Vilamoura Marina Centre for High Performance Sailing.

Среда, 15 Февраль 2017 - Vilamoura Sailing School

Vilamoura Marina to open International Centre for High Performance Sailing



The Vilamoura International High Performance Sailing Centre, the Vilamoura Sailing - Hi Performance Centre, is due to open on February 17th and is the result of a partnership between the Companhia Náutica and the Vilamoura Marina. The Centre will provide a place for high-level sailing competitors to train and stay in Vilamoura area.


Although Vilamoura Sailing - Hi Performance Centre will be open year-round with the peak season being between October and May. This is because during that period most countries in central and northern Europe don't have favorable atmospheric conditions for training. #

A benefit of this is that it allows the athletes to plan their stays according to each team's specific needs for optimum performance. An example would be, the physical condition of each team member, appropriate diet to attain desired performance, practical, academic and psychological support.


The high performance centre will include a varied fleet of vessels  -

  • Optimist 420,
  • 29ers,
  • Laser Standard (Olympic class},
  • Laser Radial {Olympic class),
  • Laser 4.9 and 470 (Olympic class).

In addition to sailing vessels, the centre will also have semi-rigid boats for use of the trainers.


With this new equipment the Centre seeks to attract athletes from Northern Europe, particularly due to the meteorological conditions and lodging facilities. The Centre will also be ideal for athletes from Asia who are looking to establish a European training base. For this reason, the Hi Performance Centre will help combat the Algarve's seasonal nature, providing the Vilamoura Marina another differentiating factor as well as helping to increase regional economic development.

Vilamoura Marina has a long history of organizing competitions and bringing together high performance athletes. The success of the World Cup Optimist and the Regatta Carnaval, taking place from 25 - 27 February are examples of this. The upcoming Regatta at the  Carnaval will include more than 500 participants.