The RORC Transatlantic Race will begin from Marina Lanzarote on Saturday 26th November 2016.
Lanzarote is the easternmost of the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa and part of the province of Las Palmas. The volcanic island has a stunning variety of landscapes including sandy beaches, rocky coastline, mountain ranges and even a desert. During November, Lanzarote enjoys Trade Wind conditions with an average air temperature of 21oC and an average sea temperature of 17oC.
Marina Lanzarote is situated in a natural harbour in front of the city of Arrecife. The Marina has hosted the prestigious Panerai Transat Classique and is due to welcome the RORC Transatlantic race fleet for the second time this autumn. On a stretch of coast punctuated by 17th century forts, the site is historically attractive and a popular local venue due to the eclectic choice of restaurants and bars. The contrasting clean and modern design includes an ample shipyard with an 820-tonne travel hoist.
With no fuel dock yet in the marina, a bunker will be delivered for participants. Please contact us to advise required quantities. Alternatively, the fuel dock in Puerto Calero (9nm distance) is open daily.
Marina Lanzarote offers a great range of maintainance and repair services with two travel hoists, keel pits and a 14.5m wide hoisting slip. Water, electricity and pumpout are available on the hard.
Contact the yard for assistance with:
- Hard standing
- Electrical repairs
- Electronic work
- Sail repair
- Rig checks and repair services
- Fibreglass repairs
- Refrigeration services
- Welding and machining
For further information please contact Varadero Marina Lanzarote (Marina Office) as follows or see their website here.
Office hours: Mon-Fri: 08:00-14:00 / 15:00-17:00
Tel: +34 605 81 22 89
The marina provides the following
- 24 hour watch guard
- 24 hour emergency service on VHF 9/16 or call: +34 608 31 59 47 (Dockmaster's mobile phone).
- Customs and immigration advice.
- Telephone, fax and Internet (wifi) services.
- Assistance on all topics from hotels and leisure activities to sourcing parts and other purchases.
Other services in the marina include:
- Cash machine - located along the Paseo Marítimo, next to the access gate to pontoon G.
- Local supermarket for fresh or non-perishable food (open 0800 - 2200 daily).
- A local service of chauffeur-driven luxury cars for travelling around the island.
- Gourmet catering services.
- Self-service Laundry
- Dry-cleaning service (Smartie Pants Laundry Service. Tel: +34 928 512 440)
- Parafarmacia (Parapharmacy/Chemist (non-prescription drugs)):
- Open Monday - Saturday from 1000 - 1800.
For further information please contact Marina Lanzarote as follows:
Tel: +34 928 51 08 50
Fax: +34 928 51 14 62
First time in Lanzarote?
You may find the following details useful for your stay in Lanzarote.
British Consulate: The consulate for Lanzarote is in Gran Canaria: Edificio Cataluña, Calle Luis Morote 6, 3rd floor, Las Palmas; 928 262508; http://ukinspain.fco.gov.uk/en.
Emergency Services Tel: 112
Time Difference: Same as UK
Local laws and etiquette:
Topless sunbathing is considered normal on the island but nudism is confined to quieter beaches.
You are advised to bring a couple of photocopies of your European Healthcard and passport, as you will need them for any medical treatment.
You must carry your passport with you by law.
You may be asked to show your passport when paying by debit or credit card.
For further information check out this useful guide to Lanzarote here.
Travel around Lanzarote
If you are booking from the marina then Cabrera Medina comes highly recommended. They have an office inside the Tourist Information Centre in the marina.
Tel: +34 928 34 72 93
They are open every day from 10:00 - 22:00.
If you are coming from the airport then you can find a list of car rentals here.
For buses timetables all around the island, including the airport, the old capital Teguise, Famara and the south of the island visit intercitybuslanzarote.es
This service is offered by the Tourist Information Centre in the marina.
Tel: +34 928 347293