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A transatlantic open to all!

After heading to Brazil for several years, the Rallye des Iles du Soleil is now sailing from the Canary Islands to Marie-Galante, in Guadeloupe, since November 2017.

RALLYE DES ILES DU SOLEIL

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FLEET SAILING

For all sailing boats, monohulls or catamarans over 10 meters.

2 LEGS JOURNEY

Canary Islands > Cape Verde

Cape Verde > Marie-Galante

for more than 3000 miles !

PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISION

Security and conviviality for specific guidance.

DATES TO REMEMBER

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START LEG 2:
MINDELO - MARIE-GALANTE

NOVEMBER 13
2130 miles

START LEG 1:
LA PALMA - MINDELO

NOVEMBER 1
805 miles

PREPARATION WEEK IN MARINA LA PALMA

OCTOBER 25 TO 31

STOPOVER IN CAPE VERDE
SAO VINCENTE - MINDELO

ARRIVALS IN GUADELOUPE
FESTIVITIES

END OF NOVEMBER 2024
2024

The route from La Palma to Marie-Galante
via the Cape Verde

The island of La Palma is ideally located to set off on this crossing to Marie-Galante, in the Islands of Guadeloupe. Then, head south towards Mindelo and Cape Verde where a stopover will be organized. Direction next to Marie-Galante which will be the destination of arrival for this Transatlantic which should be done in ideal downwind conditions, in the northeast trade winds . True authentic land, this island with a strong character is a wonderful and magical gateway to the Guadeloupe archipelago.

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SAILING WITH THE RALLY IT'S:

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SUPERVISION AND SAFETY

Weather reports sent daily by a marine weather specialist according to your position, an emergency doctor available at all times throughout the navigation for remote consultations, useful advice and recommendations given by professionals in safety at sea, and numerous pre-departure briefings to learn more,

The Rallye des Iles du Soleil supports and secures your transatlantic crossing! A Cruise Director will also ensure the smooth running of the event.

And for those who stay ashore, the organization keeps track of each boat by sharing on-board news and an online map updated every four hours!

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CONVIVIALITY

With breakfasts during stopovers, evening gatherings, receptions and organized parties, sailors can discover different destinations in a unique atmosphere.

Sightseeing, landscape discovery and group activities are all on the agenda, helping to forge friendships and promote mutual support within the fleet!

 

Exchanging, sharing and chatting, participants in the Rallye des Iles du Soleil will enjoy an outstanding conviviality and a festive spirit present at every moment!

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The Rally is open to all Category A sailboats over 10 meters in length, with at least 2 people on board.
Specific safety and communication equipment and a first-aid kit are required. One crew member (skipper or first mate) must have taken a World Sailing course (safety/survival + PSMer).

The safety equipment required to take part in the Rallye des Iles du Soleil has been designed to ensure the safety of all participants. It is based on French division 240, which defines "safety and equipment requirements and limits of use", and on the experience of the cruise director and his teams.

Read all about the conditions in the Rally Rules!

Plage de Marie-Galante

Ready to go?

ARE YOU A BOAT OWNER?

The Rallye des Iles du Soleil has partnerships with many shipyards offering specific operations and advantages with owners of BALI CATAMARANS or FOUNTAINE-PAJOT catamarans, or AMEL and DUFOUR boats!

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LOOKING FOR CREW ?

Are you looking for crew members to get on bord with you? You are not an owner but still want to participate in the Rallye des Iles du Soleil?

With our partner
VogAvecMoi official crew Rally network, you have a full service to help you find a crew or to file your boarding request. Operation is simple, just follow this link and register.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Can I register with a 9.90m boat?

 

Perhaps. A request for an exemption from the organization is possible depending on the characteristics of the boats.

Can I participate alone on my boat?

 

Minimum 2 people on board! We do not allow solo sailing for security reasons. We must be at least 2 people on board (included in the registration price).

Do you provide weather information during the rally?

 

Yes, we will send a daily weather forecast for the area to the mail boxes of the boats. Participants who wish to have Grib files must be able to do so by themselves.

The answers to all your questions HERE

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