More than 50 years of history

More than half a century dedicated to the sea

On 24th May 1968 a group of friends founded the Club Nàutic l’Escala. They were united by their common interest, the sea, a link that is still at the heart of the Club today. Everything has changed around it… don’t forget that 50 years of history is half a century.

The initial membership pool of 92 has now over 700 members and the infrastructure has been extended to accommodate them in the best possible way. There are more and better quality services available, as well as the programme of activities, which has diversified over time.

All this, together with a full calendar of sporting events, makes the Club an outstanding meeting point on the Costa Brava for all enthusiasts of the sea and sailing.

Port and sport are the two main pillars of the Club’s history. Two ways of opening the doors to the sea and all the wellbeing it brings. Two axes around which the present, past and future of the Club revolve.

Over half a century working for you

The Club has grown and been modernised over time during its more than 50 years of history. Always with the same goal: your convenience. For this reason, the supply and the quality of its services have always been at the centre of the Club’s continuous improvement efforts.

1969 – El Club installs itself in La Clota with two floating pontoons.

1981 – Inauguration of the sports marina. The Club becomes a member of the Association of Marinas and Tourism ports of Catalonia (ACPET).

1994 – Execution project for the Extension of the Clota Petita sports area. Extension of the port concession until 2009.

1996 – First Blue Flag.

1999 – Extension of the port concession until 2029.

2001 – Opening of new port facilities.

2004 – Construction of the new fuel service station and 70m waiting dock.

2005 – Inauguration of the new Sailing School facilities.

2007 – End of the construction works and the improvements to the Clota Petita.

2008 – Attainment of first ISO 9001 and 14001 certificates.

2009 – Attainment of first distinctive EMAS certificate.

2010 – Inauguration of the new Club Headquarters.

2012 – Inauguration of the Club’s new Administrative Office.

2013 – First Club in Catalonia to allow online reservations for moorings.

Promoting water sports for over 50 years

Water sports are the mission and the essence of the Club.  We are sports promoters and have made ourselves the venue for all kinds of water sports competitions as well as supporting our representatives. The result: over 50 years of success…

1969 – Catalonia Snipe Championship

1995 – The Sailing School is officially recognised as a Sports Coaching Centre of the Catalan Sailing Federation.

1999 – First Master of Giant Tuna in l’Escala. Championship of Catalunya in Europe class.

2000 – First Catalan Sailing Week at the Club. Gerard Marín – champion of Catalunya in Europe.

2001 – Anna Solés – Best Young Sailor in Spain. Manolo Calavia – Class A World Champion.

2002 – First Interclubs Empordà Regatta. First Atena Regatta. Gerard Marín – World runner up and champion of Spain in Europe. Julie García – World champion of Yngling, ADO sailor.

2004 – Europa Star Championship. New School Sailing Program.

2005 – First L’Escalagde Regatta.

2006 – Catalan Championship of Radio Control, Catalan Championship of Europe, National Circuit of Match Race Test and Spanish Championship of Europe. Start of the Base Mini project (2006  2010)

2007 – European Championship of Europe.

2008 – First Mini Empúries.

2009 – Championship of Catalonia Mini class, first Mini MED and first Open l’Escala Accessible Regatta.

2010 – First Nieves Mar Regatta, first Commodore Cup, Championship of Spain Mini class – Mini Empúries and Spanish Cup for Adapted Sailing.

2011 – Dídac Costa completes the Mini Transat. Championship of Spain for Adapted Sailing.

2012 – Europe Class World Championship. The Tramuntana Route is inaugurated in l’Escala. Sílvia Roca (Match Race) and Miquel Àngel Gómez (2.4 mR) become members of the Pre Olympic Sailing Team.

2013 – Championship of Spain for Adapted Sailing.

2014 – Catalan Laser Radial Championship. Sílvia Roca is team member of the Pre Olympic FX Team.


A Club of people for people

From the beginning, the Club has worked hard to become a meeting place for members and users. A place to meet, enjoy sport and share good times… All this is thanks to the support of our members and users but also thanks to the work of the people who, over the years, have guided the Club towards new horizons.

1968 – Constitution of the first Board of Directors under the chairmanship of Josep Fresneda Revuelta.

1992 – Valeri Ballester is elected President of the Club.

1999 – Javier Martínez del Moral is elected President.

1999 – First Anchovy Route Competition.

2003 – First Emporium Sports Fishing League and first collective fishing competition.

2005 – Narcís Carreras Masafont starts his term as President.

2007 – Sailing for Everyone programme starts. Creation of the Second Gironès Sailing Institute.

2008 – 40th anniversary.

2010 – Raimon Roca, Club Manager, is elected Vice President of the ACPET.

2016 – Raimon Roca, Managing Director of the Club, is elected member of the Advisory Board for Costa Brava Tourism.

2018 – 50th anniversary of the Club.

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