The Calero Marinas have been a regular winter destination for the RC44 fleet over the years having hosted four regattas and three World Championships between 2010 and 2013.
For 2017 the fleet will return to Europe's southern shores from the 23 – 26 November with racing hosted from the new facility, Marina Lanzarote.
Hosted in Arrecife, the vibrant heart of the Island, the 2017 RC44 Championship Tour final will be a highlight on Lanzarote's winter events calendar. With the RC44's technical area hosted in the Calero Marinas Shipyard, the race village organised in the marina's busy Plaza de Naos and a race course set against the lunascape of Lanzarote in challenging Atlantic waters.
A strategic port of call for sailors travelling south from Europe, Marina Lanzarote is the first fully serviced marina upon arriving in the Canaries. Calero Marinas Shipyard Services features an 820-tonne hoist, keel pits and specialist repair services, in addition to a wealth of shore-side leisure facilities. Ideally located right in the centre of the island’s capital Arrecife, there are shops, chandleries, bars and restaurants all within easy walking distance of the marina. www.caleromarinas.com
Make sure you don't miss a moment from this year's RC44 Calero Marinas Cup as the nine RC44's battle it out for the Championship Tour crown with our guide to how to watch the racing:
ON THE DOCK
The boats will be moored in Arrecife Marina from Monday 20th November. Practice racing will take place on Wednesday 22nd November in preparation for the weeks racing.
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The RC44 Tour was an early adopter of the innovative VIP experience, several years on and the series is still offering this unique opportunity for guests to experience the thrill of high-performance yacht racing from right in the middle of the action.
For selected guests, the opportunity to be onboard during racing is a once in a lifetime experience. Guests are transferred by RIB onto the RC44 where they will meet the team and take their place at the back of the boat. They then sit back and enjoy the ride as the best sailors in the world battle for their position on the race course.
The RC44 Class Association ask all guests wishing to go out on the water to bring practical shoes and a waterproof coat.
12.00 Saturday 25th November - Start of the RORC Transatlantic Race
The RORC Transatlantic Race is organised in association with the Yacht Club Costa Smerelda and celebrates their 50th anniversary. The race starts 25th November 2017 in Lanzarote and finishes at the YCCS yacht club in Virgin Gorda. The race also makes up one half of the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta, with the second race organised by the RORC and NRV starting in Bermuda on 7th July 2018 and finishing in Hamburg.