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From La Rochelle to the Canary Islands with a…

Ten days is the time that we have had to go down from La Rochelle to Lanzarote (Canary Islands) aboard this catamaran Lucia 40 from Fountaine-Pajot, flying the Canadian pavilion. This was the first stage of a transatlantic passage that should lead us to Saint Lucia (lesser Antilles) next December. By then the boat should be equipped with a tip-out and a genaker on the storage: if the owner of this brand new sailboat had hesitated to take this equipment, he confirmed on this first crossing that without appropriate downwind sail this type of catamaran is struggling in less of twelve knots true wind speed.

360 º vision or almost from the mess is not the least of the charms of sailing catamaran cruise.
Sustained breeze, flat sea, flying fishes, and a beautiful light on the volcanic reliefs : arriving in Lanzarote, Canarias.