Las Palmas de Gran Canaria welcomes these spectacular days French trimaran of the Multi 50 Class, Arkema, which on November 5 managed to establish a speed record completing the return by sea to the island of Gran Canaria in 10 hours and 20 minutes. Its crew, Lalou Roucayrol and Quentin Vlamynck, try to establish from this Tuesday, November 12, a new official brand, to circumnavigate the Canary Islands, 758 nautical miles, in the shortest possible time.
At 10.00, the 50-foot sailboat, 15.24 meters in length and a 22-meter-high pole, has sailed from the capital of Gran Canaria where he hopes to return in just over two days after bordering the Canary Islands by sea. It will be a brand that serves to set records in the future, with an ocean sailing class considered as Formula 1 of the sea.
It is not the first time that Arkema visits Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In fact, its main skipper, Lalou Roucayrol, competed in the waters of the bay in 2015, the year in which the city held a French grand prize with 5 trimaran of these characteristics.
"Las Palmas de Gran Canaria demonstrates that it has excellent infrastructures and magnificent natural conditions to promote this class, that it has an enormous appeal in numerous nautical destinations of the Planet and that it is a true innovation laboratory," explained the City of Mar City Councilor, José Eduardo Ramírez.
The journey began this morning in the marina of Royal Yacht Club of Gran Canaria institution that has provided technical and logistical support during his stay in the capital. The sailboat sails in the direction of the islands of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. From there the Arkema will go to Tenerife, The Palm Y The iron to return to Gran Canaria.