Winter Sun and Some Spectacular Sailing

I know we've only just started our summer sailing season, but thoughts are already turning to our winter period.  We've decided that this year we'll join two other classic sailing ships in heading south to spend the winter in the Canaries.  Irene will make her way south to base ourselves around the western isles of the Canaries.  This is a fabulous opportunity for people to experience some truly wonderful sailing, in fantastic weather, while everybody at home is shivering into their cocoa!

We plan to start our sailing during Christmas week and take advantage of the fiestas and firework displays that are hosted by the local Canarian people.  After the festive period, we will be running week long charters exploring the islands of Tenerife, La Palma, El Hierro and La Gomera.  

From the dormant volcano of Mount Teide, the spectacular festivals of Santa Cruz de Tenerife to the historic UNESCO listed centre at La Laguna, there is much to do on Tenerife beyond the wild pubs and clubs of Playa-de-las-Americas.  La Palma claims to be the world's steepest island and plays host to a massive volcano crater known as La Caldera de Taburient.  The national park surrounding this active volcano is truly beautiful with it's lush vegetation.  El Hierro is quite the contrast - a tiny hilly island where the peace and quiet offer some relaxation from the hustle and bustle of the other islands.  Finally La Gomera is another fantastic island where the Parque Nacional de Garajonay has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Caldera de Taburiente, La Palma
Mount Teide, Tenerife

We are working closely with our colleagues on the other classic ships to ensure that at least once a week we will all gather at the same port and host a BBQ and party for the guests on all the ships.  This should be a great evening with an opportunity to exchange tales of the high seas and compare your respective experiences.

We are currently making the final arrangements before releasing this exciting programme.  Rest assured that you'll be the first to hear of it and get an early opportunity to book your places on some of the most popular voyages.