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Successful Start to Lanzarote Long Distance Cruising Seminar Week

The Lanzarote Long Distance Cruising Seminar Week in Arrecife, Lanzarote, made a successful start with 50-60 cruising sailors attending a range of seminars on practical and inspiring subjects covering all aspects of the cruising life.

The seminars are taking place over five days and are hosted by Arrecife’s Real Club Nautico in the centre of the city.

The week is taking place thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Canary Islands Tourism Promotion Board, the Lanzarote Tourist Board, the European Sports Destination, and Calero Marinas.

Jimmy Cornell began the week with an overview of World Cruising Today

Sailors from the Barbados 50 rally were joined by crews from other boats staying in Marina Lanzarote

Useful tips on seasickness prevention as part of the medical seminar

Dr Paolo Casoni takes questions on medical issues

Dr Casoni gives a practical demonstration with Jackie Lee (Cornell Sailing) suffering from a tropical infection she had picked up in the Phillippines

Astrid of German yacht Sameera and Louise from Australian yacht Takamoana try out the stapling gun

The importance of a well-stocked medicine chest – many items are relatively inexpensive

Thomas Wibberenz of Parasailor gives a practical presentation on downwind sailing

The German sailors of the Barbados 50 fleet enjoy an intimate Q&A with Jimmy Cornell, Sönke Rover and Thomas Wibberenz

Thanks to the generosity of the Arrecife Real Club Nautico, where the seminars are held, the sailing families are able to enjoy their facilities such as the club’s seaside pool


  •  Promotur Turismo Canarias website
  •  Patronato de Turismo de Lanzarote website
  • European Sports Destination website
  • Calero-Marinas website
  • Real Club Arrecife website

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