Last weekend the final event of the 2022-2023 Cascais SB20 Winter Series concluded at Clube Naval de Cascais. International participants were represented by UK, Dutch, Irish and Belgian teams. On the first day 19-boat fleet completed three races in southwest light wind conditions of 5 to 8 knots in Cascais bay.
At the end of the first day the championship was led by Michael O’Connor’s Irish TED team with Davy Taylor and Ed Cook. It was runner up Clube de Vela Atlântico Another Affair team of Miguel and Francisco Oliveira helmed by Tiago Morais. Closing the podium was the local team Solyd Properties Developers of Vasco Serpa, Pedro Costa Alemão and Diogo Machado Pinto.
On the second day due to the weak and unstable wind in Cascais bay, the fleet headed over to the Guia race area. In this place, for which Cascais is known worldwide, expectations were fulfilled and this international fleet completed three more spectacular races with the wind blowing from the Northwest from 15 to 18 knots.
The big winner of the 5th SB20 Cascais Winter Series was Vasco Serpa with Pedro Costa Alemão and Diogo Machado Pinto on Solyd Properties Developers. Michael O’Connor’s team with Davy Taylor and Ed Cook, TED, fell to second place. Another Affair completed the podium by Miguel Oliveira Francisco Oliveira and Tiago Morais.
With the end of this championship, another winter season in Cascais was concluded and the overall winners of the Cascais Winter Series were crowned. Inscribing his name on the Tony Castro perpetual trophy, a trophy awarded to the winners of the Cascais Winter Series, the Clube de Vela Atlântico Another Affair team led by Miguel and Francisco Oliveira and helmed by Tiago Morais.
Second place overall was for a debutant team Hotel Valverde class by Pedro Mendes Leal with António Pereira, Ricardo Schedel and Maria Tavares. The boat Solyd Properties Developers by Vasco Serpa, Pedro Costa Alemão and Diogo Machado Pinto closed the overall winter podium.
The Cascais Winter Series is a championship consisting of five events, one per month that took place from November 2022 to March 2023 in Cascais. This edition had 29 teams coming from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Finland, Holland, Switzerland and Portugal.
This championship was supported by Turismo de Portugal, Visit Cascais, Cascais City Council, Portuguese Sailing Federation, Cascais Marina, Sagres and Vista Alegre. Full results below.