The distance travelled is approximately 12km, which requires some physical preparation and skill in the handling of the canoe. There is the option of doing the Sant Elm to Puerto de Dragonera route (5 km) for the uninitiated.
Being a non-competitive test, the start will last 20 minutes from the moment the horn sounds to start the race. Once that time has passed, no paddler can join Sa Volta.
The organization reserves the right to postpone (to 30thJune) or to vary the route depending on the state of the sea and recommendations of Maritime Security of the Balearic Islands.
Date: 16th June 2019 at 9am
Start & Arrival location: Sant Elm Beach
Registration: T-shirt of the race, Bib, shirt, memorable gift, diploma, etc. can be collected from 7:30am on the same day at the place of the start of the race (Playa de Sant Elm). Also a breakfast is available (Laccao or juice and pastries)
You should have personal accident insurance (this is not included in the insurance of participating vessels, which the owners will also need to have).
It is mandatory to wear the life jacket and it is required that the canoe must have the canopy cover of waterproof boats. Boats that do not meet these requirements may not participate.
There will refreshment in the port of Dragonera and a refreshment and snack will be provided at the end of the test at Sant Elm Beach. You will be able to collect the diploma on arrival (tables will be closing at 13:30pm).
Registration & Prices: www.elitechip.net (you can download the registration form)
- from April 16th to 31st May: 20€
- from 1st to 13th June: 25€
- same day registration at Sant Elm Beach: 40€
People federated in canoeing and in possession of Carnet Jove, will get a discount of 2€ that will be returned on the beach, once the corresponding accreditation is presented.
At the end of the race you can participate in a draw (with your assigned number) at Sant Elm beach. The prices include 1 Canoe (Piraguas GM), also ‘VolRas’ and ‘Mamut’ purchase gift vouchers.
Security: The test will have all the necessary security measures.
Training and Nutritional advice by Katie Handyside:
I can highly recommend this event!
Hire your canoe or Kayak early on in the month – they get booked out quickly. Otherwise if you have your own, that’s even better. I did this with my brother and we hired a two-man kayak. It was super fun and I seem to remember we did really well. It takes a couple of hours or the whole day, depending on how you want to play it. You can stop off for a swim in a beautiful cove en-route.
Take a picnic, to enjoy on the beach when you finish. Water and sunscreen is a must. Do be careful, if it’s rough. The lifeguards are on standby, but the water running between the island and St Elm can push and pull you, depending on the wind.
There is always a huge turn out and the bay will be covered with boats.
Make sure you arrive early to ensure parking – spectators are welcome.
Make sure you wear a swinsuit and a hat!
Written by Katie Handyside
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Katie has a lifetime worth of experience in health and wellness and has worked globally including LA, Vancouver and Seattle. She not only focuses on nutrition and exercise but also blood work, over-all health analysis, heart rate variability, sleeping, oxygen therapy/ altitude training, papimi and other treatments. She has a whole host of tools to ensure a 360’ approach to having you feeling the best you can.
Previously based in STP , Palma’s super yacht boatyard for over 5 years , Katie is now mobile which means she is able to train you on board your yacht, at the beach, in the park or at home – training and nutrition brought to you.