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The Alfred Mylne designed 20 tonner Tigris was built in 1899 at McAllisters yard in Dumbarton. Based in the Mediterranean this is a view of her racing at the Conde Barcelona regatta in Alcudia Mallorca. The bay is ideal for racing with its protected waters.
Dramatic past events have left their mark everywhere in Alcúdia. First inhabited by the Phonenicians and Greeks, then established in 123 B.C. as the Roman settlement Pollentia, it was subsequently attacked by Vandals, Byzantines and Arabs, before finally being conquered by katalan Christians. The conquerors left their cultural heritage behind, which is still visible today in the town’s small alleyways.
The historic centre of Alcúdia is enclosed by Mallorcas only entirely preserved town wall, erected in the 14th century by King Jaume II to protect Alcúdia’s inhabitants. It wasn’t, however, enough to keep out the marauding pirates who attacked the city again and again in the 16th century, causing many of the population to flee. Today, it’s hard to believe that this bustling town was once at risk of being deserted completely. Thankfully, in 1779 the construction of a harbour saved Alcúdia from decline.