• Lava Charter celebrates the arrival of two new Jeanneau yachts with a trip out to watch the Melges 40 racing.
• Guests at the Melges 40 prize-winning event to sample some of Lanzarote’s finest wines and craft beer
Lava Charter, currently operating 16 sailing yachts ranging between 36 and 56 feet and with the largest permanent fleet in the Canaries, will be helping support the Melges 40 Grand Prix regatta, taking place from the 8th – 11th November in Marina Lanzarote.
The Melges 40 Class has chosen Marina Lanzarote and Arrecife for the final regatta of the 2018 and the first of 2019, making the most of Lanzarote’s famous sailing conditions. Designed by Botin Partners Naval Architecture, the international, one-design fleet comprises 5 participating 40’ boats with teams that include a number of America’s Cup sailors. One of the most attractive features of the Melges 40 is the use of a canting keel, better known in major hi-tech offshore classes such as the Volvo Ocean Race and the IMOCA 60 – making this the only inshore canting keel class in the world. As such the class offers considerable downwind variables and hopes are high for some good wind and reasonably flat seas.
The decision to support the race was made in part to celebrate the arrival of two new Jeanneau yachts, (a 479 and a 519 Sun Odyssey) and also as a move to welcome a strengthening nautical tourism movement in the islands. Lava Charter has operational bases in both Lanzarote and Tenerife, although Lanzarote, despite fantastic anchorages and arguably the Canaries’ best marinas, is far less known as a cruising destination.
Lava has invited guests to sail out to watch some of the final races of the regatta and will be hosting the prize-giving event together with Calero Marinas, where race teams and visitors will be served Bermejo wines and Los Aljibes craft beer as examples of some of the Lanzarote’s finest local products.
To learn more about the Melges 40 Class, visit (link: https://www.melges40.com text: melges40.com popup: yes)
About Lava Charter:
Incorporating LAVA CHARTER, LAVA RESORTS and LAVA CHANDLERS, the Lava group seeks to draw on the Canary Islands’ outstanding natural assets as a year-round sailing and holiday destination, to create diverse experiences that both respect and help preserve the islands’ eco-cultural integrity.