Friday, 19 September 2014
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EDP ​​10th Portugal Championship for Children and BeginnersAfter a day without wind and dense fog, fleets conducted the very last two races of the competition.

In Children's Men, José Saraiva Mendes, the Nautical Club Good Hope, had a perfect day, winning both races performed, which allowed him to win the title ahead of Miguel Sancho, Gym Club Naval de Faro and Beatriz Cintra, the Clube Naval de Portimão, who was third overall and won the women's title.

Ryder Cup debutants heading for PortugalRyder Cup rookies Victor Dubuisson and Stephen Gallacher are set to tee up in the 2014 Portugal Masters from October 9-12, two weeks after they represent Paul McGinley’s European team against the United States at Gleneagles.

The Ryder Cup theme will be augmented by the participation of Europe’s captain, McGinley, and the man he hopes to emulate later this month, José Maria Olazábal, who will also be at Gleneagles as one of the Irishman’s vice-captains two years to the week since guiding his charges to a brilliant comeback victory at Medinah.

World Golf AwardsNominees at the World Golf Awards, the only global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in the golf hospitality industry, are entering the final straight as the deadline for voting approaches.
World Golf Awards 2014 will take place at the Conrad Algarve, Portugal, from November 13th-16th.

Voting for the event closes on October 2nd, with World Golf Awards urging supporters to make their voices heard.

  2014 World Youth Sailing ISAFThe  2014 World Youth Sailing ISAF officially came to an end on Friday. The 44th Edition ended with the Closing Ceremony, held in Friday in the city of Tavira was filled with athletes from 67 countries attending the event, but also many tourists and residents, delighted with a party full of joy and youth .

The World Youth Sailing ISAFThe World Youth Sailing ISAF is about to begin in Tavira, which runs between 12 and 19 July in Algarve waters. About 400 sailors from 69 countries will attend the event, a record number of participants, in the 44th edition of this event.

It is the 5th time Portugal has hosted the World Youth Sailing ISAF. After Troy (1973), Sines (1981), Vilamoura (1992) and Wood (2003), it is now the turn of Tavira to host one of the most prestigious events of the International Sailing Federation.

footballThe odds are heavy that Portugal soon will legalise online gambling. You can bet your boots gamblers will be delighted, but the chances are that many non-gamblers will be troubled by this development.

Last week the Council of Ministers approved plans to push ahead and legalise licensed online casino, poker and sports betting. Pending approval by the National Assembly and the European Commission, the new scheme could be in place by the end of this year. It will allow foreign operators to apply for licences.

The World’s Fastest Field Sport returns to Amendoeira Golf ResortThe Dublin Hurlers chose to return to the Portuguese resort for a warm weather training camp ahead of the start of the hurling championship season in Ireland.

They held an intensive warm weather training camp at the Amendoeira Golf Resort in the Algarve between 1st and 5th June 2014 which enabled them to prepare for the forthcoming hurling championship season which kicks off on 15th June.

Skating Success for the International School of the AlgarveThe Sports Club of the International School of the Algarve (CDEIA) won 12 podium appearances in the National Championship in Track Speed Skating for the age groups ‘Iniciados’ and ‘Juniores’, held in Lagos, during the weekend 24th and 25th May which was organised by the CDEIA and the Skating Federation of Portugal.