano and various practical workshops for making hemp fiber ropes with traditional wooden machines complete the offer of traditional boating. A wide offer that will be enhanced by conferences and performances by musical groups.
After a year of absence due to the pandemic, the SalÃ³ Nautic of Barcelona began its 59th edition on Tuesday 12 October and will close its doors on Sunday 17. The competition chaired by Luis Conde has come back stronger than ever and for the first time in its history it lasted six days, one more than habit .