«For us who come from Norway to train in Gran Canaria in winter is a luxury,» said the Olympic RSX class sailor Sebastian Wang-Hansen.
Wang-Hansen, member of the Norwegian Olympic team at the 2012 London Games, has spent a training week in November as part of the Real Club Nautico de Gran Canaria Gran Canaria “Sail in Winter” program, along with other athletes of his country and Britain’s Sam Sills
«This is a great place to sail, with good waves, good winds, and very good temperature, especially for us who come from Norway,» he said in reference to Las Palmas.
Wang-Hansen has highlighted the facilities of the Real Club Nautico de Gran Canaria, he mentioned the gym, the pool and the fact that «everything is very simple.»
The good temperature and seaside facilities allow «many hours in the water,» he adds.
Sills is of the same opinion and spoke of «a perfect temperature.»
Both sailors return in December to train and participate in the XVII Canarian Sailing Olympic Week
Sailors from 15 countries have already registered in the “Canarian Sailing Olympic Week” this December that celebrates its 17th edition.
Athletes from the Netherlands, Norway, Finland , Ukraine , Poland, Germany, Lithuania , Denmark , Switzerland , Sweden, Guatemala , Hungary and Turkey have announced their presence at the flagship event of the sailing in the Canary Islands .
The Laser class is the queen in this “Olympic Week”.
The Real Club Nautico de Gran Canaria, organizer and host of the event, will be at the beginning of 2016 the headquarters of the European Championship of Laser class , which is an added attraction for its program Gran Canaria Sail in Winter .