2021 Finn Europeans moves to Vilamoura
Following this week’s cancellation of the French Olympic Week, in Hyères, of which the Finn Open and U23 European Championships was included, the International Finn Class is delighted to accept an offer from the Vilamoura Sailing Center to host the event over the same dates, which remain 10-16 April.
The event is a crucial competition ahead of the all-important Finn Gold Cup, three weeks later in Porto in northern Portugal, which is the final continental qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, where the last places for Africa and Europe will be decided.
Vilamoura was a logical option
to limit further travel around Europe in these uncertain times. Vilamoura will also provide excellent preparation for the many sailors still trying to qualify their country for Tokyo, with similar conditions and the same format.
Why Vilamoura ?
Modern, lively and sophisticated, Vilamoura has developed around its marina, and is today one of the largest leisure and sports resorts in Europe.
At the heart of the Algarve in Portugal, Vilamoura has for over 50 years been an exceptional destination and lifestyle experience. Vilamoura is known for the quality and purity of its environment with an exceptional range of lifestyle choices and leisure opportunities including renowned championship golf courses, world-class equestrian facilities, water and land-based sports. With several of the region’s leading spas, two of the finest beaches in Europe and over 300 days of sunshine per year, Vilamoura is designed for relaxation.
Vilamoura is the beating heart of the Algarve, offering an eclectic mix of over 100 restaurants (including the Michelin star-rated Willie’s), chic bars, beach clubs and a leading casino, all set to the soundtrack of live music that delights the senses