The Balearic nautical sector, ready for the return of the Copa del Rey

The Balearic nautical sector, ready for the return of the Copa del Rey
The nautical employer organization AENIB celebrates the return of the Copa del Rey

For the nautical sector and for Balearic society as a whole. In fact, the 37th edition of the regatta in 2018 had an economic impact of almost 17.5 million euros for the Balearic economy, according to a study by the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB). This economic injection, 2.2 million per day over the 8 days of the event, mainly affected economic activities such as maritime, air and inland transport, accommodation, complementary services, leisure, culture and services related to the organization and maintenance of the boats registered.

Everything is ready for the start of one of the most anticipated editions of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE and from August 2 to 7 the Real Club Náutico de Palma will host the big event for sailing enthusiasts.

Many of the Balearic nautical companies associated with AENIB provide their services and expertise to the participating boats, in need of the highest quality care and service in a variety of areas such as electronics, general and specific maintenance of rigging, sailmaking and cordage, among others.

This great social and sporting event has an impact worth of millions on the Balearic economy and contributes to position the Islands as one of the main nautical destinations in the world.

In addition, the sporting and social interest aroused by this regatta and its international media coverage, given the high level of the sailors and personalities who participate, contribute to position the Balearic Islands, even more if possible, as one of the most important nautical destinations in the world.

That is why "the Association of Nautical Companies in the Balearic Islands (AENIB), as the main organization for Balearic nautical employers, celebrates and supports the return of this important event, very beneficial for the economy of our islands and for the projection of its image around the world," in the words of Margarita Dahlberg, honorary president of AENIB. "In addition, the fact that this regatta is being held demonstrates to the world that the Balearic Islands, with one of the highest vaccination rates in the area, is a totally safe destination for tourism," she adds. "The vast majority of workers in the marine industry are vaccinated," she emphasizes.

For a sporting and social event of this magnitude to take place, it is essential to have the support of a robust nautical sector of international prestige, made up of top-level companies that make the Balearics the nautical hub par excellence in the Mediterranean. "Our companies provide the participating boats with the highest quality service in a variety of areas" explains Dahlberg, who is also CEO of Dahlberg S.A, a company specializing in nautical electronics with a division for regattas under the B&G brand.

On the other hand, "it is marvelous to see the Bay of Palma serving as a racecourse for these formidable vessels, manned by some of the best sailors in the world. We encourage the general public to come to the coast to enjoy this privileged spectacle and be intoxicated by the thrill of sailing. We live on an island, so let´s enjoy the sea in all its facets," Dahlberg concludes.


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