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1st Puerto Portals Winter Series.

Puerto Portals 1st Winter Series 20-22 November. 12 Teams arrived in Puerto Portals last weekend for their first winter series. No races were sailed on Friday due to lack of wind, but 3 races were held on Saturday followed by 1 more on Sunday.  Although mainly local sailors participated a few travelling teams managed to …

Portuguese Grand Prix “Finals” in Vilamoura.

Pedro Andrade is top of the Podium in Finals. Of the 14 boats who participated in the Portuguese Grand Prix which was won by SUI 311 “Sophie Racing” only 10 teams ventured out to participate in the IDA European Grand Prix Finals in Vilamoura. Although a small fleet it was extremely competitive and 3 excellent …

Death of former Hon Secretary of IDA Mike Williamson

MIKE WILLIAMSON 1932 – 2020 Mike died on Tuesday 3 November. Mike was born in 1932 and it was in the early 60s that he entered into Dragon sailing, crewing for Nicky Streeter in his newly launched Sandpiper for the 1966 Poole Bay Olympic training week – they won all six races!  Writing at the …

“Sophie Racing” 311 Wins Portuguese Grand Prix.

Bernardo Freitas, Martin Westerdahl and Diogo Pereira Win Grand Prix. On the 4th day of racing in Vilamoura to decide the Portuguese Grand Prix, only one more race could be added to the program due to a weather front that saw gusts of 28kts and 2 metre high waves! This was in complete contrast to …

Latest from Portuguese Grand Prix.

5 Races now completed in Vilamoura. The 14 lucky Dragon Team’s who are enjoying the sunshine and warm sea breezes in Vilamoura have now completed 5 of the 8 scheduled races over the past 3 days. Today the fleet hope to sail 3 more races in possibly the best conditions of the week with a …

Portuguese Grand Prix in Vilamoura (Day 1).

Nino Shmueli and Team in Vilamoura. Due to the world wide pandemic the only IDA Grade 1 event of 2020 began today on the Portuguese Algarve, with a fleet of 14 boats in light wind conditions. Whilst the rest of Europe baton down the hatches for yet another Lockdown, 14 lucky Dragon teams enjoyed the sunshine …

Pedro Wins Marblehead Trophy in Vilamoura.

Charles Nankin, Pedro Andrade and Manuel Rocha win for Club Nautico de Tavira. The 2020 Marblehead Trophy reached it’s climax yesterday with 5 teams still in with a chance of wining this coveted trophy on the final day of racing in the popular Portuguese Algarve venue of Vilamoura. With 4 races completed both Pedro Andrade …

Marblehead Trophy in Vilamoura.

2019 Marblehead “Podium” in St Petersburg. Over the next 3 days (Oct 28th-31st) 15 top teams will represent their Yacht Club’s to compete for the famous Marblehead Trophy in Vilamoura. With several European Countries on the verge of a second National Lockdown teams from Spain, Turkey, Germany, France, Russia, Switzerland, Portugal and the Netherlands have taken …

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