Second journey with better weather conditions….

In this second day all classes could dispute the three races scheduled. The good conditions of wind propitiated a great sailing spectacle in the bay of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

The nine classes participating in this XVIII Edition of the Canary Week of Vela waited an hour on land until the wind rolled towards the northwest and began to increase its intensity until arriving throughout the day until fifteen knots.

Joel Rodríguez in the Laser Standard Class and the crew formed by Elias  Aretz and Pablo García, in  420, maintain their supremacy after the three races. Andres Barrios Garcia and Néstor Vega in 29er have also done the same and remain unbeatable ahead of the Norwegian pair formed by Alexander Klippenberg and Jeppe Nilsen.

A position dance took place in the Snipe class, with a program of only two days for this Regatta, where Gustavo del Castillo and Felipe Llinares finally managed to impose themselves on the crew formed by Rafael del Castillo-Helenio Hoyos and Fernando Marrero-Samuel Díaz.

On the other hand, Rosa Padrón and Luis Poladura achieved the final victory in  Hansa 303 double class.

In Laser Radial, the Lithuanian Viktorija Andrulyte, Olympic in Rio de Janeiro, is placed first, ahead of the canary Alvaro Valido with who is tied points, and a single point of the representative of Greece Vasileia Karachaliou.

The Germans Helge & Christian Sach remain undefeated in F-18, ahead of their compatriots Justus Wolf and Max Said. In RS: X Magüi Suárez, obtained the first position ahead of the also member of the RCNGC, Javier Rodríguez Ramos.

The Techno 293 OD class has the Norwegian Kristian Kramer Wendelborg as first, followed closely by the canary Claudia Lorenzo Jorge.

Adapted sailing  2.4mR, Jussi Ahlstrom, thanks to his two partial victories is placed in first position, in the absence of the latest tests that will take place tomorrow.

For Monday another three races are planned, starting at 11:00 am. The Race Committee expects to start at the scheduled time as the weather conditions seem to be conducive to new tests.

The Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria kicked off the Canary Olympic Sailing Week organized during these days. The Gran Canaria sailors take the lead in this first day, in most of the disputed categories. Only in F18 and 2.4mR the Germans and Finnish won respectively.

Locals kept the control in this first day of regatta. Sailors of the Real Club Náutico de GC lead the top positions of most categories that were disputed today.

The lack of wind became the focus in this 1st day. The Race Committee gave the start in different occasions since the wind rose and calmed down and finally they decided to stop the race for today.

The fleet that was in the water over four hours trying to give the best it’s made up of 150 sailors from 13 countries and representatives from all the autonomous communities.

The results of the tests that could be disputed are as follows. In Laser Standard Joel Rodríguez, outstanding sailor of the Real Club Náutico, was 1st. In 29er Class Andrés Barrio/Néstor Vega.

All 420 sailors are local and the leaders are Elias Aretz  and Pablo Garcia. The Hansa 303 Double category had members of the Real Club Nautico as winners, Rosa Padrón and Luis Poladura. In Snipe class  Rafael del Castillo and Helenio Hoyos also members of RCNGC.

F18 had in the German sailors, Helge and Christian Sach the most outstanding followed by another pair of Germans, Justus Wolf and Max Said. Precisely note that the Sach are regular in the competitions of the RCN Gran Canaria and have been training and competing for over 20 years.

In the adapted sailing class only Finns were enrolled and Anna-Liisa Oxby won.

The Semana Olímpica Canaria de Vela is possible thanks to the collaboration of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation, the sponsorship of the Government of the Canary Islands, as well as the Cabildo of Gran Canaria and the City Council of Las Palmas.


RCNGC has a new account number for bank transfers to pay entry fees for the Regata de Carnaval :

la Caixa

Pl. de Santa Isabel, 9

35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Canary Islands. Spain.


IBAN: ES27 2100 1668 1202 0018 6862


With 12/15 knots the two first races of the 30th edition of International AECIO Trophy for Optimist class were resolved. Max Rondeu (CN Arenys de Mar), Arnau Gelpí (CN Balís) and Ruben Naranjo (RCNGC) lead the regatta after an opening day that ultimately provided superb sailing conditions.

145 sailors from five countries competing in the regatta organized by the Real Club Nautico de Gran Canaria and Canary Islands AECIO  with the collaboration of Royal Spanish Sailing Federation, the Canarian Sailing Federation and the Sailing Federation from Gran Canaria.

The wind put up a fight on this day of haze. The 145 sailors waited nearly two hours on land, and finally at 13:30 hours a north wind rose that eventually provided a great day of sailing on the race course located in front of the neighborhood of San Cristobal, on the coast of Las Palmas.

The International AECIO Trophy celebrates its 30th birthday this weekend with the presence of approx.160sailors from five countries and seven regions. The AECIO Trophy involves the class farewell to the sailors of the Club who, because of age, must pass to a bigger boat.

Besides RCNGC sailors, athletes from other islands and other communities will participate: Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura; other communities: Catalonia, Cantabria, Galicia, Valencia and Murcia, and other countries: Poland, Sweden, Russia and Germany.

The International AECIO Trophy  for  Optimist class is the second round of the Excellence Cup, a winter circuit which includes the International Meeting of Vigo (October 30 to November 1), the International Trophy of Torrevieja (28-31 January ) and the Palamós Trophy Nations Cup (18-21 February).

Moreover, it is the third round of the Optimist Circuit of the Canary Islands, which begins in Tenerife with Pel Escuder in October, continues the Fuerteventura’s Cup in November and culminates in the Lanzarote Trophy in February.

9 tests have been scheduled between Sunday 27 and Tuesday 29.

The trophy is a qualifier for the Championship of Spain 2016 organized by the Real Club Nautico de Gran Canaria at Easter

Information on transport and charter boats for the European Laser Championship 2016 is available in logisticstransport info & charter suppliers


Sailors highlighted the excellent conditions of wind and sea at the end of the second day of the 17th Edition of the Canary Islands Sailing Olympic Week, in which the sailors of the Real Club Nautico de Gran Canaria Onán Barreiros/Juan Curbelo in 470, and Ángel Granda, in RS:X 8.5, are still unbeatable.

124 crews from 24 countries participate until Tuesday in the most important sailing event of the Canary Islands, a classic winter organized by the Real Club Nautico de Gran Canaria with the support of the City of Las Palmas and the Cabildo de Gran Canaria.

Canary Islands Sailing Olympic Week paves the “Sail in Winter”, an international winter programme that combines training and competitions taking advantage of the goodness of the islands’ climate and the exceptional conditions of the bay to the practice of sailing. This season ends with the Laser EuroMaster Series 2016, an appointment that the proximity of the Olympics gives special relevance.

Joaquin Blanco, Standard; Onán Barreiros and Juan Curbelo, 470, and Ángel Granda, junior RS:X, all members  of the host club together with  Hungarian Maria Erdi are the provisional leaders in Laser Radial; Helge and Christian Sach the Germans in F-18; Finnish Oskari Muhonen, Laser Radial Men and the Portuguese Joao Rodriguez in RSX 9.5.

About 12 knots with peaks of 15 have provided a great day of sailing  on the second day in which the sailor of RCNGC Ángel Granda continues its full partial victories in the RSX class 8.5.

In the edition of the Semana Olímpica Canaria de Vela (Canarian Sailing Olympic Week) 2015 there will be no transport aids to ship containers with competitors’ boats. Our budget will be mostly destined to the organization of the various winter events especially the European Laser Championship.

All information of our upcoming events on our website has been updated. NOR of Semana Olímpica and AECIO Trophy next December 2015 and Trofeo de Gran Canaria in January 2016 are already available.

Santander 17/09/2014. Oscar Bergasa, President of Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria (RCNGC), presented the club’s winter sailing season at Santander 2014 on Wednesday.

The presentation of the Gran Canaria Sail in Winter programme was held at Santander’s conference centre, Palacio de Festivales, just metres from the hub of the Olympic Class Worlds. Attendants included Tony Ripoll and Guillerme Chiellino, managers of the Spanish and French Olympic sailing teams.

The teams from Iceland, Holland, Estonia, Turkey and Denmark were also represented at the event organised by the Gran Canarian club during the Santander 2014 Olympic Class World Championship.

In December, RCNGC will hold the 16th Semana Olímpica Canaria de Vela (Canary Islands Olympic Sailing Week), which brings top teams and sailors from some 20 countries to Gran Canaria every year.

The warm winters on the island, excellent harbour conditions for dinghy sailing and the host club’s outstanding facilities have made the RCNGC winter season a classic on the international sailing calendar.

The Semana Olímpica Canaria de Vela (4-8 December) will be followed by Trofeo AECIO de Optimist – International Optimist AECIO Trophy (26-29 December), Trofeo Gran Canaria – International Gran Canaria Trophy (9-11 January 2015) and Regata de Carnaval – International Carnival Trophy (13-15 February 2015).

About 10 teams have already confirmed they’ll be taking part in the 2014-2015 season of Gran Canaria Sail in Winter, which offers sailors the chance to train on the water eight hours a day from November to February.

RCNGC representatives – president Óscar Bergasa, sports manager Francis Bautista, sailing committee member Bernardo Benítez and club secretary Karin Bumann – gave a detailed explanation of the options available for teams to ship their boats to Gran Canaria and stay on the island.


  • Óscar Bergasa, RCNGC president [centre], with the club’s sports manager, Francis Bautista, and office secretary, Karin Bumann, during the presentation at Santander’s Palacio de Festivales.