Lateen Sailing Regatta in the Albufera de València (Silla)
The Lateen Sail boats were very popular in the Mediterranean during the time of the Greeks and Romans. Later they were introduced in the Albufera de València, where they were the primary means of transport until the arrival of the propulsion engines. After falling into oblivion, the Lateen Sail regattas were promoted to make this traditional means of transportation known.
The Lateen Sail has a triangular shape, crossing obliquely the pole that is in the bow of the boat, and running longitudinally through the hull. This allows it to sail even against the wind, which made it a prevalent means of transport.
The Lateen Sail regattas in the Albufera de València