It will not be the first time that the RS:X Class competes on the increasingly renowned Atlantic racing waters of the Bay of Cadiz, from Puerto Sherry and the Puerto de Santa María, which is considered one of the most extensive marinas in southern Europe.
Typically, winds in August are expected to be reliable and moderate – historically winds are between eight and 20 knots for at least 20 days of the month, and the area is blessed with warm, late summer temperatures.
Puerto Sherry and its wide range of leisure facilities and restaurants are only 4km away from the historic center of El Puerto de Santa María and nestled between two beaches called La Puntilla y La Muralla. Jerez de la Frontera, with its international airport and the famous speed circuit, is less than half an hour away by car, as well as Cádiz and Rota.
In August, we can expect a westerly wind, and occasionally the famous easterly Levante, although this usually comes in as a moderate 15kts wind in July and the following months.
The combination of good breezes, relatively easy transport and travel from all over Europe, the open waters and the onshore facilities sees Cadiz increasingly featuring as an international regatta and training venue for the Olympic classes, Volvo teams and more recently IMOCA ocean racers. In 2003 Cadiz played host to the ISAF Sailing World Championships, organized by the Andalusian Sailing Federation, but since more and more events are gravitating towards the area, the 2020 A-Class Catamaran European Championship and the 2020 RS:X Youth World Championship take place here, and a memorable Finn European championships produced incredible racing and imagery in March 2018 as well as the Techno Worlds Championships in 2019.
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Video (Andalusian Olympic Week, Regatta held annually in our Center)