The practice of sailing in Gran Canaria is very extended, until the point that an autochthonous sport is linked to it. The Vela Latina. The main reasons of this liking are found in the enviable climate and the wind conditions that have the Island.
The points where the different sailing modalities are practised are the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, primarily in Las Alcaravaneras bay and Las Canteras; the east coast, particularly Pozo Izquierdo beach, the ideal place for windsurfing, and Maspalomas and Mogán in the south.
Competition sailing is worth a special mention, since Gran Canaria is in an excellent position on a world-wide scale, with its yachtsmen and women forming the backbone of the Spanish Olympic team. But our athletes have not only made history in dinghy sailing. Yachtsmen and women from Gran Canaria head important cruiser class teams on the national circuit.