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Pact for sport

conveni-trasmapi1In an agreement signed into effect today by Consell de Formentera president Alejandra Ferrer and Rafael Cardona, director general of Trasmapi, the ferry company pledges to donate €7.000 in nautical equipment to the Municipal Sailing School, or Escola Municipal de Vela. In return, Trasmapi will transport people, vehicles and gear between Eivissa and Formentera for Escola de Vela activities. Sport consellera Paula Ferrer was also on hand for the signing.

24 October 2019
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Nearly one hundred registered to ride in Friday’s 4th Volta Cicloturista mountain biking challenge

volta-btt1The Consell de Formentera office of sport announces the start this Friday of the fourth Volta Cicloturista, a three-trial event in which mountain bikers crisscross the island dividing it in three parts: Sant Francesc, La Savina and La Mola.

Covering a total of 97.5 kilometres and climbing a thousand metres into the sky, the “Ride” is an ideal way for cyclists of any competing level to enjoy Formentera’s network of trails. For mountain riders geared toward competition, there’s also Sunday’s BTT La Mola, with 37.6K and 850 metres of altitude gain—a qualifying heat for the Pine Islands Mountain Biking Championship (Campionat Pitiús de BTT)—while those just in it for the fun have the option of an alternate route that occasionally follows the main ride.

Formentera’s councillor of sport Paula Ferrer highlighted the “growing gravitational pull on cyclists” of the Discover Formentera in October-partnered event.

Presented by the local office of sport, Grup Esportiu Espalmador and Unisport Consulting and a featured event in the current push to incentivise off-season travel to Formentera, the event’s current hundred-strong list of registered riders will remain open to new participants until Sunday.

The Volta kicks off on Friday at 4.00pm with a 29.5K loop in which cyclists will start and finish in Sant Francesc. The 39.5K second leg, with start and finish in La Savina, happens at 10.00am on Saturday, while participants in the 28.5K, alternate-route ride hit the road in La Mola Sunday at 11.00am.

23 October 2019
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

This Saturday, the seventh Illa de Formentera triathlon

triatlo1Alejandra Ferrer and Paula Ferrer, the respective president and councillor for sport of the Consell de Formentera, unveiled the programme for the seventh Illa de Formentera triathlon in a presentation at that took place at noon today. The two-modality event kicks off this Saturday at 2.15pm in es Pujols, when participants in the Sprint undertake a 750m swim trial, 20K cycling circuit and 5K run. The Olympic—1,500m in the water, 40K on two wheels and 10K on foot—starts at 4.00pm.

At the presentation, President Ferrer lauded the event, part of Discover Formentera in October. “Participation grows steadily every year; we couldn’t be happier”, she admitted, adding “fingers crossed, athletes and their supporters will get to experience the truly sensational month of October, and the chock-a-block slate of weekend activities that come with it”.

Sport councillor Paula Ferrer highlighted an already all-time high for signups—300 plus, a 30% uptick compared to 2018—and ongoing registration at www.triatlonformentera.com. Ferrer saluted “all the groups that have worked hard to make the triathlon happen” and asked for patience from islanders not taking part in the function during the planned traffic interruptions.

Manuel Hernández of Unisport Consulting, the group organising the trials, said roads from Sa Revista to es Pujols would be blocked to car traffic from 2.00pm to 3.30pm for the Sprint (the roundabout will remain accessible), and again for the Olympic modality from 4.00pm.

Trasmapi marketing chief Núria de la Torre was also on hand at the presentation. Trasmapi is the Illa de Formentera triathlon’s leading sponsor.

3 October 2019
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

New car park at football pitch

aparcament-camp-de-futbolv21The sport department of the Consell de Formentera reports that a new parking area has been opened next to the municipal football pitch in Sant Francesc. The 2,698-sq.-m. lot has space for seventy to eighty vehicles. In addition, as government property, the new car park means savings of six thousand euros a year—the annual rent paid to occupy the previous lot.

The sport department has also purchased four seven-a-side football goals for use at the municipal pitch. The goals cost €7,457.33.


27 September 2019
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Sailers with disabilities wrap up course

curs-de-vela--2-1The Consell de Formentera Department of Sport reports that the summer course in beginners’ sailing for islanders at the Centre de Dia ended at noon today.

Working with monitors from the Municipal Sailing School (Escola Municipal de Vela) participants learned their way around a boat and the fundamentals of sailing, plus came away with familiarity sailing solo. Eight students set out with monitors from both the school as well as the dependent care facility on the final outing, which concluded with a dip at the beach.

Councillor of Sport Paula Ferrer said she was “thrilled with the new initiative”, coordinated in partnership with the social welfare office, and hoped “for ongoing collaboration with the Centre de Dia—the best way to make sure that islanders at the day centre can keep benefitting from such an enriching experience”.

The Consell de Formentera bought the 12-person boat which is used for lessons in 2017 with help from Obra Social 'la Caixa'.

20 September 2019
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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