Portimão receives the 2nd National Qualification Test for Adapted Sailing

From the Algarve, sailors from Vela Solidária/Yate Clube Marina Portimão and Clube Naval de Portimão participate

The II National Qualification Test (PAN) of the Hansa Class, in Vela Adaptada, takes place this weekend, between 29 and 30 May, at Marina de Portimão.

Organized by the Marina Portimão Yacht Club and Vela Solidária, a project of the Teia D'Impulsos Association, the II PAN has the support of the Portimão City Council and Portimão Parish Council, the Regional Association of Vela do Sul and the Portuguese Association of Class Access (APCA).

The race is open to boats of the Hansa 2.3 Individual, Hansa 303 Individual and Hansa 303 Double Classes.

Five teams are expected to compete: Vela Solidária/Yate Clube Marina Portimão, Clube Naval de Portimão, Clube Nautico de Almada, Clube Naval de Cascais and Clube Naval Povoense, from Póvoa de Varzim.

After a year without official competitions, given the pandemic caused by Covid-19, the I PAN took place on April 17 and 18, at Clube Náutico de Almada, with the participation of four clubs and nine sailors. The Adapted Sailing National Championship will take place in Aveiro at the end of October.

Vela Solidária is a social project – from the Teia D'Impulsos Association – which, through the practice of sailing, promotes social integration, self-esteem, tolerance and overcoming difficulties in disadvantaged children and young people, in addition to the mobility and autonomy of people with disabilities. disability, in order to improve their quality of life through sport.

Currently, the project develops activities in Portimão, Lagos, Lisbon and Porto, covering around 400 direct beneficiaries.