Madeira athletics: 52nd São Silvestre/Volta à Cidade do FunchalMadeira: destination to see in the New Year in style
; Yellow weather warning for wind; Portuguese property market; Portugal first floating wind turbines in Iberia

Portugal & Madeira news from Paul Abbiati:

Madeira athletics: 52nd São Silvestre/Volta à Cidade do Funchal

Portuguese athlete Eduardo Mbengani wins the ‘52nd São Silvestre/Volta à Cidade do Funchal’ Street run on 28th December, 2010.

Jessica Augusto the Portuguese International athlete and European Cross Country Champion was the fastest woman.
1061 runners participated including public figures and personalities.

Madeira: destination to see in the New Year in style

‘Hello Magazine’ offers Madeira as one of its suggestions to celebrate the arrival of the New Year….” Whether you’re looking for fireworks or fine food, elegance or exoticism, music or mysticism – or simply want to escape from it all”

“Madeira will be seeing the old year out with an explosion of sound and light.

Since 2006 when the New Year pyrotechnics earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records, each year more and more people attend the firework show and each year there’s an attempt to out do the previous year’s spectacle.”

Link to full Hello Magazine article:

Yellow weather warning for wind issued for Madeira region by Institute of Meteorology (IOM).

Follow the weather updates and advice of the Civil Protection Authorities:

IOM website:

Madeira airport website:

Portuguese property market

Telegraph article:

“Despite all the talk of the bad state of the Portuguese property market, we have seen little real life evidence of this. We have seen some adjustments to prices in the past year, but the reality of what is happening is that properties which were perhaps overpriced by developers and builders have now been reduced to what in our opinion is the correct market value.”

Briton Nicky Carter, who sells property in central Portugal through her agency Chavetejo

“Although expats and second homeowners have seen the value of their homes plunge, many overseas buyers are taking advantage of the current situation to snap up cheap properties.”


Portugal will have first floating wind turbines in Iberia

Renewable Energy Magazine article:

“The Portuguese power company, EDP, is at the helm of an offshore wind project in the north of Portugal, which could be completed within the next six months. According to sources close to EDP, the project includes the installation of a prototype floating wind turbine to be located in waters off Aguçadoura, in the north of the country.

World’s first full-scale floating wind turbine, assembled in the Åmøy Fjord near Stavanger. Turbine size: 2.3 MW Turbine weight: 138 tons Turbine height: 65 m Rotor diameter: 82.4 m Draft hull: 100 m Displacement: 5300 m3 Diameter at water line: 6m Diameter submerged body: 8.3 m Water depths: 120-700 m Mooring: 3 lines

The prototype will have a capacity of five megawatts. It is then envisaged that a further five machines will be installed during a second, pre-commercial phase of the project.”


5 thoughts on “Madeira athletics: 52nd São Silvestre/Volta à Cidade do FunchalMadeira: destination to see in the New Year in style
; Yellow weather warning for wind; Portuguese property market; Portugal first floating wind turbines in Iberia”

  1. I have sent u this (comments)

    u took it of from comments and place on main page.

    dont mind– but say –thanks to tom

    or courtesy of tom

    whatever, thats the manners used to by here before here


  2. On Post 27th December there is an item that Tom referred to in a previous comment section but, I do not know which one? But thanks Tom. Please contribute more… refer/link to more items! Repetition will happen unless there is a team of people editing/checking full-time!

    Paul Abbiati

  3. The Telegraph article referred to about property prices just illustrates the extent agents are having to drum up trade.
    No doubt there are bargains to be had but they are not obvious in madeira. you have to dig deep. The agents are not as active as perhaps they might be on lower rates of commission.

  4. Agreed, Martin – largely sales hype from desperate agents eager to earn money.

    I say darling, what does Father Christmas NOT want now (especially in Madeira)?

    More Rain Dear.

    So, it’s goodnight from me …….

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