Las Palmas de Gran Canaria ready to welcome the sailors

12 10

15:30

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The organising team for the Mini-Transat La Boulangère has arrived in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The team was welcomed by their Canaries-based counterparts who have pulled out all the stops to prepare for the arrival of the 84 sailors still racing. “We have a team of around 20 people who are working on this stopover, with on-the-water logistics providing 4 boats to ensure the best welcome possible for the skippers,” explains Andrès Caballero Quintana. The Mini 6.50 will be docked in the Vela Marina Canaria, which was inaugurated during the 2017 edition of the race. “We are very proud to host the Mini-Transat La Boulangère for the second time and hope to do even better than last time so everyone feels at home here,” explains the CEO of the “Cuidad de Mar” at the Town Hall in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. “They will be able to benefit from a high level of technical support on shore. We have also installed a lounge area that will serve as a café / bar for the sailors, as well as the locals in Las Palmas so as to encourage them to come down and meet the sailors.

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Yesterday, local councillors Pedro Quevedo and José Eduardo Ramirez hosted the organizing team of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère on the race village at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

As was the case in La Rochelle, within the context of the Label Bleue programme, participants in this 22nd edition will play host to the local schoolchildren to discuss educational and environmental issues. Cultural visits will also be organised for the sailors who wish to discover the town. A prologue will take place on 26 October with a local sailor aboard every Mini 6.50.