"Probably the craziest regatta we have shot in Sailing Energy.
From 08:00 am until 15:00... that's from dawn to dusk, non stop, winds over 20-25 knots, at times 30+!!! And big breaking waves. Sailing 200km, These guys & gals are unbelievable!!
When we finished the first thought was "never again " and know, we cant wait for next year!"
Jesus Renedo









Welcome to the LANZAROTE FOIL CHALLENGE, the first ultra-long-distance regatta in windsurfing and dinghy sailing.
This race comprises an entire non-stop circuit of Lanzarote on windfoil, sailing a route what should in theory be 80 nm, but that in reality, turns into more than 200 km and about 9 hours on the board as the competitors circumnavigate Lanzarote's dramatic island landscape over the course of one single day.

This regatta is organised by Los Charcos Windsurfing Club, Marina Rubicón, the Real Club Náutico de Arrecife and the Canarian Sailing Federation.

Top-level windsurfers from around the world have signed up to take part, creating a high level of buzz around this international event. Participation is unfortunately limited this year, due to the need to observe COVID-related protocols.

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THE ROUTE




1st Stretch of Regatta: It will depart at 9 am from the starting line in the area of the lighthouse of Pechiguera and going up the coast of Janubio to the coast of the town of El Golfo, where there will be an arrival between unanchored pneumatic boat and bollarín. Estimated distance 12 miles.

WARNINGS: Avoid affecting maritime traffic. Sea coast Charcones. Janubio Low

2nd Grouped Free Navigation Section: Once all the participants have crossed the finish line of the first section, the fleet grouped along the west coast of Lanzarote will leave to the town of La Santa. Estimated distance 13 miles.

WARNINGS: Avoid volcanic coast without beaches to stop. Calmas in Tenesara

3rd Stretch of Regatta: It will start from the starting line in front of the town of La Santa, placing a boat or buoy to demarcate next to the cliff of Famara, in the area of Punta de Los Vientos, going up next to the cliff of Famara to the area of the ramp of the teleclub of La Graciosa, above the port of Caleta de Sebo.

Estimated distance 12.5 miles.


4th Stretch of Regatta: The fleet will leave from the starting line in front of the north of the town of Caleta de Sebo, girding to the Punta de Fariones and beginning of the empopada to a boat of demarcation in the area of the town of Arrieta or beach of La Garita, and from here empopada to the Playa de Las Cucharas where there will be an arrival between un anchored pneumatic boat and bollarín. Estimated distance 20 miles.

WARNINGS: Avoid affecting the maritime traffic of Órzola. Very long stretch to the same board through and with waves. Pass near Jameos towards Arrieta until you find the boat of demarcation.


5th Stretch of Regatta: It will depart from the starting line in front of the pier of the Playa de Las Cucharas, to a demarcation in front of the beach of Los Charcos and from here empopada to the Playa de Guacimeta in Playa Honda where there will be an arrival between uns anchored pneumatic boat and bollarín. Estimated distance 7.5 miles.

WARNINGS: Avoid affecting maritime traffic. Get away from the Marbles pier, especially if there are boats on approach.


6th Section of Grouped Free Navigation: The grouped fleet will leave from the area in front of the beach of Guacimeta in empopada to the tip of Papagayo and from here on arrival at the ramp of Marina Rubicón. Estimated distance 15 miles.

WARNINGS: Avoid affecting maritime traffic from Corralejo to Playa Blanca. Possible calms in the Papagayo area.







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Participants