Thursday 30 April 2009

The Comunitat Valenciana is sailing ahead

The waters of the Comunitat Valenciana coastline will be turned into a battlefield this week as the most exciting naval contests will be fought out. As five Level 0 races, the highest racing category, will be setting off from Alicante, Valencia and Castellón.

From 30th April until 3rd May, the XII Grau de Castelló-Sant Antoni de Portmany Crossing will be taking place off the coastline of Castellón de la Plana, whereas participants in the VII 222 Mile Lágrimas de Santa Marta Trophy will be setting off from the port of La Vila Joiosa, in a competition that can earn the competitors points for the Official Racing Calendar of the Spanish Royal Sailing Federation for the High Seas Spanish Championship in the Mediterranean Zone and the Spanish Single-Handed and A2 Championship.

And there's even more, because in Valencia, just like every year, the exciting Laser Cup is also getting underway. And over the weekend, all eyes will be on the town of Dénia as it hosts the Spanish Catamaran Cup between 1st and 3rd May, and the Euro Cup 29er Regatta, which will be setting off from the Dénia Royal Sailing Club.


Benidorm Medieval Market

Happy birthday Benidorm! 684 years old next week and to celebrate, the Lords of the Manor are holding 'Ye Olde Medieval Market IX' and all the vassals, serfs, knights and wandering beggars of the village are invited.

Taking place on ye 1st to 3rd of ye merrye month of May, the market will be held in the Elche Park and Paseo de Colon where around 70 market stalls will occupy a specially themed area to give a real flavour of the middle ages.

The following week on 9th May, professional actors will re-enact the presentation of the town's charter in 1325 in front of the Nautical Club on the Paseo de Colon.

The council have big plans for the market and want to make it a much bigger event next year with around 200 stalls, music, and spectacles.