Last Sunday 21 teams left Lanzarote heading to the island of Grenada. Crews from up to 24 different countries have 3,000 nautical miles of exciting competition ahead of them
Calero Marinas once again became the nerve center of sailing worldwide, becoming the starting epicenter of the tenth occasion of the RORC Transatlantic Race. The competition organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, Yacht Club de France, the Real Club Náutico de Arrecife and Calero Marinas, brought together 21 teams and more than 200 international sailors who fight to reach the 3,000 nautical miles with which to connect the Lanzarote capital with the Caribbean island of Grenada.
Thus, Arrecife once again left no one indifferent. The great atmosphere that was experienced from the surroundings of Calero Marinas with a large expectation of fans combined perfectly with the privileged meteorological conditions of the Island, and with a completely flat tide, 10 knots of wind and 20ºC on an unforgettable January 7.
“It is a great honor that entities such as the RORC place their trust in Calero Marinas for the organization of this regatta and we have created a great bond during these ten years,” said José Juan Calero, CEO of Calero Marinas. “This successful regatta has grown in strength year on year and has become the benchmark for crossing the Atlantic in competition mode. Here at Calero Marinas we are very satisfied with the success of the regatta and the commitment shown by our sponsors: Promotur Turismo de Canarias, Turismo Lanzarote and the Arrecife City Council, and the invaluable collaboration of the RCNA.”
With such an idyllic setting, the only thing left to do was to enjoy the competition, especially with such top-class participants. The outstanding entrants included multihulls such as Paul Larsen and Adrian Keller’s “Allegra”, Jason Carroll’s “Argo”, Erik Maris’s “Zoulou” and Alexia Barrier’s “Limosa”, and a further 17 monohulls among which the always spectacular Farr 100 Leopard 3 (MON), captained by Chris Sherlock, stood out. .
Thus began this internationally renowned transatlantic regatta that places Lanzarote on the map of the most demanding crews worldwide and whose winner will be known soon. Anyone interested can follow the X RORC Transatlantic Race live on the website: www.rorctransatlantic.rorc.org.