The sailing club was founded in 1903 as a private sports association
to promote the culture of the sea and associated sporting activities, by providing
members with the services and means of relaxation and recreation considered appropriate
for the best possible development of the company, with sailing as the main sport.
Since it was founded, the sailing club has clearly shown its ability, both on a national
and international scale, to organise regattas of a very high level, such as:
• Snipe Class World Championship
• Formula 40 World Championship
• Snipe Class European Championship
• 470, Snipe, TDV, Vaurien and Optimist Spanish Championships
• Regatta I Olympic Classes
• Stages of the Vuelta a España
• Stage I of the Vuelta Ibérica de Vela
• HRH Count of Barcelona Trophy Stage
• Cruise, 470, Snipe, Vaurien, Optimist and Hobbie Regional Championships
• International Regatta Snipe Class Yachts Gran Trofeo Valencia (held 44 times)
• Admiral Sánchez-Barcaiztegui Trophy- IMS Class Tribute Regatta to the Navy (held 17 times)
• Trofeo S.M. La Reina (HM THE QUEEN TROPHY) – IMS Class – Classic and Vintage Vessel Division (held 6 times)
• IMS World Championship 2000
• Rolex IMS Offshore World Championship 2001
• Snipe Class Spanish Championship 2003
The ROYAL SAILING CLUB OF VALENCIA has its own fleets of the Cruise,
Snipe, Laser, 420, Europe and Optimist classes,
and it organises regattas every weekend throughout the year.
It also organises social championships on an annual basis for different categories of fishing, tennis, frontennis, and squash. A large number of the club’s five thousand members are great lovers of these sports.
The club has a Sailing School with sailing courses for beginners and intermediate levels. Between 500 and 800 pupils attend these courses each year, and between 150 and 200 pupils attend the School’s sail cruising courses.
Since 1998, it has collaborated with the Municipal Foundation of the Town Council of Valencia to promote sailing amongst children in Valencia, by signing an agreement with the Foundation to subsidize 50% of the courses. Thanks to this collaboration agreement, almost 3,000 children have been able to attend the sailing courses at our installations.
In 1982, the sailing club moved to the port of Valencia, where it remains today near the new mouth of the river Turia.
In 1992, its installations were extended from 75,000m2 of land and 144,000m2 of sea to 100,000m2 and 250,657m2 respectively, making it the largest sailing club in Spain. The number of moorings available also increased from 1,011 to 1,206.
It was appointed Club of the Year in 1999, and later, on 12 January 2000, it became part of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit, in the Silver Plate category.
In 2003 (the year of its 100th anniversary), it designed and extended its installations with the construction of two new buildings for over 200 storerooms, more than 30 shops, and 8 offices. It also created 120 new moorings and another 25 moorings for longer vessels.
During 2004, work on new offices and the social area came to an end. They were opened only days before the VI Trofeo S.M. La Reina (HM The Queen Trophy)-Tribute Regatta to the Navy-XVII Admiral Marcial Sánchez-Barcaiztegui Cup was held.
Furthermore, as the city of Valencia has been chosen to host the 32nd America’s Cup in the year 2007, the Louis Vouitton Regatta and the America’s Cup will be held here in our waters.
At present, several teams remain at the Royal Sailing Club of Valencia: the Italian team “Prada”, the American team “Oracle-BMW”, the French team “Le Defi”, and the winning team of the 31 America’s Cup “Alinghi”.