How to Arrive
Fly to Faro (FAO) or Lisbon (LIS) international airports.
The easy way to get in Portimão Marina is to fly directly to Faro and from there to take a taxi. You can find a quite reasonable offer of airlines operating there. You can find all the airlines and destinations by clicking here.
Within Portugal, you can also drive from Lisbon (2h30m), or take a train.
From Spain, the closest airport is Sevilla, which is 2h40m by car from Faro.
Closer to the dates of the event, we may request a Sars-Cov-2 (Covid-19) PCR test, it will depend on the obligations of the country of that time.
When to Arrive
Please schedule your flights to be able to arrive in Portimao around mid day on Saturday, July 30th, or the day before. The check-in will start at 14 pm but will be open throughout the day so all people can arrive.
The boats are located in a marina with small supermarkets, showers, toilets, restaurant, bar and swimming pool. All participants should be in the marina the latest at 18 pm on Saturday, July 30th. On the first night, we will sleep on boats in the marina and we leave the marina on the day after in the morning of Sunday July 31st.
There are several logistics (check in procedures, reception of shopping for the boats, cabines allocation and unpacking, etc.) to be done before being able to leave the boats and all the participants are expected to be available on saturday to help.
The boats return to the base marina (Portimão) on Friday, August 5th in the afternoon. We will have final dinner and party of the event. You can sleep in the boat on the night of Friday August 5th, and you should leave the boat the latest by Saturday, August 6th at 9 am. Please note that you should book your return flights on Saturday, August 6th or later, never on Friday August 5th, as there may always be delays.
Some of the participants may decide to continue their holidays in Portugal after the sailing event. The IE Sailing Club is not going to organize, but we will connect the participants that wish to do it so that you can plan your itineraries together.