Sailing area Lanzarote - sailing around the Canary Islands

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Lanzarote

Lanzarote is a year-round sailing and charter area and ideal for experienced and adventurous loving yacht charter crews.

  • Sport sailing conditions
  • Few Marinas
  • Sophisticated navigation
  • Blue Water Sailing
  • Mediterranean subtropical climate

Lanzarote is the easternmost island in the Spanish Canary Islands. It is located in the Atlantic Ocean about 140 km off the North West coast of Africa. The island measures 58 km from Punta Fariones in the north to Punta Pechigera in the south. The coastline is 213 km in length and is incredibly rocky with only 26 km of gravel and sand beaches. The landscape of Lanzarote is dominated by volcanic areas such as mountains ranges and craters. The entire island was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve for preservation. Just one kilometer away from Lanzarote, there is the Chinijo Archipelago which includes the little islands of Alegranza, Graciosa, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste. Fuerteventura is 11.5 km south.

The sailing infrastructure in Lanzarote is not particularly well developed. The Island has two marinas. Along the southwestern coast there are ports in Playa Blanca, Yachts Rentals Lanzarote and Puerto Calero. The beautiful port of Caleta is on the small neighbouring island of La Graciosa. The marina of Puerto Calero is located in a quiet charter area on the Costa Calero, ideally positioned to be protected from the prevailing northeast winds. It is a modern marina only 10 km away from the airport, with lots of moorings and good service. In the south of the island near Playa Blanca there is Marina Rubicon. This marina has all the supply options and space for 500 pleasure boats. Along the coast there are also bays such as the Papagayo beach in the south and Playa Francesa on La Graciosa. Because of the hard rocks, natural coastal coves are hard to find. 

The island belongs to strong wind areas and can create problems even for professional sailors. Throughout the year Lanzarote is affected by the trade winds which blow strongly and provide good sailing winds. Crews who love a challenge will like this area. In some areas the wind nozzles and accelerates to gale force. Real storms do occur but are rare. Lanzarote is a tidal area and the tidal range is between 2 and nearly 3 m. There are few shoals. The island of Lanzarote is a sophisticated deep sea area. The navigation and the wind conditions are a not to be underestimated because of the few protected anchorages and the relatively large distances between marinas and yacht harbors. It is not for beginners, but is ideal for expert and adventure-loving yacht charter crews.

Harbors in the sailing area Lanzarote 

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  • Puerto Calero
  • Marina Rubicon

 

Airports nearby Lanzarote

  • Lanzarote Airport to Puerto Calero: 9,8 km, 12 minutes
  • Lanzarote Airport to Marina Rubicon: 33 km, 35 minutes
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Climate & Weather in Lanzarote

Lanzarote is a year-round sailing area. The island has a mild climate, supported by the Sahara temperatures that hit the Gulf Stream. There is little rainfall and only slight temperature fluctuations. The winters are mild and in summer the sun seems gentle. In August the average temperature is 25 °C, in January it is 17 °C. Throughout the year the water temperatures remain between 18 and 22 °C. The fine weather allows for sailing all year round.