Travel to Lanzarote
The RORC Transatlantic Race starts from Lanzarote where all participating yachts will be berthed in Puerto Calero Marina prior to the start. The Puerto Calero marina has 450 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 54.93 N 13º 42.29 W
Entry to the Puerto Calero port is easy since there are no hidden obstacles (rocks, sand bars, wrecks, etc.). The mouth of the port lies to the SW.
The entry beacon Fl(3)G.14s13m8M lies to starboard and is situated on the most westerly point of the breakwater. As you come into the port, the first port-side buoy Fl(2)R.8s3M is clearly visible lying 70m NNE of the starboard entry beacon. The Marina Office is based in the control tower situated just beyond the fuel dock on the south breakwater. The Marina Office's opening hours during winer are 0800 - 2000 daily (Sundays 0900 - 2000).
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 51 12 85
Fax: +34 928 51 45 68
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 7.5 miles from the Puerto Calero Marina. 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)
Thomas Cook (0871 2302406; www.flythomascook.com
Thomson (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 Virgin Gorda
There are no direct flights from Lanzarote to Virgin Gorda but the easiest route is fly to London Gatwick and then on to Antigua, St Thomas, Puerto Rico before getting a Caribbean flight to the British Virgin Islands. Contact the YCCS for transfers to the club.
Travel to and from Virgin Gorda
British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Monarch provide weekly to the Caribbean to/from London Gatwick.
Caribbean Airlines, Delta Airlines and American Eagle/American Airlines provide direct flights to/from New York and Puerto Rico/Miami.
LIAT provide connecting flights with most Caribbean islands including Antigua, Barbados, St Lucia, Trinidad, Puerto Rico, St Maarten etc.