sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Australia Cruising USA Cruising Canada Boats for Sale Sail-World Racing Photo Gallery FishingBoating
Photo Gallery FishingBoating Video Gallery Newsletters
Sail-World.com : European Odyssey - La Coruña a big hit for the boats participating
European Odyssey - La Coruña a big hit for the boats participating

'European Odyssey boats docked at Marina Coruña'    Cornell Sailing Events

Following a successful crossing of the Bay of Biscay, La Coruña was a big hit for the boats participating in the European Odyssey. There was much to enjoy.

First of all, Marina Coruña was a comfortable, convenient home for the boats during their stay in La Coruña. Access to the marina was straightforward, just beyond the large breakwater. The docks were sheltered yet open to a cooling breeze. Facilities were excellent, and the Casco Histórico (old town) was a short walk away.

Welcome Cocktail at the marina -  Cornell Sailing Events   Click Here to view large photo

Lorena Cenamor at the marina organized several activities to introduce the sailors to La Coruña: a guided tour of the old town, admission to the Tower of Hercules, the oldest working lighthouse in the world, plus a Welcome Cocktail featuring local wines, delicious empanadas, tortillas and sausages.

The marina staff and marineros (dockhands) were very helpful. As a thank you, I (Kathy Parsons), gave them a copy of my Spanish-English phrasebook 'Spanish for Cruisers'. They were very happy about it!

Enjoying La Coruña fresh seafood (crew of Saphir) -  Cornell Sailing Events  

La Coruña is famous for its fresh seafood, and the sailors took advantage of the very reasonable prices. Some of our favorites: pulpo (octopus) with gambas (shrimp) in a garlicky sauce, grilled chipirones (squid), and zamburiñas (small scallops) on the half shell. Plus, melt in-your-mouth sardines, rape (monkfish), and many other fresh fishes.

From tapas bars to Michelin one-star restaurants, there were many opportunities to partake. All accompanied by the local wines and beers.

2014 European Odyssey participants in La Coruna -  Cornell Sailing Events  

There are lots of festivals in La Coruña during the summer. Those arriving early were able to catch the last weekend of the Feria de Maravillas (Medieval Festival) with regional foods and wines, crafts stalls and traditional music. For several boats, a folk concert in María Pita Plaza topped off the week.

Other activities depended on the needs and interests of the boats: beach days for the children, technical help from mechanics, wanders through the shopping districts.

And when the boats did finally set sail from La Coruña, headed toward their next big stop in Porto, they had their choice of picturesque rías along the coast to break up their voyage.

The old town was a short walk away -  Cornell Sailing Events  

European Odyssey visits the Tower of Hercules first built by the Romans, still a working lighhouse -  Cornell Sailing Events  

Event website


by Cornell Sailing


  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=125471

9:46 PM Mon 11 Aug 2014GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







Sail-World Cruising News - local and the World



You scratched my seagrass! by Steven Katona, Newport, RI














The Galley Guys take on the Vancouver International Boat Show by Greg Nicoll with Frank Leffelaar and Friends,


Are you ready to enter that marina? by Captain John Jamieson, Florida














Remember to properly dispose of obsolete distress beacons by Australian Maritime Safety Authority,




World ARC fleet bids farewell to Bali by World Cruising Club,
















World ARC crews in Bali by World Cruising Club,


Could your sailing navigation use a tune-up? by Captain John Jamieson, Florida












The Boat Cookbook
La Grace - Flagship of Africa-Europe Challenge in 2014
Indian Ocean-wide tsunami exercise to test readiness
Blue Planet Odyssey - Aventura makes landfall at St John’s
18 anti-piracy weapons for ships to fight pirates
World ARC fleet now arriving in Bali
Governor’s Cup Yacht race - Great for cruisers and racers alike
Cowes Breakwater causes new tidal flow
EU Naval flagship- frigate assist yacht twice maydays in pirate zone
An offer a Galley Guy cannot refuse
Dinghy Safety - More to think about
World ARC fleet to enter Indian Ocean for the first time
What can you do to prevent electrocution and ESD?
Pack this sailing gear for 'hands-free' lighting
Salty Dawg Rally Seminar Series planned October 8 in Annapolis
Europe tightens up on skippers competency certification
World ARC fleet departs Darwin under full sail
NOAA expedition discovers ship’s timepiece silent for nearly 200 years
Blue Planet Odyssey - Northwest Passage gate opens
A Cruising Guide to the Dominican Republic 6.0 now available
BNS Leopold I to commence counter-piracy operations   
Africa Europe Challenge introduces 'Spectator's Package'   
Wanted youth circumnavigators on a 'Voyage of Imagination'   
Niagara-on-the-Lake, a popular cruising destination in Canada   
The crowd-pleasing comforts of catamaran cruising   
Death by Dinghy   
'Sailing Stones' of Death Valley seen in action for the first time   
Coast Guard searching for two boaters near St. Petersburg   
20 coral species listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act   
Shanghai to San Francisco in under 2 hours via supersonic sub   
PSP Southampton Boat Show 2014 - 2 for £24 ticket offer ends soon   
A case of crossed wires? A shocking situation!   
How amazingly awe-inspiring the Arctic really is   
New atlas provides thorough audit of marine life in the Southern Ocean   
European Odyssey boats arrive in Lanzarote + Video   
Multiagency rescue at Dunraven Bay + Video   
Canal Boating in the Alsace with the Galley Guys   
World ARC fleet arrives in Darwin   
Dangers of the Dinghy trip back to your boat   
European Odyssey visits Porto   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph, contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW CRU NH
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT