Algarve sailors are number 1 in the world ranking of Adapted Sailing

For the first time in the history of Sailing in Portugal, our country occupies 1st position in the Para World Sailing world ranking

The sailing duo Guilherme Ribeiro and Pedro Câncio Reis, from Iate Clube Marina Portimão/Vela Solidária, won first place in the world ranking of adapted sailing, after being crowned runners-up in the world in the RS Venture Connect class last year.

The announcement was made last week by World Sailing and, according to the Teia d'Impulsos association, «it is a reflection of dedicated work and enormous effort on the part of the two sailors and their coach Luís Brito».

«Reaching this global level was only possible as a result of support and partnerships, namely from the Municipality of Portimão, the Portuguese Sailing Federation and many other partners that allowed them better conditions in preparing for the major international competitions», adds the association responsible for the project Solidarity Candle.

In second place in the world rankings are the French Ange Margaron and Olivier Ducruix, current world champions, and in third place the English duo Adam Billany and Emily Wright.

The Portuguese team has a total of 372 points – three more than the French pair and 5 more than the English pair.