Club Racing in Puerto Calero Marina, Lanzarote
“In terms of boat preparation and quality sailing conditions to test and optimise boats I have not been to a better place…I cannot say enough good things about Puerto Calero as a venue”.
Brad Jackson – Team SCA Coach (VOR 2014-2015) & Watch Captain Ericsson 4 (Overall winner VOR 2008-2009)
The warm year-round climate in Lanzarote lends itself especially to planning club events during winter. The ease of travelling to the island, excellent range of accommodation and plentiful charter fleet makes for a comfortable and rewarding sailing destination.
With over thirty years’ experience in marina management, Calero Marinas have always supported top level yacht racing and hosted numerous world championships – including the RC44, TP52, GP52 and J80 classes. This local family-based company with its passionate love of racing, fully appreciates the benefits offered by the Canary Islands as a first-class sailing venue.
The marina is home to a hefty fleet of over 20 J80s, often chartered for team events. RYA training centre, Endeavour Sailing runs a successful school in the marina teaching a range of RYA courses including keel boat sailing for all ages and the Puerto Calero J80 Sports Center manages the J80 fleet and can organise race days and charter for a range of boats.
With three world-class marinas in operation from August 2014, Calero Marinas have established a reputation as a preferred base and stopover for racing yachts crossing the Atlantic, offering all of the right facilities with an excellent range of repair and maintenance services and marine suppliers.
Lanzarote in particular presents options for racing just outside the marinas. The local airport is only 15 minutes away with numerous weekly flights from many major European cities. Events teams can assist with good local advice and collaborative assistance.
On the water, race organisers are well-versed in establishing local courses and providing the logistical support for holding a race or planning a start. Committee boats, RIBS and corporate hospitality vessels are all available for use.
This presentation* provides more information on planning a club event in Lanzarote.