Happy days in Tenerife

Barbados 50 boats in Marina Santa Cruz, at the centre of the Tenerife capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The short 55 miles leg between Gran Canaria and Tenerife posed no problems to the 30 boats in the Barbados fleet, with Jiyu, an Outremer 51 catamaran, the first to take only 5 hours to arrive in Santa Cruz with a top speed of 13.5 knots.

Guests arrive on Jiyu

The last to arrive, the 36 foot Witte Kreeft, took twice as long, but still in a remarkable time for the smallest boat in the fleet.

Centre stage – Barbados 50 boats docked in the heart of capital Santa Cruz

An equally remarkable passage time was that of Sir Henri 4, an Outremer 4X, who took only 9 days to sail nonstop from La Grande Motte, in the south of France, to Tenerife, a distance of just over 1600 miles.

Stephan, Yanma and Sarah Grimault (Sir Henri 4) who joined the rally in Tenerife

A long stopover has been planned in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which is now our base of operations in the Canary Islands after the conclusion of a sponsorship agreement with the Port Authority of Tenerife.

All crews appreciate this longer sojourn as a time to relax, and enjoy the attractions of Tenerife and the varied activities program as laid on by our generous sponsors.

Time to relax on Aura

Breakfast on Xada

Isabelle and Laurent Peter of Peer Gynt

Holger Binz of Oysterbar

The crew of Maisie and Maryna II moored next to each other exchanging stories

Sarah and Peter Shaw of Stormbreaker

Luc Callebaut, one of the Cornell Sailing Events team, advising sailors in the event office

Team members Pascale Guiraudou and Jackie Lee with Sarah Shaw from Stormbreaker

A stunning background

Barbados 50 is sponsored by Barbados Tourism Marketing and Tenerife Port Authority.

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