We depart the wonderful Canary Islands to enjoy some invigorating blue water sailing, with the North Easterly Trade Winds filling the sails, some fantastic sailing will take us all the way to the Cape Verde's. With a favorable forecast, we should have time for a stop both in the Canary and the Cape Verde Islands – both stunning destinations with spectacular scenery. An exciting 12 day adventure awaits all who join us!
Las Palmas, Canary Islands
Las Palmas is the capital (jointly with Santa Cruz) and the most populous city in the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands and the ninth largest city in Spain, with a population of 381,847 in 2009. It is the fifth most populous urban area in Spain with a population of around 700,000
Las Palmas, located on the main shipping routes between Europe and South America, plays host to thousands of ships from industrial freighters to fleets of pleasure yachts. Las Palmas has a metropolitan feel, extending to its various shopping and nightlife venues.
Las Palmas enjoy a subtropical climate, with mild to warm temperatures dominating throughout the year. According to a study carried out by Thomas Whitmore, director of research on climatology at Syracuse University in the United States, Las Palmas enjoys "the best climate in the world".
Sailing Around the Cape Verde Islands
Enjoy sailing in the warm Northeast Trade Winds, stopping at at least one island a day
Sal Island, Cape Verde
Sal is known as the Sunniest Island. When flying in it seems as if you are landing on a golden pearl of sand in the middle of a turquoise-blue ocean. For many years, the island was a center for salt mining, which is also where the name Sal - salt - comes from. However, the salt is almost only for local use and for tourists now.
The city of Santa Maria has developed in a lively way. With its many miles of beaches that are up to 500 feet wide, Santa Maria offers ideal conditions for a classic beach holiday. The landmark of the town with its small restaurants, stores and little pastel-colored houses is undoubtedly the weigh house on the old harbor quay, where salt was weighed in years past, and now is the site of souvenir shops. You can still see fishermen when they bring in their catch and clean it at the harbor quay, just as in the past.