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SAILING IN CASCAIS. THE WIND IS CALLING. Introduction. The City of Cascais and the Clube Naval de Cascais capacity to host and organize major international sailing events was recognized worldwide after the success of the organization of the ISAF Sailing World Championships 2007.

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SAILING IN CASCAIS

THE WIND IS CALLING

Sailing in Cascais – October 2007


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Introduction

  • The City of Cascais and the Clube Naval de Cascais capacity to host and organize major international sailing events was recognized worldwide after the success of the organization of the ISAF Sailing World Championships 2007.

  • The Portuguese Candidacy to host the 2007 America’s Cup was considered one of the best.

  • Clube Naval de Cascais has organized no less than 30 World, European and Continental Championships in International and Olympic Classes.

  • Sailing, along with Golf, is one of the two major axis of Cascais tourism promotion.

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Major Championships held in Cascais

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Endorsement Letters

Cascais bids to host major international events received endorsement letters from some of the best sailors:

. Vincent Hoecht

. Paul Ricard Hoj Jensen

. Buddy Melges

. Serge Maury

. James Schoonmaker

. Harry Adler . Peter Siemsen

. Mark Reynolds . Robert Scheidt

. Torben Grael . Russel Coutts

confirming the excellent wind and sea conditions that prevail in Cascais, as well the ability to host world-class sailing events.

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General Information

  • The natural advantages of a sunny country with such diverse geographic features have turned Portugal into a chosen destination for many holidaymakers, an ideal place for practicing water sports and playing golf, offering modern tourism facilities, and quaint and personalized means of accommodation.

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General Information

  • The main characteristics of Cascais weather are:

    • It is warm all year around

    • It is sometimes hot in the summer with a mean temperature in the hottest month above 22ºC

    • Temperature rarely falls to freezing point, even during the coldest months of December and January

    • The annual average sunshine in Cascais region amounts to between 2.600 and 3.300 hours.

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General Information

  • Cascais waters have very low levels of pollutants.

  • The cost of living in Portugal is the lowest in the European Union.

  • the Lisbon region and in particular Cascais/Estoril is considered a very low risk area.

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Venue

  • Cascais geographical location is by itself a natural venue to stage for major sailing events.

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Venue

from the Marina, around the Cascais Fort to the Clube Naval de Cascais, the city waterfront is an unique regatta stage

Beach

Cascais Fort

Clube Naval de Cascais

Marina

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Venue

… within the very historical centre of Cascais which is a 13th century medieval town with small and pictorial streets, with exceptional conditions to accommodate, feed and entertain all the participants and attendants.

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Clube Naval facilities

  • The brand new club house and facilities inaugurated in 2007 are a modern and functional infrastructure planned to host major sailing events:

    • Boat Parks

    • 2 Ramps

    • 2 Cranes

    • Bar

    • Restaurant

    • Race Office, Judges, Race Committee and Press Office rooms

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Accommodation

The Clube Naval is able to negotiate preferential rates with the majority of Cascais hotels.

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Tourism Infrastructure

  • As a major European tourism destination Lisbon and the Estoril Coast boast a vast array of rich and diverse tourist attractions:

    • Historical sites

    • Museums

    • National Park and conservation areas

    • Sporting facilities

    • Public Entertainment facilities

    • Coastal attractions

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Transport Infrastructure

Cascais benefits from transport links that ensure an easy travel to and from the racing venue

  • Cascais is at 1day drive from Santander and Bilbau (cities with direct ferries lines from Plymouth and Portsmouth)

  • International Airport 40 minutes from Cascais

  • Highway connection to Lisbon only 2.000 m from the Club

  • A scenic motorway connects Cascais with Lisbon

  • Lisbon is a commercial seaport with three terminals.

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Meteorology

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Meteorology

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Meteorology

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Currents

  • The only location, in which the current exceeds 1.1 knots within Cascais Bay, lies directly in line with Tagus River, which runs between banks in the area that separates race area C from race areas A and B.

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