Several boats enrolled in the rally have left their home ports to reach little by little Marina La Palma in Canarias in order to be on the starting line for the departure scheduled on 10 November.
The Guadeloupe’ spirit in the Charente-Maritime French Department
The schooner Bielle Marie-Galante arrived under the sun in La Rochelle Saturday 8 September. She made a splash in the lively « Bassin des Chalutiers ». Earlier in July, her owner Dominique Thiery and her crew had left Marie-Galante, untouched jewel of the Guadeloupe Islands, with precious cargo on board. They shipped rum made in the family Distillery intended to age during their Atlantic crossing through the Azores. Visitors attending the Grand Pavois - La Rochelle Boat Show will have the chance to discover this iconic ship from 26 September to 1 October.
One trimaran in the Mediterranean Sea, another along the Atlantic Coast
Hello'ise (trimaran Dragonfly 35 Ultimate / 10.70m) of Jean-François Raulet has left Corsica whilst Ora (trimaran Neel 45 / 13.5 m) of Benjamin Gautier is currently in Saint Malo.
Who is at sea ?
Melody (Bénéteau Océanis 41/12.43m) of Rémy Bonani is approaching the Gibraltar Strait. Berelli & Co (Dufour 450 / 13.50m) of Bernard Lalanne is sailing near Marbella while Maajicat (Lagoon 52 S 15.85m) of Jérôme Montador is cruising along the Moroccan coasts. Lastly, Famous Blue Raincoat (Jeanneau Sun Fast 3200 / 10m) of Nicolas Le Carrer is exploring the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira.
Who is in Canarias ?
Yapluka (RM Yachts /10.70 m) of Bertrand Queffelec was the first to anchor in Marina La Palma beginning of August. Maremosso (Pogo 50 / 15.20m) of Florian Linse, German Captain, has recently reached the Islands and can enjoy all the assets of Marina Lanzarote, starting point of the rally in 2017.
Keep in mind that you will be able to track the fleet during the rally on a daily basis. Stay tuned and join us on Facebook.