European Laser Championship congregates more than 500 sailors and technical teams

The technical team at one of its regular meetings

This February, Gran Canaria will become the European Capital of Olympic sailing

The race will qualify sailors for the Summer Olympic games of Rio 2016

500 sailors, technical teams and team leaders will attend the European Laser Senior Championship that will take place in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria between 26th February and 4th March.

Organizers include Royal Spanish Sailing Federation (RFEV), the European Laser Class Association (EurILCA) and Real Club Nautico de Gran Canaria (RCNGC), host for the event in the shores of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Some of the sailors have been training and preparing for weeks for this race as part of the programme Gran Canaria Sail in Winter that RCNGC organizes every year.

The event has been rise the attention of sailing fans around the world by virtue of qualifying for the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil. National teams around the world have chosen to send their sailors to Guanabara Bay, race course for Rio 2016.
Commodore’s race, a race with great tradition at RCNGC, had the pleasure of hosting sailors from eight different nationalities.

Martina Reino, member of the Spanish Olympic Team from RCNGC alongside Alicia Cebrián from RCNT,  won the race last January.

267 sailors from 45 countries registered for the European open championship, which aggregates the Standard (male), female Radial and male Radial.

More than 90 sailors have chosen to get their boats ready for the European Championship and will participate in Carnival’s Sailing Race on 12th-14th February, as part of Gran Canaria Sail in Winter.
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