The International Vilamoura Marina Club (CIMAV) announces the 43rd International Carnaval Sailing Tournament to be held from 25 - 27 February 2017 at the Vilamoura Marina. The Carnaval Regatta, as this event will be known, will include races in the Laser Standard 4.7, Laser Radial, 420, in the National Qualifying Trial to qualify for the European and World Championships and the Optimist, 470, Snipe, F18, Dart 18, Finn, 49er, 49er FX and Flying Dutchman classes. More than 500 competitors will participate.
The race, organized by CIMAV has the support of the Portguese Sailing Federation and ARVELA DO SUL, the City of Loulé, Portugal Tourism and RTAlgarve and the partnership of
Vilamoura World, Quarteira Parish Council, Vilamoura Marina, Inframoura and Dom Pedro Hotels.
The event will provide many economic benefits for tourism in the region. More than 4800 hotel nights have been reserved and will provide a total of 10,400 meals. An estimated 1200 people will attend the event.
Various regional organizations will participate in this event. These will include Dinamika Association, Urbinvest, McDonalds, Akvavit Restaurant, Pão & Pão, Visacar, Garvetur, Pataca's Bar, Meumar, Cruzeiros de Vilamoura, Mar de Histórias, LaCabane Restaurant, News Restaurant/Bar, Don Afonso and Dune Sailmakers.