13-10-2021. The IV edition of Escala a Castelló that has been held at the Costa dock in PortCastelló has reached 14,335 visits to the four participating historical ships: Galeón Andalucía, Nao Victoria, Pascual Flores and Cervantes Saavedra. A great success with the public, given that in just 4 days there have been more visits than in the 15 days of last year’s edition, with 13,000. In fact, the previous reservations have been exhausted every day and capacity has been expanded before the end of most of the anticovid restrictions.
In addition, the first guided tours in sign language have been a success, with more than 20 participants, led by the Castelló Association of Deaf People (Apesocas).
The activities of the sailor camp that have been recovered in this edition have also attracted attention throughout the bridge, such as the parades of troops, torchlight, combats, mercenary duels, exhibitions of gunners and fencing and educational talks.
It has been an event aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals, by incorporating goal 14 of conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources.
These data confirm that the IV edition “has been a success and encourages us to continue strengthening alliances between institutions so that these events are possible,” said the president of the Castellón Port Authority, Rafa Simó, together with the mayor of Castelló, Amparo Marco, during the press conference to take stock of the IV edition. “The Castellón Port Authority will continue hand in hand with the City Council in other activities that allow the port to be opened to the public.”
For her part, Amparo Marco pointed out that “we have managed to consolidate the event as a tourist attraction that strategically positions Castelló as a benchmark in marine events with historic vessels”.
The V edition of Escala a Castelló will be held on its original dates, that is, the second week of Easter in 2022, by the French population of Sète. For this future edition, 9 boats are already confirmed.