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Disabled riders achieve Special Olympics success in Porto

23rd November - Special Olympics Championship

Riding for the Disabled Barlavento took 4 excited NECI students to Porto for the finals of the Special Olympics on 23rd November in Porto.

Aquabike European Endurance Championship 2017

Aquabike European Endurance Championship 2017The Yacht Club of Portimao hosted the final act of the UIM-ABP Aquabike European Continental season, the Endurance Championship over the weekend 27/29 October.

Aquabike, often referred to as jet-ski was sanctioned in 1995 by the Monaco-based Union Internationale Motonautique (U.I.M.) the world governing body for all power boat racing. Jet-ski’s are ridden in the stand up position, whereas Aquabikes are similar to a motorcycle, rode whilst sitting.

Disabled riders await confirmation of a place in the Special Olympics Final

Special Olympics PortugalThe regional qualifier for the Special Olympics for the disabled took place on Wednesday 4 October in Bensafrim. Riding For The Disabled Barlavento had six riders from NECI (in Praia da Luz) taking part.
They rode their socks off to win 3 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 1 bronze medal - a fantastic result! 

Chapman aces second round to hold four shot lead in Sky Sports Tour Championship

Adam Chapman - Photo by HotelPlanner.comAdam Chapman shot a hole-in-one in his second round which saw him build a four-shot lead over his nearest competitor in the HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour Sky Sports Tour Championship at Amendoeria Golf Resort.

Chapman (Carus Green Golf Club) carded a solid 68-round to move to eight-under par for the tournament, and one step closer to his first victory on the EuroPro Tour this year.

Algarve Air, Thick With The Smell Of Rubber

Algarve Air, Thick With The Smell Of RubberLast weekend saw yet more classes of motor sport concluding their series championships on the Algarve. The Portimao Autodrome hosted the Touring Cars, the LeMans Cup and the Le Mans European Series with championship titles up for grabs across all classes for both drivers and teams.

The Iberian Touring Car Championships could have sparked into life, with four races scheduled and two drivers battling for the championship title. Championship leader Francisco Mora's Seat Leon and Francisco Abreu's VW Golf GTI lined up on the start for a promising head to head title showdown.

Top Level Endurance Racing In The Algarve

Top Level Endurance Racing In The AlgarveThis weekend the European Le Mans Series returns to the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve following an absence of seven years. The three day event culminates with the season grand finale on Sunday when 96 drivers representing 21 nations will begin the title deciding clincher. 

The 4 Hours of Portimão is the last event in the six event series, an endurance race around the 4.684km circuit, will see 35 cars lined up on the starting grid. Both the team and drivers titles across all three classes remain undecided so with the six titles up for grabs the race promises to be full of action and drama.

Amendoeira Golf Resort Gears Up To Host First Ever EuroPro Tour Grand Finale

Amendoeira Golf Resort Gears Up To Host First Ever EuroPro Tour Grand FinaleLeading Algarve golf destination, Amendoeira Golf Resort, is putting final preparations in place ahead of hosting its first HotelPlanner.com EuroPro Tour Championship, the grand finale of the year-long Race to Amendoeira series.
The Algarve gem, whose Oceanico Faldo Course was also recently named within Golf World Magazine’s Top 100 Golf Courses in Continental Europe, is set to host some of the game’s brightest prospects looking to step up to the European Challenge Tour. Only the five top-placed players after three highly-charged rounds in Portugal will progress to Europe’s second-tier circuit.

3rd Golf Corporate Day for Casas do Barlavento

3rd Golf Corporate Day for Casas do BarlaventoFor the third consecutive year, Casas do Barlavento organized a golfing day on September 22nd to thank the owners, buyers and business partners of Casas do Barlavento for a successful year at the Boavista Golf Resort & Spa.
Of the 80 invited players, a total of 20 teams, each composed of 4 players, resulted in a Stableford with a 9am shotgun start. The game ran smoothly, players enjoyed a sunny day, sandwiches and fresh towels and drinks at stations along the course.