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With no intention of being deterred by the pandemic, Calero Marinas expects an exciting year ahead of top-level events in the Canary Islands, furthering strong international relationships race organisers and attracting, as ever, some of the world’s most impressive sailors.
Mini Transat – Marina La Palma (October, 2021)
The first event on the horizon is the Mini Transat, stopping for the first time in the island of La Palma. Organiser Marc Chopin, President of Korrigan who have won the tender for the next three editions, sought a destination that met the convivial and collaborative values of the race, finding a perfect base in Marina La Palma, where the Real Club Náutico de La Palma will be hosting the events programme, supported by the Santa Cruz de la Palma council and island tourist board.
The 84-strong Mini Transat fleet attracts a huge and devoted following and poses a significant challenge for its single-handed participants. The race is divided into two legs, adding up to an impressive 4050 nm of offshore racing. The boats will leave Sables d’Olonne in France on the 26th September and after a three week stay in La Palma, depart for their transatlantic crossing on the 29th October.
To learn more about the race, follow this link to the main article or visit the MiniTransat website.
44 Cup Lanzarote
This autumn sees the return of the sleek 44 Class, after the pandemic obliged last year’s racing to be cancelled. The 44 Cup Lanzarote will take place in Puerto Calero, one of the teams’ favourite locations given the ease of having everything in one place for the action-packed days of racing, from a swift access from the berth to the racing grounds, to accommodation, training facilities and restaurants all on site.
Bertrand Favre, Class manager, spoke of the fleet’s enthusiasm for this year’s event:
“The RC44 has a long history of racing in Lanzarote, and we are delighted to be returning for the final of the 2021 season in November. Lanzarote is the perfect location for winter racing: with good reliable breeze, exciting Atlantic swell and excellent hospitality onshore. We are lucky to have the continued support of Calero Marinas, who will host the sailors in Puerto Calero and our technical area in Marina Lanzarote, and the Real Club Náutico de Arrecife team who will run the racing on the water.”
The distinctive black sails will be visible practicing out on the water mid-November, with racing set to take place from the 17th to the 21st November.
Have a look at the 44 Cup website for more information on this year’s circuit.
RORC Transatlantic Race
Always a spectacular sight, the 2022 RORC Transatlantic Race is due to return to Lanzarote in January. With past editions having featured 30m racing maxis and MOD70 trimarans, the next race isn’t likely to disappoint. The Royal Ocean Racing Club has joined up with the Yacht Club de France, uniting the two traditional mainstays of UK and French yacht racing, with the promise of an even more diverse and international fleet.
The race will start in Puerto Calero, after a week’s preparation in port, on Saturday 8th January. For more information, visit the event website.