Investments in Las Palmas
10 May 2012
|New Pontoons Accommodate Larger Fleet
With 270 boats entered into ARC 2012, its due to be the biggest year ever! We are able to offer more places because the Port of Las Palmas are going to invest in an extra pontoon for 60 boats on the Northern Breakwater.
The new pontoon will be situated on the north side of the Northern Breakwater, using part of the existing anchoring area, and will share toilet facilities with the other Northern Breakwater pontoons.
The Port Authority is also investing in improvements to the wifi service, although it is probably safe to say that the volume of traffic generated by 2000 ARC participants may stretch even the new system! Another improvement over 2011 will be magnetic card access to the pontoons and toilets, which will be more secure than the old key system.
The ARC provides a huge boost of income to the Las Palmas economy, but also stretches the marina facilities (imagine over 230 boats arriving in your local marina for a two week period!) so it is fantastic to see more investment, and World Cruising Club heartily support the Port of Las Palmas in this work.
Boats on the waiting list are unlikely to be contacted by World Cruising Club with offers of places for ARC 2012 before July. There are always withdrawals from the confirmed fleet during the summer, due to changes of plan and circumstance, and we hope, but cannot guarantee, to offer all wait list boats a place in ARC 2012.