The 2017 edition of the Transquadra race between Barcelona and Nantes to Madeira took place this week. The first boats were expected to arrive oround 21/22 July. There are, I believe, 97 yachts taking part in the leg to Madeira. This race is either a single handed or 2 crew race only and their arrival in Madeira consists of whole families being here to welcome them. The buzz in the Marina is wonderful.
The yachts will stay here until February 2018 when they will continue on the second leg of the race to Martinique.