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Atlantic Ocean Surfski Lanzarote

The third edition of the Atlantic Ocean Surfski was held on Saturday on the east coast of the island. Starting in the north in the village of Arrieta 180 participants made their way south to the beach of Las Cucharas in Costa Teguise where they stopped for a short break. The next leg of the competition continued south to the finishing line in Puerto del Carmen at Playa Grande with the closing ceremony being held at the Fariones Sports Centre in the Old Town. Participants were from all over the world covering 16 different countries. Sean Rice was the winner of the men’s category, while in the women’s the winner was Haeley Nixon. whole party where this sport was promoted among the young Canaries. The runners up were as follows
The German Gordon Harbrecht got the second place, while the canarian Esteban Medina achieved third in the mens section. In the women’s category, the second position fell on the Spanish Judit Verges, while the French Angie Le Roux classified third.


Lanzarote Marathon

In a couple of weeks Lanzarote will be holding its 38th national marathon. A good time of year for this sporting event as the temperature are expected to be around 19 degrees Celsius. The route follows the coast and passes through Costa Teguise, Arrecife, San Bartolome and Puerto del Carmen. If you are feeling energetic and want to participate, you do not have to enter into the full race as there are 3 distances offered so that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy this race. The distances offered are 42k, 21k and 10k.

On th 08/12/18 the 42km will start at 8am from Costa Teguise, the 21km will start at 10.30 from Puerto del Carmen and the 10km will start from Arrecife at 12.00pm

Awards will be given for  different categories based on age and gender.

To enter click here 


Lanzarote to Graciosa Swim

Yesterday 607 atheletes took part in the 26th edition of the swim between Lanzarote and La Graciosa known as El Rio (the river). This year a new route was organised between the islands from previous years for safetey reasons and begun beneath the Famara mountains at Playa Playa de Bajo Risco and finishing at Caleta de Sebo. The youngest participants were just 15 years old and residents of the island. At the start, all the swimmers received commemorative medals for this edition which was dedicated to a past participant Alejandro Candela. The event finished just one hour after the first oerson to arrive in Graciosa. The distance covered was 2.6km


Swimrun Lanzarote 2018

 

The second Swimrun Lanzarote event will be held on the 24th November 2018. The event is said to have been born in Stockholm and the idea is to cross a distance by land and by sea.

There are 3 categories in the race;
Starter – 8km (25% swim)
Sprint – 17km (23% swim)
Marathon – 40km (28% swim)
Kids- Between 1.2 and 3.1kmm (28% swim)

For anyone wishing to participate you also have the opportunity to sign up to some practise sessions to get to know the route.  The next training will be on Wednesday 26th September where everyone will set off at 18.00 from the school parking area in Playa Honda.

You can sign up to the race by clicking here


Keep Fit On Holiday

Its quite easy and cheap to keep fit in Lanzarote. You dont need to find a gym to burn off those extra calories. If you want to incorporate a bit of exercise in to your day you can always hire a bike from the many shops that are dotted around the resorts. You can spend a day sight seeing whilst stoping off at a local bar for a smoothy or fresh fish lunch. If you have a fitness regime that you dont want to miss then you have plenty of good places to run or walk. There are plenty of people in the morning and evenings running along the seafronts of all the resorts and if you want to step it up then you can run across country or on the beach whilst breathing in that fresh sea air!. A great tip for some exercise is to locate your nearest exercise machines. These are free and every zone has them. They are not hi tech machines but help you work against your own body weight. There are also some step machines and cross trainers. The local councils have installed these in certain areas to help the public do some exercise, so there’s no excuse


Lanzasurf – Surfing with passion and experience

Based in Famara on the north west coast of Lanzarote, Lanzasurf offer surf lessons from beginner to advanced. Safety and teaching quality are very important to them ; their surf instructors have a wealth of experience and are all qualified by national and international surfing associations.

For more details go to https://www.lanzasurf.com/

Surf lessons in Lanzarote


Ironman 2018

There main event of the Lanzarote sport calender is the Ironman. Around 1800 athletes are competing this year to take on the challenge of this intense triathlon which consists of the following
Swim
2 laps which is approximately 3.8km in the sea at Playa Grande in Puerto del Carmen with a short running passage in between.
Bike course
This takes the athletes around the island covering 182.2km and includes climbs over 2508m
Run
3 laps from Puerto del Carmen through Playa Honda towards Arrecife along the seafront. The distance is 42.2km.

The cut off time is 17 hours after the race start

If you are thinking of visiting to spectate or participate we have a selection of apartments and villas in Puerto del Carmen which is where the race starts and ends.


Princess Alexia Cup Regata In Lanzarote

The S.A.R cup Princess Alexa is the prize for the most important regatta of the year. 14 boats will be competing over 2 days in the bay of Arrecife capital which has been deemed one of the best racing fields in the world. The race will be taking place on 14th of April. Among the participants is Rayco Tabares, three times world champion of this class.


New Hydrofoil Windsurfing In Costa Teguise

Best described as a hydrofoil tire is revolutionizing windsurfing and seems to be beneficial to practicing the sport. Las Cucharas beach, in Costa Teguise is know to have the best conditions in Europe for windsurfing and attracts some twenty of the best windsurfers of the world to train. Of course they are also taking advantage of this new style of windsurfing which has changed the way of understanding sailing. The arrival of the hydrofoil, allows to windsurfers to literally fly without the presence of wind.

The new hydrofoil consists of a keel of three pieces, a mast of approximately one meter, the main wing that gives the suspension to the board and the rear stabilizer. Its possible to reach speeds of between 20 and 25 knots (only 6 knots) enabling you to practice at high speeds with very little wind. Something unknown until now In this way, you can practice windsurfing at very high speeds. Now you can practice every day of the year!


Russell Coutts Sailboat Races Lanzarote

The RC44 Calero Marinas Cup will be held between February 28 and March 4 The 2018 at Marina Lanzarote, where Lanzarote will have the honor of being part of the prestigious circuit, sharing prominence with other destinations sharing prominence with other destinations such as Portorož, in Slovenia, Marstrand, in Switzerland, Cascais in Portugal and Valleta in Malta.

The prevailing wind in Lanzarote during the month of March is usually between 15 and 25 knots, which will provide the fleet with a very lively season start. It will be the ninth round of the RC44 Class that will host Calero Marinas, being the second event to be held at the new Marina Lanzarote. The teams have been able to enjoy the benevolence of the warm winter of the island to train, prepare for the season and set up their boats in the brand new dry dock of the arrecife, where they have all the facilities to carry out their training.
The Calendar of events is as follows
28/02/18 to 04/03/18 – RC44 Calero Marinas Cup 2018 – Arrecife, Lanzarote, Islas Canarias.
09/05/18 to 13/05/18 – RC44 Portorož Cup – Portorož, Eslovenia
27/06/18 to 01/07/18 – RC44 Marstrand Cup – Marstrand, Suiza
26/09/18 to 30/09/18 – RC44 Cascais World Championship – Cascais, Portugal
14/11/18 to 18/09/18 – RC44 Valletta Cup – Valletta, Malta