The Clipper Round the World Yatch Race, whose first leg connects London to the Uruguayan city of Punta del Este, has a stop over at Portimão Marina between 8 and 15, with 11 vessels expected, with more than 230 sailors to sail. take part in this initial path.
From September 12th to 15th, a fan zone will operate from 10h00 to 18h00 in Portimão Marina Square, where you will be able to learn the history of the Clipper Round the World Yatch Race, living the thrills of this round the world. In turn, on the 11th and 12th, there will be held next to the commercial area of the marina a Portuguese wine show.
This non-competitive round the world will last about a year, with several stopovers on five continents and a total of 40,000 nautical miles. This Tuesday, September 10th, there was a welcome ceremony and delivery of the Clipper 2019-20 Race Awards, to be held at the Portimão Marina.
In the program that marks the passage of this sporting event in Portimão is also part on Thursday, September 12, the Rally Clipper 2019-20, taking place off Praia da Rocha from 11h00 to 15h45 and which can be seen by the public at along the coast. The same day, Clipper Connect is held at the Aqua Lounge of the Tivoli Marina de Portimão Hotel, a network open to businessmen and entrepreneurs who make the sea their source of inspiration for business and innovation, which is scheduled for 17h00, followed by tasting. promoted by Docapesca.
For the 12th and 13th of September, visits are planned for an iconic Clipper 70 ', 23 meters long, allowing participants to understand how to live aboard these state-of-the-art boats that are circling the world. Visitors will also get to know the crew as they prepare for their first major ocean crossing. Visits are free and take place from 14h00 to 19h00, requiring only advance booking for groups of more than 20 people, via email [email protected]
Also on the 13th, the Uruguayan Embassy in Portugal will promote at 18:30, in the Aqua Lounge of the Hotel Tivoli Marina de Portimão, a wine tasting of this South American country and final stage of the first stage related to the Clipper Round the World Yatch Race. Ambassador Brigida Scaffo is expected to attend.
On Saturday, September 14, those over the age of 18 will have the opportunity to socialize with those who take part in this mythical sailing tour of the world and see how they can also live this adventure. The meeting point will be the Clube Naval de Portimão, from 6.30 pm, and registrations, with a maximum of 50 people, must be made online.
Finally, on Sunday, September 15, the public will be able to watch the sailboats sail along Portimão's riverside area, starting at 2:45 pm, on a route between the Marina and the old Lota. At about 4 pm, the 11 sailboats will depart for the Uruguayan port of Punta del Este, with additional information on the schedule of the Clipper Round the World Yatch Race through Portimão available on the web.