Algarve Raft Race – Sunday 25th September 2022

Algarve Raft Race 2022 – Sunday 25th September 2022

Time: 2.30pm – 6pm

Location: The Lake, Casa do Lago, Quinta do Lago

Following the huge success of the first Algarve Raft Race, we are delighted to be bringing an even bigger & better event this year!

For a safer, fun filled day we are holding the event on the Lake at Quinta do Lago, which means this year we will have: The PADDEL BOARD Race, JUNIOR Raft Race & the SENIOR Raft Race.

The event is guaranteed fun for everyone – so keep an eye out for more event details & the amazing prizes you can win, and of course start thinking of how you will build your rafts!  Entries will be opened from July, so be sure to get signed up early.

Download the Race Programme (EN)
Download the Race Entry Form (EN)

Want to be more involved?  Then ask us about our Sponsorship opportunites by contacting:

We are delighted to announce that our top 3 prizes are once again sponsored by Timeless Moments Vilamoura, EFoil Algarve & Vilamoura Watersports Center.

FIRST PRIZE – 3 hour Sunset Cruise with Timeless Moments Vilamoura – With a wide range of cruising options, endless fun & lasting memories book today at

SECOND PRIZE – EFoil lesson & experience with Fliteschool Vilamoura – What is Fliteboarding? Experience the modern, award-winning technology in action! Fliteboarding is a modern, state-of-the-art water sport that gives you the exhilarating sensation of literally flying over the water.  Unlike kiteboarding, snowboarding or skiing, the learning curve is far easier, with greater reward. Even for those with no previous water sports experience, we can get you up on the board! Find out more on their FB & Instagram pages EFoil Algarve PLUS don’t miss the opportunity to see the team demonstrate this fantastic new sport on the day of the Algarve Raft Race event.

THIRD PRIZE – Amazing Parasailing experience for 4 people over the stunning Algarve Coastline with Vilamoura Watersports Center.  The center also offers an array of water experiences from Jet Skiing, Dolphin Watching & Cave tours.  To find out more & book an experience before the event visit

We are delighted to announce our charity for this years event – MÔÇES


MÔÇES was born out of the will to protect local and national communities through investing in their physical, psychological, and emotional wellbeing.

Our mission is to identify solutions for the socioeconomic, and environmental issues faced by our past, present, and future countrymen.

We are a non-profit organisation offering social support, focused on developing short- and long-term programmes in the arts, culture, environment, sports, and education sectors; all of which with a therapeutic and creative strand.

With the aim of building a healthier and more empathetic society, MÔÇES works in partnership with local entities to promote innovative projects, offering learning opportunities, stimulating entrepreneurship and inclusion in local communities and economies; and simultaneously contributing to a collective effort to preserve our culture and environment.

Above all, we strive to act as an ecosystem for ideas and values, which is open to all.

About the movement:

The purpose of the REUSE Movement that Associação MÔÇES continues to advocate is to raise awareness in the community about the importance of reusing end-of-life plastics by giving them a new purpose.

The main aim is to rally as many people as possible to this cause by giving them the mission of creating eco-bricks from home by filling plastic bottles with other smaller plastics that are not recycled.

Ecological bricks can be used as a building material because of their durability, water resistance and flexibility. Thus, the aim of this project is to build street furniture and art pieces using the collected ecological bricks.

According to SDG 13 – Climate Action -, it is urgent to take measures to combat climate change and its effects. End-of-life plastics are an environmental problem and usually end up in the oceans, landfills or burned. We believe that one of the best answers to this problem is to reduce their consumption, however, because of the constant use of plastic and its inevitable application in so many products, we believe that this solution presents an immediate and accessible alternative for everyone.

For every 1kg of plastic transformed into an ecological brick, 3.1 kg of CO2 are no longer emitted into the atmosphere.
Did you know that you can use these ECO Bricks to build your raft?  Watch here to see how to make your Eco Bricks & win the Eco friendly prize at the Raft Race!


Once again our compare for the event will be DJ Mark Sebastian from Soul Spectrum UK – His new Radio station lets you listen to non stop Soul, Jazz & Funk around the world!  Listen live daily on

Our prize giving & post event entertainment will once again be provided by the fantastic Luke Britton.  Check out his music on 

Some raft ideas & photos from last years event!

We are delighted to welcome Lazer Telecom & Mapro Real Estate as some of our Sponsors this year – Look out for their Rafts on the day!


         A leading name in the Golden Triangle property market.

With a company philosophy –  “Super Astro Spero” –  Reach beyond the stars, Mapro Real Estate is standing the test of time as one of the local real estate agents.  Guaranteeing independent and professional advice in the purchase and sale of some of the most exclusive properties, projects and developments in the Algarve.

“Since Mapro’s formation in 1992, we have provided a personal and a professional service of the highest integrity. Our portfolio of properties for sale extends throughout the Algarve with an emphasis on the Golden Triangle, including Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo, Quinta Verde, Dunas Douradas and the surrounding developments.

In 2016, Mapro Real Estate became a partner of the Knight Frank Global network and is the sole real estate agency representing them in the central Algarve. We are very proud to be a part of such a distinguished real estate family. Whether you have property for sale in the Algarve or are looking to relocate and buy, Mapro’s established experience will help you to becoming one step closer in finding your perfect property.”  So for all your property needs visit or call Tel:(+351) 289 390 880.

Lazer – Built for speed – is the Algarve’s fastest Fibre Internet network. For over 30 years, their mission has been to ensure residents and businesses of the Algarve are always connected to what is important to them.

Lazer makes getting online easy, with flexible packages, and an easy sign-up process. Their Internet plans with speeds up to 1 Gbps allow you to enjoy super-fast Internet speeds. Additionally, there is always someone at hand to help thanks to their 24/7 technical support team.

Lazer’s super-fast network currently covers areas of Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo, and Almancil, extending to Santa Bárbara de Nexe, Alfeição, Vale Telheiro, Moncarapacho, São Brás de Alportel, Olhão and its surroundings, and westwards to Quarteira, Vilamoura, Olhos de Água, Boliqueime, Albufeira, and Sesmarias. The Lazer network is always expanding, and services are continuously being rolled out into new areas, so check for coverage or register your interest today!

Additional services are also available, including Wi-Fi Access Points so you can enjoy a strong Wi-Fi signal throughout your home, a state-of-the-art VPN service to access content from eight countries, a specialised AirFibre service for rural areas of the Algarve, a convenient landline service, and much more!

For more information, visit, contact the Lazer team via email at, or call +351 289 396 055.


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WATTSHOT, combining joyful consumption with a world of sophistication – was created by master taste-maker Stuart Logan. WATTSHOT is the product of desire to invigorate the Gin market with something innovative and fresh, inspired by childhood memories. The idea was born in 2012 and then brought to market in 2021. This was the time it took to create the perfect blend of distilled Gin, using just 8 botanicals and only natural ingredients. WATTSHOT was created out of a passion of 3 things. To engage in a category that was peaking whilst diversifying the way people drink Gin. To be disruptive in an overcrowded market place and lastly my passion for Flavour and Gin.  Make sure & try it at this year’s Algavre Raft Race! For more information visit their website
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