Travel to Lanzarote
The RORC Transatlantic Race starts from Lanzarote where all participating yachts will be berthed in Marina Lanzarote prior to the start. The Calero Marinas operated Marina Lanzarote has 380 floating finger berths and is suitable for superyachts up to 60m, making this the ideal start location for the fleet. You can read more about the services provided by the marina here.
Arriving by Sea...
28º 57.951 N 13º 32.272 W
Marina Lanzarote is in Arrecife within the Puerto Naos harbour, situated along the inner length of the south-east facing harbour breakwater and just south-west of the commercial port, Puerto los Mármoles. Around this area it is advisable to maintain a 0.5 mile distance from the shore to avoid the reef.
Full details of the approach and entrance procedure, including a 360º video of a boat entering the marina, can be found on the official website here
All boats should communicate their arrival before entry; you can call the port on VHF Channel 09 or 16 (24 hours).
If you wish to make a reservation at the port, please do not hesitate to contact the Marina Office as follows:
Tel.: +34 928 663 263 / +34 648 524 649
The airport in Lanzarote is the Arrecife airport (+34 928 84 60 00; www.aena.es) which is on the east coast of the island, three miles from Arrecife town amd 7.2 miles from Marina Lanzarote. The following airlines fly from various UK airports to Lanzarote:
British Airways (0844 493 0787, www.ba.com)
Monarch (08719 405040; www.flymonarch.com)
Easyjet (0843 104 5000; www.easyjet.com)
Ryanair (0871 2460000; www.ryanair.com)
Tui Airways (0871 2314787; www.thomsonfly.com)
Jet2.com (0906 3020660; www.jet2.com)
Iberia (0870 609 0500; www.iberia.com) flies from London Heathrow via Madrid.
If you are flying from outside the UK then this link usefully lists the airlines that fly into Lanzarote by country:
...or by Ferry
Particularly if you are coming via Spain or other islands in the Canaries, you may want to consider travel by ferry to Lanzarote: http://www.directferries.co.uk/
Support Personnel - Travel from Lanzarote to Grenada
There are no direct flights from Lanzarote to Grenada but the easiest route is via London Gatwick.
Travel to and from Grenada
British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Monarch provide weekly direct flights to/from London Gatwick.
Caribbean Airlines, Delta Airlines and American Eagle/American Airlines provide direct flights to/from New York and Puerto Rico/Miami. Caribbean Airlines also operate scheduled flights via Trinidad.
Air Canada provides a weekly flight to/from Toronto from December to April, and Air Transat operate a weekly flight from July to September. Meanwhile Air Canada operate scheduled flights all year round between Toronto - Barbados and Montreal -Trinidad; requiring connecting flights via LIAT.
LIAT provide connecting flights with most Caribbean islands including Antigua, Barbados, St Lucia and Trinidad.