Viana do Castelo, Vice President of the CAAC, will hold between the 18th and the 25th of July, the European Laser Radial Championship. This major sporting event is organized by the city of Viana do Castelo and the Viana do Castelo Sailing Club and will feature the participation of 318 sailors from 31 countries, 24 of which European and 7 African, Asian and American.
Manned by a sailor, Laser Radial vessel is a variant of the standard laser which differs by having a shorter mast and a reduced sail area (5.76 m2).
Viana do Castelo, which is increasingly acknowledged like a nautical Atlantic City, has been focusing on the development and diffusion of water sports, including sailing and especially in this kind of young competition. With these events, Viana do Castelo also seeks to ensure sustainable development, since the organization of these events brings potential economic, social and environmental benefits.
These events have also joined the matrix outlined by the Strategic Plan for Viana do Castelo, which covers the project “Boating in schools”, this year with the participation of 54 groups, corresponding to 1063 students of 2nd and 3rd cycles of basic education.