Sines, Portugal

Sines – the land of discoveries - is a municipality in the centre of the southwest coast of Portugal. It’s located in one of the most preserved regions of the European coast and has beaches, dunes, streams, moors and regions of mountains. 

The Port of Sines is an open-water sea port with excellent maritime access and no depth or height restrictions. As well as being the largest port area of Portugal it is the historical birthplace of the navigator, Vasco da Gama (1460-1524), discoverer of the Maritime Way to India. 

Situated between the sea and the plains just 10km away, is the picturesque village of Porto Covo, surrounded by some of the most beautiful and best-preserved beaches in Portugal. Its territory is part of the Nature Park of Southwest Alentejo and Vincentine Coast.

Along its 30 kilometres of coastline, Sines offers beaches for everyone, from families to adventurers, which have regularly been awarded European Blue Flags in recent years. As well as being the finish port for the first race leg it is also the starting port for the race across the Atlantic to Bermuda.

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