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Dates 2024 not yet confirmedBarcelona is once again the capital of high-level cruising sailing. Enjoy from the city beaches one of the most exciting international regattas in the world, a sea party where the technique of the crew is the key element to win. Next May, the best cruising boats, both national and international, will be present at the 50th Conde de Godó Sailing Trophy, organized by the Real Club Nàutic de Barcelona.
Of all the memorable Catalan traditions, which include 'fire runs' and dancing 'giants', it's arguably the human towers that have the most impact on those watching them. To enjoy a true festival of these castells, head to Vilafranca de Penedès for its annual festa major, from the 29th August to the 2nd September, which commemorates the town's patron Sant Fèlix.
The casteller groups that have more participated in the San Félix Day, August 30, have been els Xiquets de Valls (currently, the Colla Vella and the Colla Joves), the Castellers de Vilafranca and the Minyons de Terrassa. Even so, also has participated els Nens del Vendrell, Colla Jove Xiquets de Tarragona, els Xicots de Vilafranca, among others. Each human tower is an exemplary example of team work, from the crowd forming the supporting pinya at the bottom via the columns formed as each level rises and culminating with the youngest members of the crew scampering right to the very top to crown the construction, which is officially completed once the smallest of all (l'enxaneta) raises his or her hand. Cue thunderous applause.
Prepare to set sail. Well, to at least imagine yourself setting sail on one of the magnificent vessels on display at this year's Barcelona Boat Show, which celebrates its 61st edition this year. This edition sees the city's Port Vell fill up with the latest yachts, speedboats and catamarans for potential buyers to peruse, and the interested to ogle.
The fair will concentrate, at the Moll de la Fusta, the Innovation Dock, a space for start-ups where the new proposals in the field of digitization and environmentally friendly boating will be displayed environment, and electric, hybrid and hydrogen boats can be admired.
All the principal makers of sporting and leisure boats are represented, with hundreds of gleaming crafts on show, alongside numerous stands where you can try the latest technological advances in the sector along with the newest must-have accessories and equipment.
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Feel the asphalt beneath your feet and relish the sense of achievement of crossing the finishing line and maybe even beating your personal best by taking part in one of Barcelona's most prestigious sporting challenges.
With 99 editions under its belt, the Jean Bouin (named after the eponymous French long-distance runner who took part in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics and beat various world records; he was killed in the First World War) has earned the honour of becoming the oldest running race in Barcelona.
The event, which is deeply rooted in the city's sporting culture, attracts all kinds of top-level runners every year, with over 11,000 people taking part in the two Open events (5km and 10km) and 2,000 entrants in the youth categories. The Jean Bouin is organised by Mundo Deportivo, Spain's oldest sports newspaper and one that belongs to the Grupo Godó, Catalonia's leading communications group.
The latest edition of the BCN Sports Film Festival opens on 19th February. The 14th edition of the festival, which this year will take place in different venues throughout the city, will be screening the best contemporary sports films.
Those loud engines are getting ready to rev once more at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Over three days in June, Barcelona hosts the ninth event of this year's F1 Championship Season, the Fórmula 1 AWS Gran Premio de España. This is undoubtedly one of the biggest dates on Barcelona's sporting calendar, and an amazing opportunity to see the celebrated drivers and teams taking part in one of the most thrilling sports in the world.
This sporting event combining swimming, cycling and running is undoubtedly on the rise and becoming a trend among those who are looking for a more varied exercise that provides more than just one single sport. It is no surprise that the Barcelona Triathlon attracts thousands of people to its waterfront every year.
With four distances and modalities available, participants can choose between supersprint, sprint, elite short, aquathlon and olympic, taking part as individuals, in couples (both should finish the race together) or as a relay team for olympic and sprint (with two of more members sharing the effort).
This year, in addition, the Barcelona Triathlon adapts the circuit for the youngest with the Junior Challenge, for boys and girls between 12 and 17 years old.Watch a video
Dates 2024 not yet confirmedIf you are a motorcycle lover you can't miss the event of the year: the Monster Energy MotoGP Grand Prix. A weekend where world's greatest riders such as Marc Márquez, Joan Mir, or Fabio Quartararo will make your heart vibrate at every turn. Rhythm, strategy, speed and much more at the Catalan MotoGP Grand Prix ™ and the Barcelona-Catalonia Circuit.
Dates 2024 not yet confirmedThe XVI Puig Classic Sailing Regatta Barcelona is a spectacular competition that should definitely not be missed: over twenty classic and vintage sailing vessels are returning once again to the coast of Barcelona. They represent the participants of this regatta organized by the Royal Yacht Club of Barcelona. Their history and tradition allied to their majesty and beauty take center stage in the city’s port.
This is the tenth consecutive year that the CSIO Barcelona has welcomed this equestrian competition. This is the grand final of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup and is the most important showjumping competition on the international calendar. Over the course of four days ten competitions will be held, three of which are individual trials and seven are part of the Nations Cup. Jockeys, amazons and horses from different countries will turn out for this high-level show in Barcelona. This year, the competition also includes the PoloPark, an area designed for family leisure activities due to their commitment to bringing the world of horses and a love of animals to society.
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