After a week of preparation in Marina Lanzarote the ladies of the sea unfold their sails on route to St. Kitts
The Real Club Náutico Arrecife committee boat gave the starting signal to the Panerai Transat Classique fleet.
This marked the end of an intense week in Marina Lanzarote, where the sailors could get ready for their Atlantic Crossing.
A week to enjoy the benefits of the island, it´s cuisine and culture through the many activities scheduled for them and the access to a great range of services offered by the location of the marina in the heart of Arrecife city.
The “ladies of the sea” unfolded their wonderful sails off the coast of Arrecife, in Lanzarote. 3,000 nautical miles separate the fleet of classics from Christophe Harbour, in St. Kitts. The route will take an average of 20 days, and although the imposing Xarifa, from 1927, with its 49.5 meters of length promises to take the lead, the rest of the fleet is not going to make it easy for them.
The Panerai Transat Classique 2019 boats are: Xarifa (J.M. Soper, 1927), Stiren (O. Stephens, 1963), Lys (Stephens-Sangermani, 1955), Coch and Bondhu (R. Paul & L. Giles, 1936) , Hilaria (Sparkman & Stephens, 1953), Aramis (F. Maas, 1964), Bryell (F. Maas, 1968) and Glen Mael (Sparkman & Stephens, 1973) and Eilean (W. Fife III & R. Balderton Fife, 1936). A very diverse fleet, which will make for a close race. We will have to wait for the results with the compensated times to be able to know the winner of the 4th edition of the Panerai Transat Classique.