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Motorsport in Lanzarote 2016

This is the provisional calendar for motor racing events in Lanzarote during 2016 as organised by the Federación de Automovilismo de Las Palmas (FALP).

Provisional_Race_Calendar_FALP_2016Subida de Haria 2015

We wanted to publish the list as soon as possible, as we know some of you like to plan your holidays around spectating our motorsport events. These are the dates suggested for 2016.

6 February 1 Slalom La Candelaria

2 April Rallye La Candelaria

30 April Rallye Isla de Los Volcanes

30 July Slalom de Tinajo

18 June Subida de Haría  read more »

UD Lanzarote 5 CD Atletico Granadilla 1

The Rojillos begin the New Year and ended the first round of games with an emphatic win on a scorching hot winter’s day in paradise.

UD Lanzarote Team-photo-Jan-3rd-2016

A fantastic amount of holidaymakers gave up part of their Sunday afternoon to lend their support to the island that many of them love. Heaps of children walking out with the Lanzarote team will I hope embed a fondness for this great island. For the adults a 5 Euro entrance, one Euro a beer and a steak sandwich for 2 Euros with sun on tap will seal that love.

For those of you not at the match and enduring a wet and windy winter please forgive my comments though I am sure for many of you it will be quite easy to picture yourself there so close your eyes for a moment and feel that heat. Did it work? The only flood we had in Lanzarote today was that of sun and goals.

Fair enough, it was Lanzarote at the top of the table playing the bottom club but you can only play what is in front of you and Lanzarote went at the Tenerife side looking for the early kill.

In the 12th minute Lanzarote went 1-0 up following a corner from Toñito . Defender Ignacio fired home with his left foot and then it was all hands on deck for the visitors who were getting murdered down either flank by Toñito and Louis Kennedy.

It took till the  read more »

UD Lanzarote 1 UD Las Zocas 1

The Rojillos extend their unbeaten home run to a mighty 30 games but again it needed a late goal to keep that record intact.

UD Lanzarote British-boy-Louis-Kennedy-extended-Lanzarote´s-unbeaten-home-run-to-30-games-by-scoring-from-the-spot

What a day to watch a football match with a pleasant sunny sky and temperatures topping 24 degrees just a few days before Christmas. To all the holidaymakers that I spoke to, watching a game of footy in shorts and a T shirt and grabbing a beer from the bar for one Euro life could hardly get better.

The first chance of the match fell to British boy Louis Kennedy, a super cross from the right in the 7th minute found the winger but unfortunately his diving header from 6 yards was inches wide of the target with the goal at his mercy.

The Tenerife side certainly didn’t arrive in Lanzarote to sit back and enjoy the sun; they looked dangerous on the counter attack and in the  read more »

US Yaiza 0 UD Lanzarote 0

What a huge disappointment this derby match proved to be. A horrible strong wind blew across the pitch and with the hosts scoring just 4 goals in their last 8 outings but still picking up an incredible 12 points this weather played into the hands of the home side.

UD Lanzarote Striker-Mauri-being-brought-down-in-a-game-littered-with-fouls

Lanzarote knew this was going to be a physical match but when the officials stopped play for every foul the game could find no rhythm as the yellow cards mounted up.

As this was an away match it was one that I was looking forward to as I could enjoy a beer watching my club on a public holiday. To make things better my wife said she would like to join me to watch the match and as Anna is no great fan of the beautiful game I was well happy with the hope of converting her to the round ball game rather than Yoga or Zumba.

Leaving our home in Tahiche with nothing more than a gentle breeze with the sun being covered only by the occasional cloud all looked good. Just as we left I stopped the car and ran back inside to get my sweatshirt with Anna saying you won’t be needing that as we are heading south.  Best decision of the day I had made was there and then.

Twenty minutes later we arrived in Yaiza in  read more »

UD Lanzarote 2 CD Santa Ursula 0

What a great weekend for the Rojillos. On the Saturday Lanzarote´s closest rivals UD Telde and Las Palmas B both lost so with this win Lanzarote are now four points clear at the top of the league.

This will not go down as a classic, not by a long way but two deserved goals in the final fifteen minutes was enough to secure the win against the Tenerife side and make it 29 games since defeat at home, just four short of the record of 33  set back in the mid 90´s.

Neither side were impressive in the opening minutes though you could see Lanzarote´s winger Toñito was up for the match as he breezed past defenders on both flanks though his team mates were not on the same wave length. You do know that if Toñito wants to play you will be guaranteed at least two or three good chances every match.

The first clear chance of the match was in the  read more »

UD Telde 1 UD Lanzarote 1

The Rojillos were just a few minutes away from taking home maximum points however an away point against your nearest rivals who had won five of their last six matches whilst drawing the other is more than acceptable.

UD Lanzarote

This game will be more remembered for the passion and ruggedness rather than the beauty of its football as tempers flared on the terrible cut up artificial pitch. Both teams stood toe to toe for the full 90 minutes and a  read more »

Free Open Water Swim Sessions In Lanzarote

We’ve teamed up with Swim Lab Lanzarote to offer flights and accommodation through our travel agency, for their Open Water Swimming Camps starting in January 2016.

Swim Lab Lanzarote

There’s been a terrific response to their initial camps launched taking place in January and May, swimmers from the USA, UK and Ireland have already confirmed their places in Lanzarote to improve their skills and gain a competitive advantage.

Free Coaching For Residents

There’s a special coaching programme aimed at residents and holiday makers to improve your confidence of swimming in the sea, what’s more it’s free of charge!

Places are limited, so if you  read more »

UD Lanzarote 3 Union Viera 2

On Sunday morning in intense heat both teams produced a real spectacle. Lanzarote going in front then the Tenerife side taking the lead and with just six minutes remaining and with only ten men the Rojillos fought back with Javi Melíán scoring the winner in the 92nd minute.

UD Lanzarote goalscorers-Javi-Melián-&-Captian-Rosmen

In the opening 15 minutes Lanzarote edged possession but the visitors looked dangerous on the break. Lanzarote had the first good opportunity of the match in the 11th minute when Rosmen put through his fellow striker Mauri, the Colombian hit his strike low though the Tenerife keeper made a good save. A couple of minute’s later defender Adrián Barrera found himself unmarked at the far post but failed with his header to hit the target.

On the half hour the visitors had a good claim for a penalty turned down. Striker, Captain and a general pain in the backside for the Lanzarote defence the whole match Ale Peraza felt as though he had his shirt pulled in the area but the Ref waived away his claims. Later on the striker should have been booked for a ridiculous dive in the penalty area but the Ref ignored this as well.

The Rojillos made the breakthrough on the stroke of half time. Toñito curled in a corner from the right and Rosmen seemed to hang in mid air then powered in a rocket of a header into the top right hand corner giving his side a 1-0 advantage to take into the half time break.

Six minutes into the second half and  read more »


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