After a successful debut Act in 2016, Marina Funchal, on the south coast of Madeira Island’s capital, Funchal, will see a return visit from the fleet of GC32s. With a variety of wind conditions, including some extremely testing lighter days, the teams are pushed to their tactical limits in this venue.
For the first time in the Series’ history the Flying Phantom Series will take flight as part of the on water line-up, promising a festival foiling that is not to be missed.
Where is the best place to watch?
The free-to-enter public Race Village is located in Marina Funchal on the South side of the island. There will be plenty of entertainment throughout the day and guests can get the best view of the Stadium Racing.
Marina Funchal is considered to be one of the most spectacular harbour destinations in the world and has been a popular cruise liner destination for over 100 years, with up to 75 liners visiting per month. Bursting with culture, history and interesting architecture, there is plenty to see and do in Funchal, providing the perfect exploring ground for visitors.
For more information about getting around the island take a look at the Visit Madeira website.
Thursday 29 June
Friday 30 June
Saturday 1 July
Sunday 2 July
1 RACE VILLAGE ENTRANCE
2 OUTDOOR SCREEN
3 MEDIA CENTRE
4 EXTREME CLUB
5 VIEWING AREA & GRANDSTANDS
6 KIDS & INTERACTIVE AREA
7 FOOD & DRINKS STALL
8 LIVE MUSIC STAGE
9 RACE AREA
10 TECHNICAL AREA
11 GC32 PONTOON
1 EVENT SITE: CAIS 8, FUNCHAL
2 MADEIRA AIRPORT (FNC)
3 MONTE CABLE CAR
4 INTERNATIONAL CRUISE TERMINAL
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