The "Troia Portugal Match Cup" takes place between the 14th and the 17th of November, in the Sado River, at troiaresort. This is one of the major international sailing events taking place in Portuguese waters, welcoming some of the best skippers in the world to the troiamarina.
The match races of the "Troia Portugal Match Cup" offer a unique and competitive show at the highest technical level and of extraordinary beauty. Given the proximity of the vessels, viewers can follow the competition from the shore, in one of the terraces at troiamarina. The best skippers in the world will be there at troiamarina for one of the biggest international competition happening in Portuguese waters.
Names like James Spithill (America’s Cup winner), Ben Ainslie, Dean Barker and Peter Holmberg have been present in this event. Ian Williams, the current champion in title, is one of the confirmed skippers for this edition.
After hosting the 2007, 2008 and 2009 editions of this competition – with the participation of the Álvaro Marinho’s Olympic team – Troia welcomes back this worldwide projected competition. The event aims to promote the beautiful Alentejo region, its famous and wide Costa Vicentina and particularly the Peninsula of Troia, whose vast natural heritage shaped by the River Sado and by the Atlantic Ocean, make it a privileged place to practice sea sports and to welcome major nautical events.
Troia is an anchor for the Alentejo region’s tourism. Its range of touristic offer, its excellent accessibility conditions and the quality of its services and infrastructures, make Troia a unique family destination in Portugal and in Europe. These elements, together with its leisure equipments and renowned gastronomy, allow for the promotion of the Alentejo region as a competitive, truly attractive and one of a kind spot in Europe for the practice of sports activities in both land and sea, throughout the whole year.
The supply of touristic developments, excellent accessibilities, leisure equipment’s and renowned gastronomy, allow for the promotion of Troia and the Alentejo region as a competitive, truly attractive and one of a kind spot in Europe for the practice of sports activities in both land and sea, throughout the whole year.
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