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The Salt Route: the most important regatta in the Mediterranean
The Ruta de la Sal is the most important offshore regatta in the Mediterranean where hundreds of fans gather each year. A unique opportunity to be part of a team of crew members with and without experience, together with professionals from the nautical world, in one of the most special events of the year.

What are you waiting for to be part of the Ruta de la Sal ?
Frequent questions
  • ⭐ What is the Ruta de la Sal?
    The Ruta de la Sal is a deep-sea regatta in the Mediterranean, departing from the ports of Barcelona or Denia to Ibiza , in which sailing cruise ships participate. It is one of the nautical competitions with the highest participation in the country.
  • ✅ Can anyone participate in the Ruta de la Sal?
    Yes, whether or not you have experience. You will only need a competitive spirit and desire to enjoy this adventure collaborating with the team. In Sailwiz you will find different teams with which to participate.
  • ➡️ How can I join the Ruta de la Sal?
    At Sailwiz we make it easy for you. We offer you various options with departures from Barcelona, Denia and even Valencia so that you can find the boat that best suits your expectations. You can reserve your place as a participant in the Ruta de la Sal under the conditions you prefer. Availability inquiry!
  • ⚡ Is experience needed to participate in the Ruta de la Sal?
    Experience is not required, but it is recommended. You will be able to collaborate with the team in other ways and learn from the professionals while enjoying the competition. If you have experience, this regatta is a great opportunity to share and put into practice everything you know with your teammates.
  • ⌚ When should I sign up for the Ruta de la Sal?
    If you are going to join one of the ships that offer their places in Sailwiz, registration is until the crew is complete, so the sooner you secure your place the better, so as not to run out of space.
  • ✍ When is the Ruta de la Sal celebrated?
    The celebration of the Ruta de la Sal coincides each year with the Easter holidays in the months of March or April and lasts for four days.
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  • The origins of the Salt Route

    The origin of the Route de la Sal regatta dates back to the Second Carlist War in 1846, when the Carlist blocked the city of Barcelona and salt reserves were declining. A businessman raised the challenge of bringing salt from the Pitiusas Islands to several shippers, economically rewarding the first to arrive.

    But it was not until 1989, when the route was called La Ruta de la Sal - Pepe Ferrás Trophy and began to compete annually. It is a Mediterranean height regatta in which sailing cruisers participate. It is part of the group of sailing competitions with greater participation in the country, being authorized by the autonomous sailing federations of Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and the Valencian Community.

    The regatta is limited to 175 vessels that obtain their place in strict order of registration. Therefore, if you are interested in participating in the next edition of the Salt Route, find out about the different options proposed by Sailwiz.
  • Original route of the Salt Route

    The traditional route of the Ruta de la Sal is leaving from the port of Denia to the port of San Antonio de Portmany, located in Ibiza. Currently, the race has three different itineraries:

    ▷ From Barcelona to Ibiza: Departure from Port Ginesta and arrival at the San Antonio Abad port of Ibiza, with an approximate distance of 140 MN.
    ▷ From Denia to Ibiza: Departure from the port of Denia and arrival at the San Antonio Abad port of Ibiza, with an approximate distance of 120 MN.
    ▷ From Mallorca to Ibiza: Departure from Andratx port and arrival at the San Antonio Abad port of Ibiza, with an approximate distance of 103 MN.
  • When is the Ruta de la Sal regatta held?

    The celebration of the Ruta de la Sal coincides each year with the Easter holidays , and lasts for four days. Registration is open a couple of months in advance, so by January you could already sign up for a crew team.
  • Is it necessary to have experience to participate in the Salt Route?
    To compete in the Ruta de la Sal it is not necessary to have experience, the only requirement is to want to learn and enjoy the competition, although it is always recommended and very helpful to have nautical knowledge prior to any crossing.

    For those experienced amateurs, this regatta is a great opportunity to be part of a team of professional crew members and help the team to be among the winning boats. For those who don't, it will be a very rewarding self-improvement experience that will awaken your adrenaline to continue experimenting in the nautical world.

    For years it has been very common to find teams made up of participants who want to live the experience and who join skippered boats that make places available to the public. Sailwiz acts as a platform for all those participating boats that are looking for crew members for their teams, therefore, if you are still interested, contact us and we will solve all your doubts.
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