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CENF gets accessible vehicle for riders with special needs and students

foto 2021 vehicle adaptat cenfThe Formentera Department of Sports has added a vehicle to its fleet that will accommodate riders with reduced mobility and special needs and young students at the Centre d’Esports Nàutics de Formentera (Nautical Sports Centre, CENF). Fundació la Caixa and CaixaBank contributed €19,420 to purchase of the €27,758 Renault Traffic nine-seater van.

Councillor of sport Paula Ferrer said that one of local government’s top priorities is “making CENF and nautical sports accessible for people likely to face accessibility challenges”. The van will accommodate islanders at Formentera’s adult day care facility, individuals vulnerable to social exclusion and schoolchildren, among others. The van will also be used for regattas on other islands, providing a means to transport for people and gear and enabling young athletes to continue training, experimenting and honing their competitive sailing chops”, the councillor pointed out.

Collaboration between the Consell de Formentera and Obra Social la Caixa began in 2017 when the two entities teamed up to help the CENF purchase a 12-seater Cyclone. Specially tailored for riders with reduced mobility, the accessible watercraft is being used today by islanders at the Formentera Day Centre and students at the CENF.

17 June 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

From Monday, open registration for summer courses at sailing school

foto 2021 escola vela AThe Formentera Department of Sports is pleased to announce that signups for summer courses at the island’s Escola Municipal de Vela (Municipal Sailing School) will begin next Monday 14 June. Scheduled to play out 28 June to 3 September at Formentera’s Centre d’Esports Nàutics (Nautical Sports Centre), the courses will be held weekdays and are geared toward swimmers over five.

Organisers have programmed three separate learning groups and, to maximise participation, will announce the official list of participants seven days before the start of each two-week session. Swimmers aged 5 to 17 can sign up for sailing, while those aged 7 to 17 will have the additional option of windsurfing. Saturday mornings will be reserved for two different supervised lessons for adults, the first from 10.00am to 12 noon and the second immediately after.

Enrolment can be completed in person at the Centre d’Esports Nàutics from 9.00am to 2.00pm. For more information, call 663 673 315 or email cenf@conselldeformentera.cat. Islanders at the adult day care facility will begin their own summer course at the sailing school on Friday 25 June.

10 June 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

This Monday: ‘Formentera to Run’

foto 2021 run“Formentera to Run”, a 60K footrace with five sub-stages of roughly 9K, 10K, 13K, 10K and 21K, will be held on the island from 31 May to 5 June.

Approximately 40 runners already registered to take part in the trial —part sporting event, part sightseeing tour— will discover and get to know extra special corners of Formentera.

On 5 June, the demanding final stretch will see runners cutting a 21K half-marathon route across La Mola. Its own self-contained race, “Formentera Trail 21” currently has 90 registered runners (signups can still be completed here).

Multi-medal champion Martín Fiz will be taking part in the competition.

Formentera to Run receives support from the Formentera Office of Tourism.

28 May 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

Island welcomes 350 participants of this weekend’s Formentera All Round Trail

foto 2021 FART BSet to take place this weekend, the tenth Formentera All Round Trail has contestants are gearing up for three races: the 72km “Fart”, the 42km “Half Fart” run Saturday and the 21km “Tros de Fart” on Sunday. The events are presented by Consell de Formentera, Grup Esportiu Espalmador, Penya Esportiva Són Marçal and Elitechip, and will draw nearly 350 athletes.

On Saturday 15 May, participants in the Fart will set out from La Savina harbour and circle the entire island before finishing where they began. Runners in the Half Fart will leave Platja des Arenals and do half of the same route. Exceptionally, the 2021 Tros de Fart will be held a day later, on Sunday 16 May, with participants starting in Es Caló and finishing at Port de la Savina. All three races begin at 9.00am. Remember: the Formentera All Round Trail can also be done in relay pairs.

Respect for the environment
The Consell reminds participants that running in the environmentally-friendly event means following certain rules, since part of Fart takes place in protected areas. In such areas, (which organisers say will be duly marked with signage) noise-makers and shouting is prohibitted and runners are to stay on the established path and use only rubber-tipped running sticks.

Runners must also refrain from littering, including containers and wrappers. Gels and energy bars must be marked with individual bib numbers, and runners who leave discarded items along the route face penalisation. There will be five refreshment stations on the Fart trail, three on the Half trail and one on the Tros de Fart.

13 May 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

Partnership with GE Espalmador

foto 2021 conveni GEEConsell de Formentera chief Alejandra Ferrer and Grup Esportiu Espalmador president Juan José Escandell signed a deal earlier today to support activities and events organisation and promotion at the municipal athletics camp (Escola Municipal d’Atletisme de Formentera, EMAF) in 2021. Deputy chief Ana Juan and GEE rep Jesus Ferrer were present as well.

Under the arrangement, €24,000 goes to hiring staff to oversee EMAF activities and another €12,000 goes to the planning, organization and implementation of various local sporting events.

5 May 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

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