The conclusion of a colonial and a market-based finale fireworks and music are the main novelties of the Second Festival of the Sea to be held in the Bay of Santander on 11 to 15 September and will involve 22 ships . The event includes a six-race sailing from Amsterdam to Santander, visiting ships, sporting events, a series of conferences and links to the candles.


The mayor of Santander, Iñigo de la Serna, the director of the Regional Society of Tourism of the Government of Cantabria, Antonio Sainz-Pardo, the president of the Port Authority, Cristian Manrique and the president of the Foundation of Cantabria Villas Antonio Longarela presented Yesterday all acts that are included in this festival that has achieved great international prestige.
Among the twelve large sailing boats participating Class A, B, C, as ‘Europe’, the ‘Mercedes’, the ‘Astrid’ and ‘Thalassa’, the four flag Netherlands, the ‘Mir’, Russian; or the Spanish ‘Cantabria Infinita’, ‘Nao Victoria’, ‘Saltillo’ and ‘Juan de Langara’. Also docked at the city ‘Giving Mlodeziezy’ (Poland), ‘Bon Temps’ (Spain) and the ‘Unity Line Shark’.
The festival also has the collaboration of different administrations, and the Navy, Customs, Civil Guard or Salvage, with their boats more representative.
The first boats arrive in the afternoon of Friday the 11th. While it will be on Saturday, day 12 when the tall ships arrive and officials inaugurated the festival which will close on Tuesday with a stop Candles.
The market will be open during all days of the festival and the people who so wish may visit the boats.
But if Santander Festival starts on the 12th, 115 people will begin to live it seven days earlier, when departing from Amsterdam to Santander as ‘trainees’ in some of the participating yachts. Anyone fond of sailing, or wanting to know the sea can still join by paying 600 euros, which included a trip to Amsterdam, meals and a small team.
Longarela said that so far have signed up people of all ages “with desire to live an adventure.
De la Serna said that this activity reinforces the candidacy of Santander European City of Culture 2016 because it is international, and “focus is the sea.” Manrique said he is proud to participate in this event port “with such international significance” and Sainz-Pardo hoped the festival called perviva live long.
Information obtained from www.eldiariomontanes.es