The Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Academy welcomed two new “Laser Bahia” sailboats, which were donated to the Cascais Naval Club by Cascais City Hall.

The ceremony, which included the presence of Carlos Carreiras, the Mayor of Cascais, Gonçalo Esteves, the President of the Naval Club and Paulo Mirpuri, the President of the Mirpuri Foundation, in addition to other important personalities from the local Naval Club. The christening of both boats by the parish priest from Cascais, Nuno Filipe Coelho, rounded off the celebrations.

Bahia, one of the Laser family’s largest boats, allows for a bigger number of sailors on board since it has the capacity to take up to 6 students, as well as the monitor. Sails, oars , or motor, the Bahia has it all. The versatile design offers a great platform for leisure or racing for the whole family. Slow to invert, and easy to put into the upright position and re-board, the Bahia makes safety one of its strongest features. Ideal for weekend adventures, the Bahia is comfortably beached, rowed or motored without compromising performance. And with a simple addition of a trapeze kit and a hoist of the gennaker, they are off to the races.The two boats are a great addition to the Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Academy, which has around 800 students per year.