Ruta O Cabaleiro das Cunchas


X Route "O Cabaleiro das Cunchas"
3-11 August 2019

For the tenth consecutive year we organize the maritime route O Cabaleiro das Cunchas, a Jacobean sea crossing that recalls the final stretch of the translation of the remains of Saint James the Apostle (known as “the Traslatio”), according to legend.

It will be held between 3rd and 11th August, 2019, with non-competitive navigation in convoy, organized in several legs and visiting several ports on the Portuguese coast, Vigo and Arousa estuaries and, finally, the Cathedral of Santiago.

Our goal is that sailors could enjoy a few days of navigation and activities in each port we visit, where the organization will be responsible for arranging the berths. A varied programming is being prepared, with outstanding cultural, gastronomic and leisure aspects.

Navigation in convoy has the charm and uniqueness of an the expedition in which the boats sail together, always in sight and in permanent contact with security and accompaniment elements.


Registration period is open!!

The boats participating in the route must register and expressly accept the rules and instructions.

The organization reserves the right to admit or refuse the boats.


Traditional Route

Registration fee is 160€ (Captain´s included) per ship, and 30€ per crew member.


Updated navigation certificate.
Insurance policy in force with a minimum of 330.556,66 € third-party liability.
Captain certificate that authorizes him/her to navigate with the registered boat the waters planned in the route.
Registration form properly covered and signed (download).
Compulsory safe equipment properly covered and signed (download).
Statement of responsability and crew list fully covered and signed (download).
ITB Certificate.


The fees cover the right to moor the corresponding boat in the marinas of the route, as well as the participation in all the events and ceremonies organized in the reception ports and the commemorative polo shirt (one per boat; for organizational reasons, you must choose the size in the registration form and point out if you will need more aditional pieces and how many).

Registration fees must be paid to the organization of the route by nominative check to the Asociación de Amigos de la Ruta Marítima del Apóstol Santiago a Galicia or photocopy of the transfer or deposit to the following current account:

ES29 2080 5016 0030 4002 7024


9 Legs

Saturday 3 August
Bouzas - Viana

Sunday 4 August
Viana - Viana

Monday 5 August
Viana - Baiona

Tuesday 6 August
Baiona - Cabo de Cruz

Wednesday 7 August
Cabo de Cruz - Santiago de Compostela

Thursday 8 August
Cabo de Cruz - Muros

Friday 9 August
Muros - Puebla del Caramiñal

Saturday 10 August
Puebla del Caramiñal - Bouzas

Sunday 11 August
Awards and Compostelas ceremony



The organization warns that all participating boats shall carry a working marine VHF radio receiver installed on board, equipped with a 25-watt output power and with, at least, the next channels: VHF 09 (156,800 MHz), 16 (156,800 Mhz), 69 (156,610 Mhz) and 72. Radio communications between the boats and the organization will be carried out on VHF Channel 69. 


Participating shipowners and crews authorize the organization to publish any photograph, image or video recording of the people or boats made during the days of the route, in any media, such as televisión commercials, editorial comments, information, advertising, etc.


The safety of the route is planned in accordance with Royal Decree 98/2016 and the Regulation of maritime safety conditions for navigation and human life at sea.
Participants undertake to have on board, under their responsibility, the updated compulsory documentation of the boat, as well as the appropriate captain certification for the boat and the navigation to be carried out.


All boats participating in the route do so at their own risk and liability.
Organizers, sponsors and any other person or entity involved in the organization of the event shall not be liable for any loss, damage, injury or inconvenience that may occur to people or things, both on land and at sea, as a consequence of the participation in the different legs of the route.