Relax in the sun pre Christmas - December Lanzarote sailing week


Take advantage of the pre-christmas cheap flights to join us for a week of sailing in the sunshine  on board our fabulous yacht Velvet Lady.  This is a skippered charter so you can have all the fun of sailing without the responsibility.

December Sailing Holiday Highlights

  • Soak up some winter sun whilst sailing along the dramatic volcanic coastline
  • Feel the wind in your hair on a powerful Oyster 55
  • Learn to helm in trade wind conditions
  • Circumnavigate Lanzarote
  • Spend a day relaxing on the beach or climbing a volcano on the island of La Graciosa
  • Anchor in a secluded bay to swim or snorkel
  • Enjoy Cava in the cockpit at sunset
  • Look out for dolphins and whales as we sail along the coastline
  • We expect to sail approx 120 nm during this week


The aim of the week is to circumnavigate the island of Lanzarote and spend a day ashore on the beautiful island of La Graciosa.  There are 3 marinas on the island of Lanzarote as well as many beaches and anchorages.  As well as sailing we will find time to swim, fish, sunbathe on the beach in a deserted anchorage and visit the local bars for some Spanish speciality tapas.

Is this a course

No.  We do not run formal courses we prefer to let you enjoy all  the pleasures of sailing without the pressure or responsibility of being 'in charge'.  You will fully participate in the sailing of the boat, and may practice your navigation if you wish

Velvet Lady has 3 twin berth cabins.  We sell the berths individually so you can book for yourself or come with a friend.  If you book by yourself we will then ensure that you share the cabin with a member of the same sex.

At a Glance

Join at 1800 on 6 December. Depart at 1000 13th December 2018

£795 fully inclusive on board.  For details  see What's Included

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Difficulty Level  AA - click for more info  
AA, Day sailing in daylight and early hours of darkness, some longer days, more testing weather may be encountered. Suitable for all levels of sailor. No previous experience required

7 nights

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This is an  itinerary from last year - you can read more about our previous Canary Island Sailing Holidays in my blog here – each week we tailor our itinerary to the weather.  We expect to sail 120nm this week.

Day 1 – Arrive on board 1800.  Welcome reception, introductions and itinerary discussion.          Dinner served on board at 2000

Day 2 – Breakfast followed by safety briefing.  Sailing drills and skills in the bay followed by a short sail and spend the night in the marina at Puerto Calero (3 - 5 hours sailing)

Day 3  - Spend the morning at the market in Puerto Calero - set off at noon to take advantage of the lunchtime breeze and sail to Arrecife.  Berth in the modern new marina Marina Lanzarote.  Explore ashore in the old town (3 to 5 hours sailing)

Day 4 – A long day sail from Arrecife, around the northern tip of Lanzarote and on to the tiny island of La Graciosa. (8 hours sailing)

Day 5 – Spend the day exploring ashore on La Graciosa, walk to the village, climb the volcano or relax on the beach before returning for Sangria in the cockpit at sunset.

Day 6 – Enjoy  brunch at sea as we return on a long sail from La Graciosa down the western side of Lanzarote to the fabulous anchorage at Playa Papagayo. (8 hours sailing)

Day 7 – Swim after breakfast!  Sail around the tiny island of Los Lobos, eat lunch in the lee of the island and admire the sandunes on Fuerteventura, return to Marina Rubicon by late afternoon. (5 hours sailing)

Day 8 - Breakfast, Depart.

This is an example itinerary of what we did last year on an adventure sailing holiday aboard Velvet Lady in the Canary Islands.  Velvet Lady is an Oyster 55 skippered yacht.  All our sailing holidays are weather dependent and the exact itinerary will be decided by the skipper to suit the weather conditions.  To see other itineraries for skippered charters in the Canary Islands please see our schedule


  • Date: 6th -13th December 2018
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