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2012/07/18

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2012 - Azores

For the first time ever,  the Red Bull Cliff Diving event will be held on Portuguese territory, in the small islet of Vila Franca do Campo, in São Miguel Island, Azores.

This stage will allow the athletes to perform their two required dives straight off the rocks, in the World Series' most natural cliff diving environment to date, since the tiny islet of Vila Franca do Campo, is a beautiful nature reserve set in the crater of an extinct volcano.

This stage will be the third in a series of seven, which, besides Portugal, also includes France, Norway, Ireland, USA, United Kingdom and Oman

Never before has a competition taken place directly off the cliff. Only for the third and fourth round will the athletes return to the 27m platform in order to complete their most difficult dives.



Event Schedule:
Saturday, July 21:
- 10.00am: Head-to-Head Round (14 athletes)
- 11.00am: Head-to-Head Round (14 athletes)
- 11.45am: Final Round (8 athletes)
- 12.30pm: Awards Ceremony at Marina de Vila Franca do Campo


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Spectator information:
The Portuguese stage of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is free and open to the public. However, given the location of the competition, in the islet of Vila Franca do Campo, the only way to watch it is by boat. All private boats must be registered, with the application form available to download here. The same form can be picked up and delivered to Clube Naval de Vila Franca do Campo or to the delegation of Tourism of Ponta Delgada by July 18.


Tourism Delegation of Sao Miguel
Avenida Infante D. Henry, 9500 Ponta Delgada
Opening Hours: 9.00am - 6.00pm
Tel: +351 296 285 743
       +351 296 308 625

Clube Naval de Vila Franca do Campo
Street Engineer Manuel Antonio Martins Mota

Marina of Vila Franca do Campo
9680 Vila Franca do Campo
Opening Hours: 9.00am - 1.00pm & 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Tel: +351 296582 333
Please note that on Thursday, the 19th, to Saturday, the 21st of July, the islet of Vila Franca do Campo will not be accessible due to preparations for the competition.More information about this event here

Source: Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series





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