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RC44 Puerto Calero Cup 2013

The RC44 Class was created in 2005 with the aim of enabling a one-design fleet as in match race formats.

The RC initials reflect that name of the Class’s creator, New Zealander Russel Coutts, who having won the America’s Cup is one of the world’s most sucessful sailor.

The design concepts also enables the boats to be dismantled and packed ingeniosly within an specially designed flat rack for easy transportation.

The race circuit is known for the prestigious venues that feature in the calendar and of course the top racing sailor that come to take port in each event.

Start Date: 20/11/2013

New promotional video of the Canary Islands

New promotional video of the Canary Islands, in the campaign “Shine Again” of the Canarian Government. Welcome to the place where your life and that of those around you will brighten up.

Puerto del Carmen hosts Oktoberfest

One of the most anticipated parties by the German community moves to Puerto del Carmen this weekend.

Nation’s Square, near Los Pocillos beach and very close to Las Costas Hotel, will host the new edition of the renowned beer festival.

The beer Festival will open between Thursday 24th and Sunday 27th, from 2pm till 1 in the morning, and during these four days various live gigs will be offered in the Nation’s Square in Puerto del Carmen.

Thousands of gallons of beer will be consumed during these days in Puerto del Carmen, one of the main tourist destinations in Lanzarote for the german coomunity, which by it’s volume represent the third most important touristic market for Lanzarote, after the british and irish, respectively.

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Ocean Lava Triathlon 2013 in Puerto del Carmen

Ocean Lava is a Long Distance Triathlon in Lanzarote, starting with the swim course in the crystalline waters of Puerto del Carmen.

After the swim course, an extraordinary bike ride through the picturesque wine area, rough lava fields, along the coast of El Golfo, the climp up to Femés (slape of over 21%) and the Timanfaya National Park before reaching Puerto del Carmen, where the competitors finish the day with a run cheered up by thousands of spectators along the beach promenade.

The event ends with the Awards Party celebrated in Café La Ola.

Start Date: 02/11/2013

Race Programme

La Bocaina Swimming Cross 2013

Start Date: 12/10/2013

This swimming cross goes from Playa Blanca, situated in the South of Lanzarote, to Corralejo, in the North of Fuerteventura.

The distance between both islands is 15 kms. During this competition, that is done by teams, the participants will swim around the uninhabited island of Lobos.

Complete program clicking here.

The best vintage in Lanzarote since 2006

The amount of grapes collected this year is a 22% higher than in 2012.

The amount of grapes collected this year is a 22% higher than in 2012. Volcanic Malvasia has been the most harvested grape, with nearly 1.500.000 kg.

It has an stimated price of 1.8 euros per kilo, while the price of the other varieties range between 1.5 and 1.6 euros per kilo.

According to the Regulatory Board, the abundant harvest of 2013 will serve to address the different comercial lines opened in the last few years, which have allowed for 51% of the wine produced to be sold outside the island.

Specifically, 36% is sold in the Canary Islands, 9% is sold in mainland Spain and 6& is sold abroad, mainly in Germany, UK and USA.

“Fiesta de La Tapa” in Puerto del Carmen

The “Fiesta de La Tapa”, in El Varadero, in the centre of the old harbour in Puerto del Carmen.

The food and wine festival will be open from 18:00 to 22:00 on Saturday 28th and 10:30 to 15:00 on Sunday 29th September.

A taste of tapas or wine during this fiesta costs just €1.

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New wave power plant in Lanzarote

The Council has commited to the introduction of a new wave power plant. It will be installed near La Santa and it will take advantage of the wave’s energy.

The Council’s President and the executive director of the Norwegian firm Langlee Wave Power, Julius Espedal, signed an agreement whereby the council will facilitate the necessary administrative procedures for the introduction of the Wave power plant in Lanzarote, in which this company works.

It consists in the use of coastal wave enery, its devices have a low visual impact and would be installed in the vicinity of La Santa.

This agreement has as a legislative framework the community directive which has set a goal in the use of renewable energy, so that they represent a minimum share of 20% of gross final energy consumption in 2020.

Los Dolores Pilgrimage and Festivities, 14/09/2013

This pilgrimage of Los Dolores is a cultural, traditional and religious event with deep roots in Lanzarote. Each year thousands of people participate in this pilgrimage and offer up to the Virgin of the Volcanoes.

Young people, children and adults go out at dawn from all parts of the island dressed in the typical clothing to congregate in Tinajo. Then, about 16.30 hours, the procession starts from the vicinity of “Campo de Lucha”, with carts carried by donkeys and camels, to the rhythm of popular songs and traditional instruments in an explosion of joy and sharing, then reaches the shrine of Mancha Blanca where the pilgrims make their offerings to the Virgin.

Religious celebrations schedules (Sp)
Los Dolores events schedules (Sp)

Address: Mancha Blanca – Tinajo
Web site: http://www.tinajo.es/romeria_de_los_dolores.php
14/09/2013

New high-end shops will be opening in Puerto del Carmen

Tias City Council has granted new licenses for the opening of fashion boutiques, perfumeries and jewelry shops in Las Playas Avenue.

One of the businesses which is closer to finishing the construction work will open a gallery during September in which brands such as Esprit Douglas and Mango will be present.

Another two high-end perfumeries will be opening near this galery, which will form part of the already interesting commercial offer of the Las Playas Avenue.