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Sailing in Gran Canaria

Sailing in Gran Canaria – Overview

Gran Canaria is a sailor’s dream, especially from April to October, due to the island’s perfect climate and the predominant winds.

The sailing centres can be found in Las Palmas, where the annual Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) departs from, and on the south coast, specifically Puerto Rico, Pasito Blanco, Arguineguín and Puerto de Mogán. In these ports, a number of schools offer equipment hire and tuition. Gran Canaria boasts some of the best practicing conditions worldwide with local sailing clubs producing several Olympic champions. Head to any resort by the sea and you will easily find a school or company providing you with what you need to start sailing.

Sailing is the art of controlling a sailing vessel. By changing the rigging, rudder and dagger or centre board, a sailor manages the force of the wind on the sails in order to change the direction and speed of a boat.
Mastery of the skill requires experience in varying wind and sea conditions, as well as knowledge concerning sailboats.

Atlantic Rallye for Cruisers
One of the famous events in Gran Canaria is the ARC – the Atlantic Rallye for Cruisers. This annual transatlantic rally starting each November in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, has now become the most popular way to cross the Atlantic. The largest transocean sailing event in the world, every year the ARC brings together over 200 yachts from all over the world. The Caribbean destination is Rodney Bay in St.Lucia.

Harbours in Gran Canaria:
Marina Las Palmas
27º 07′ 00″ N 15º 25′ 00″ W
mooring places: 1.134
max. boat lengthe: 45 m
draft: 3-7 m
Tel. 928 300 464

Puerto de Mogán
27º 49′ 00″ N 15º 45′ 48″ W
mooring places: 216
max. boat lengthe: 45 m
draft: 13 m
Tel. 928 565 668

Puerto Rico
27º 46′ 43″ N 15º 42′ 34″ W
mooring places: 534
max. boat lengthe: 16 m
draft: 1-5 m
Tel. 928 561 141

Pasito Blanco
27º 44’ 6″ N 15º 37’ 3″ W
mooring places: 381
max. boat lengthe: 40 m
draft: 8-9 m
Tel. 928 142 194

Anfi del Mar
27º 46’ 16″ N 15º 41’ 83″ W
mooring places: 89
max. boat lengthe: 15 m
Tel. 928 150 120

Puerto de las Nieves, Agaete
28º 6′ N – 15º 43′ W
Tel.: 928 554 227

Arguineguin
27º 45′ N – 15º 41′ W
Tel. 928 736 441

Canary Sun Sailing

Enjoy a sailing course with our boats individually or in groups of up to 13 people in the same boat. If you already have a medium-high level but want to take a step in your career, you can become part of our Sailing Academy.
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Joaquín Blanco Sailing School

This scool works with learners from 7 to 90 years of age, and offers the chance to sail to anybody who wishes to do so.
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RYA sailing courses

An RYA recognised sailing school, based in beautiful Puerto de Mogan, Gran Canaria, we offer theory & practical sailing courses, skills improvement courses and both bare boat and skippered charter.
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