Category Archives: Sports

Madeira Islands Golf

The Madeira Islands with their eternal spring are the perfect golf destination all year round. Two different islands, three magnificent golf courses and a wide range of accommodation, leisure and wellness for all golfers. Their golfing tradition goes back to 1937, when three British men, Miles, Leacock and Blandy, built the first nine-hole course. In Madeira you have two courses

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Canyoning on Madeira

Before the Carnival craziness starts … lets just show you quickly a few images of canyoning here on Madeira.

Madeira Island Paragliding Meeting

The VI Madeira Island Paragliding Meeting will take place next March, between the 17th (Wednesday) and 21st (Sunday). All pilots are welcome to this event. Click here for more information Parapente Funchal 500 Anos from Décio Abreu on Vimeo.

Madeira Paragliding

Lot of people will say that Madeira it’s mainly for older people. When I walk through the streets of Funchal or the park Santa Catherina I do see a lot of elderly tourists rambling around. So I understand why people say that Madeira is for seniors …… BUT … the thing is that those who believe this … they do

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Transat 6.50 is halfway to Madeira

Click on the image or here to follow the Transat 6.50 race that is taking place now (dato 22-09-2007) and now halfway to Madeira Island. After thirty years that the race was created, the 16th edition of the Transat 6.50 is still one of the star races in the world. An approach that allows amateurs and those with low budget

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The Times – Christiano Ronaldo

Alberto João Jardim was reelected as president of Madeira 12 days ago and one of his first decisions was to have Cristiano Ronaldo’s former house knocked down. Three days into his new term of office, a digger duly arrived and flattened it. “Maybe they will build a statue there,” Hugo, Ronaldo’s elder brother, said, sarcasm ringing in his voice. But

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo from the Madeira Island … seeks to be the best of the best (ever) in the world of soccer / football. “Cristiano at 22 has definitely got to the level of the best player in the world. Thereafter it will be up to the people and coaches around the world to decide if he is as good as

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Carros de Madeira

These last Friday the people of Camacha were witness of hazardous speed limits breaking race. It was the 3rd edition of the Carros de Madeira race. Reckless race drivers risked their lives on the streets of Camacha …. were hundred populace watched with fear in their hearts these phenomenon’s of the road passing by as greased lighting. And making it

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Regatta Les Sables РMad̬re

17th June – 5th July 2007 the first edition of the French regatta “Les Sables-Madere-Les Sables” will take place. Class 40 sailboats will travel through the Atlantic highway to finish their first leg at the marina of Quinta do Lorde. This marina is located on the extreme east side of the island, 4 km from the fishing village of Caniçal,

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Madeira Island Open … dance

The 2007 edition of the Madeira Island Golf Open has started today … Over 100 competitors from the PGA European Tour will be competing for the 700,000 euro prize money at the Santo da Serra Golf Club. But as my father would say ‘enough talking …. let me see you dance!‘ ….. and so lets watch those golfers ‘dance‘ on

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Madeira Island Open Golf

This year, the Madeira Island Open Golf Tournament 2007, one of the main PGA European Tour events, will be held between 21 and 25 March, at the Santo da Serra Golf Course. This year’s event will feature 144 competitors from the PGA European Tour competing for EUR 700,000 in prize money. Every year, this European circuit tournament brings together the

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Video: Surfing

Person 1: I am going to Madeira for Holidays. Person 2: What? Madeira?? Only old people goes for holidays to that island! There is nothing there for young people like us. Person 1 (looking at the hair of person 2 …. which is grey!) Like you?? Person 2: Yes! Name one typically thing that young people can do there on

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Video: Tandem Paragliding

Most of you know what Paragliding is (if not click here). But are you familiar with Tandem Paragliding? In a Tandem Paragliding, the instructor flies a glider that is built for 2 and can handle over a 500 lb payload. The instructor manages the safety and the student gets to experience the amazing paragliding at first hand. I found a

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Holiday Adventure on the High Seas

Crossing the Atlantic under sail has captured the imagination of mariners and “landlubbers” for centuries. It still does so today, despite the advent of faster and more convenient means of travel. Such a feat had remained the preserve of a few, until 2006 when Solent-based company ONDECK Sailing launched its TRANSATLANTIC ADVENTURE RALLY to offer an unrivalled opportunity for amateurs

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Video: Paragliding above Funchal

There are a few ways to see the city of Funchal from sky. By helicopter …. by cable car …. from the cable balloon at the Marina. But did you know there is another way to see all the Funchalense rooftops from above? Namely from a paraglide. A guy from Madeira started his paragliding stunt from the mountain side behind

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Video: Canoeing

Did you know that canoeing is now the fastest growing water sport here on the island of Madeira? They even organize race around the island. Each year, participants from all over Portugal come to Madeira Island to test their strength and stamina with the best canoeists. The race takes place in August and begins at Funchal harbour. João Mendonça and

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Safety precautions Levada walk

Please follow the next safety precautions when you are planning to take a Levada walk here on Madeira: When taking a Levada walk you must always be in company of a qualified guide; Prepare yourself and collect all updated information about the route you are planning to follow; Make sure about the total time you will be spending on that

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Video: Sky Dancing

The island of Madeira … a place for the elderly visitors where they can enjoy the peace and tranquillity … by strolling on the promenade … enjoying the view of the sea and mountains … contemplating the magical scenery the island offers. Madeira … vacation island for old people ….. as long as you do not look up! Because then

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Lost Jewel of the Atlantic

On the small Atlantic Isle of Madeira was a wave of legend.Kept secret by a cadre of big wave surfers, one of the world’s greatest surf spots lay hidden on an island lost in time. This is the story of paradise lost …. This is the story of Jardim do Mar …. Film debut Funchal 15 – 17 September