Atlantic Bar, Algarve Raft Race 2022

Atlantic Bar, Algarve Raft Race 2022 – Sunday 25th September 2022 – Some Pictures Above & you can find the rest on our Social Media Pages!

Time: 2.30pm – 6pm

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

Huge thank you to everyone to participated & spectated in the Atlantic Bar Algarve Raft Race 2022!
Our winners were:
Paddle Board Race:
Best Effort in the Race – Fred
3rd Place – Justine
2nd Place – Soria
Winner – Ed
Junior Raft Race:
Best Effort in the Race – Ball Slayers
Best Raft – Wedges
3rd Place – WD 40’s
2nd Place – HMS Atlantic
Winners – Murtagh’s Muckers
Senior Raft Race:
4th Place – Strong Woman
3rd Place – Joint winners – Buckleys PT & Chase it Buchanan
2nd Place – Algarve Golf Guru
Winners – HMS Atlantic
Other Prizes:
Best Designed Raft – Crafty McCrafty’s
Best Decorated Raft – Lazer Telecom
Dest Flag – Flamingos
Best Support – Lazer Telecom
Best Effort in the Race – The Owl & Pussycat
Thanks again to all our sponsors & prize givers for making the event an amazing success – see you at the 2023 Algarve Raft Race!

We are delighted to welcome this year’s main sponsor – Atlantic Bar, Vilamoura

Established in 2004 Rob, Sam & Karen work hard to provide you with the Best Live Music 7 nights a week! From Classical & Chamber to Contemporary & Jazz, there’s plenty to choose from.

In their own words:
“We see our customers as guests invited to a party and we are the hosts. It’ s our job to ensure that they experience a night to remember, every night… to take away only the best memories and leave them wanting to come back for more.”
So if you appreciate good music visit 
September’s music line up:

Thank you also to all our other sponsors & prize givers to make this year’s event bigger & better than last year.


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

Other Prizes from AlgarExperience!

Benagil Caves & Coastline (2px): 3h

Dolphins & Benagil Caves (2px)-Catamaran: until 2h30

In 2006, AlgarExperience was born out of the passion of its founders for the sea and nautical activities. Based in Albufeira Marina, Algarve, Portugal, AlgarExperience is the leading maritime tourism company in Portugal.

Our mission is to promote happiness experiences that stablish a connection with nature. We are proud to be distinguished by our professionalism, personalized services and the quality we provide to our customers.

Trips to the Benagil Caves and Coastline, Dolphin Watching, Beach Barbecues, Parasailing, Kayaks, Water Sports and Private Boat Rentals are some of the experiences we have to offer. Equipped with a modern fleet of catamarans, speedboats for nautical and private sports, several support boats, the AlgarExperience fleet is also available for corporate and group events, such as weddings, team buildings, birthdays, brand activations, among others.  Visit them at or via Instagram:

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!

Some examples of end-of-life plastic that you can use to make your ECO Bricks are: (basically almost everything who fits inside the bottle)
* Cling film
* Tobacco wrapping
* Straw wrapping
* Candy wrappers
* Masks
* Yogurt lids (thinner ones)
* Bags that pack vegetables (salads, already washed vegetables)


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, WATTSHOT & Mancini Property Management 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.


WATTSHOT is the name of the first and thus far only gin shot on the market. There is hardly a more ingenious idea to enjoy gin properly.
WATTSHOT invigorates the senses with its liveliness and electrifies body and mind. From the first sip, this gin shot promises a sensual adventure – an electric feeling that begins in the mouth and then spreads to the entire body.

Let WATTSHOT electrify you and experience an unprecedented taste adventure of pleasure and pure passion.

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


“We at Mancini Properties love travel! During our travelling experiences, we have learnt a lot about

what a vacation home should offer in order to stand out from the rest and give you the best and most memorable time possible. It is with these values and ideas, in combination with our love for travelling, that we started Mancini Properties.

Staying at our accommodations means more than just receiving quality housing. We want to share our experiences with you in order to show you how truly beautiful Portugal is, whether you come here for culinary experiences, fun activities, sunbathing, sporting or all the above. Let us guide you to the hidden gems beyond tourist attractions and make sure that your vacation with us will be one to remember.

During your stay we are always easily available and on call 24/7, in case you have any questions or requests. We also offer our guests, discount services for things such as restaurants, wine yards, experiences and much more. We look forward to planning your Mancini vacation together. Mancini Properties, more than just a vacation home!”

To view our listings please click here & book your holiday directly with us.

Contact details:

KINGA LUNDBLAD – CONTACT NO. +46 70 453 0910


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