The Canary Island hosts a new event for Olympic sailing classes from February 9 to 17, an event that keeps growing, setting a new record number of entries and adding four new classes to the Lanzarote start line.
369 sailors from four continents and in six Olympic classes are already prepared for a competition that will once again focus the Olympic sailing spotlight on Lanzarote.
Lanzarote continues as the winter epicentre of Olympic sailing. After the success of the recent Lanzarote iQFOil Games, now it is the turn of the Lanzarote International Regatta, a test that hosts a total of six Olympic classes -49er, 49erFX, 470, iQFOil Women and Men and Nacra 17- that will bring together more than 350 sailors from Asia, America, Oceania and Europe, including Olympic champions and medallists, world and continental champions and many of the Top 3 in the world.
The first classes to compete will be 470 Mixed, 49er and 49erFX, with registrations on Thrusday the 9th while competition will start on Friday the 10th. iQFOil and Nacra 17 will begin racing on the water on Tuesday, February 14th
49er, 49erFX and 470, first classes to be on the starting line
The world champions of these three classes, as well as Olympic medallists and champions, are already training in Lanzarote and have not wanted to miss the opportunity to add hours of sailing in the amazing different conditions offered by this Canary Island.
Flying windsurfing stays in Lanzarote after the success of the iQFOil Games
The only ones who will be in the Lanzarote International Regatta that will compete here not for the first but for the second time of this new season are the iQFOil, the Olympic windsurfing class that will debut in Paris 2024. They ended the Lanzarote iQFOil Games just one week away and they are already prepared for a new assault on their way to the next Olympic Games.
Racing: 49er, 49erFX and 470, from February 10 to 13. Nacra 17 and iQFOIl, from 14 to 17
It is expected that the 49er and 49erFX classes will complete from Friday, the 10th, and until Monday, the 13th, a maximum of 12 races plus the Medal Race, a double-scoring race that only the 10 best classified will have access to. In the case of the 470 Mixed there will be a maximum of 10 races and the Medal Race.
This international event organized by Marina Rubicón with the support of the Royal Canarian Sailing Federation is possible thanks to the institutional sponsorship of Promotur Turismo de Canarias with the financing of the REACTEU Fund and Tourism of the Cabildo de Lanzarote through the sports product European Sports Destination (managed by SPEL-Turismo Lanzarote), as well as the public collaboration of the Yaiza City Council and the private entities Dinghycoach, Naviera Armas & Cabrera Medina (Cicar).