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The Olympic Summer Games 1992

In the year 1992, the Olympics games where held in Barcelona, the Rafael Verdera was chosen to carry a very precious cargo: the Olympic torch flame, for a small part of it’s voyage to Barcelona.

The flame that had been collected in Olympia and landed in Ampurias was carried by all the Spanish communities but only a few ships were selected to carry it along its few maritime routes.


The day before the opening of the Olympics the Rafael Verdera sailed from Palma port to the SW coast of Mallorca to collect the flame from the previous carrier and return it successfully to the City of Palma at 11 pm on July 23, 1992. This was a fantastic and unforgettable experience for those who crewed the Rafael Verdera that fine day.