About Sitges Classic
We are a group of international sailors, classic-boat lovers, and sailing enthusiasts, all with a fiery passion for everything maritime. After years of attending the Classic Regattas at the French riviera, seeing the great fleets of ships, and immersing ourselves in the vibrant events and activities surrounding the regattas, we saw a great opportunity to recreate the festivities in our own sunny town of Sitges.
Every year around the mid-end of June, the flotilla of classic boats move south from their home-ports, in the French riviera, and sail to Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, and Mahon, where they attend the Spanish Classic Regattas in July and August.
This crossing makes it an ideal time to invite these boats to the warm, rustic town of Sitges, where they’ll find our vibrant town filled with authentic restaurants, dynamic bars, and a cosmopolitan vibe unlike any other town in the province.
From palm-tree-filled promenades and sandy beaches, to top-class cocktail bars and restaurants, Sitges has something to offer to everyone, and whether you’re a full-fledge Skipper or a sailing enthusiast, everyone is welcome. So make sure you don’t miss this year’s Sitges-Classic Regatta.
The Sitges Regatta
Held at the end of July, the Vela Clasica Sitges is the perfect stop over for sailors finishing the Barcelona XIII Puig Vela Clàssica (14th to the 17th of July) waiting to cross to Menorca’s capital, Mahón, for the XVII Copa del Rey Vela Clásica MenorcaI (25th to the 29th of August).
Rather than enduring a tedious wait before heading to Menorca, the fleet can head down to Sitges, where they can spend time crawling the rustic streets, bustling bars, or the picturesque seafront, before they get back on the water, hoist the sails, and hold fast.
The idyllic town already hosts a large number of events such as the world-renowned Sitges Film Festival, and therefore makes for the perfect place to host a Classic Yacht Regatta. Other than the delicious restaurants and lively bars, you’ll find a number of popup events, food-trucks, bars, and so much more. So come down to Sitges, visit our beloved church, catch the sun by the beach, and enjoy a spectacle of beautiful boats sailing up and down the coastline.