Thank you for signing up for the coolest event of 2021, we welcome the 11th Open Water Challenge Oristano Wing & Paddle Festival 2021.
To regularize the registration you can make the payment by wire transfer made out to Eolo Beach Sports a.s.d. IBAN code: IT16C010051740000000207 or by cash payment on the days of the event on 9 and 10 October 2021 by 9:00 am.
Sardinia is a special-status Italian region of 1 592 730 inhabitants with its capital Cagliari, whose bilingual name used in official communication is Regione Autonoma della Sardegna / Regione Autònoma de Sardigna. Administratively divided into four provinces, a metropolitan city and 377 municipalities, it is part of island Italy and is the third largest region in terms of surface area. It is located in the western Mediterranean and its territory coincides with the Sardinian archipelago, consisting almost entirely of the island of Sardinia and a considerable number of small islands and surrounding archipelagos.
Three kilometres of golden sand stretching from the tourist port to the mouth of the Tirso, bordered by tall palm trees and a beautiful seafront promenade, an ideal stretch of coastline for a holiday of swimming and diving, jogging and sports, horse riding, cycling or skating, evenings of music and merriment. Torregrande is the beach of Oristano, ten kilometres away, and owes its name to the main square of the small tourist centre, founded by farmers and fishermen. Here stands the Spanish tower of the same name, the largest in Sardinia, built between 1542 and 1572. If you like horse riding, the nearby stables offer horseback rides on the beach, which are beautiful at sunset.
A year-round event that attracts visitors from all over the world: the charm of Oristano is unleashed in the Sartiglia, an equestrian joust of medieval origin starring 120 riders on Carnival Sunday and Tuesday. The ceremonies evoke the glorious past of the main city of northern Campidano, the provincial capital with 32 thousand inhabitants. The tower was built from sandstone blocks ‘recycled’ from ancient Tharros, Oristano’s ancestor, whose remains can be admired in the Antiquarium arborense museum. In Piazza Eleonora stands the monument dedicated to the giudicessa (female judge), promoter of the Carta de Logu, one of the first written codes of laws in Europe. The statue is surrounded by fine neoclassical buildings: the church of San Francesco, the Corrias Carta palace and the Scolopi palace. A visit to the monuments is followed by a lunch of malloreddus with sausage and, for dessert, mustazzolus.
Land of the centenarians, cradle of food and wine traditions with a simple and decisive character, in terms of flavours Sardinia needs no introduction. An abundance of sunshine and unspoilt nature give unique and genuine flavours to our products of the land and sea. Close your eyes and start savouring…
Sardinian cuisine is the expression of the culinary art developed in Sardinia and is characterised by its variety, as well as by the fact that it has been enriched throughout history through contributions and contaminations from contacts and exchanges between different European and Mediterranean cultures. It is varied and diverse, ranging from roasted meats, bread, cheeses, wines, to sea and land dishes, both of peasant and pastoral derivation, game, fishing and wild herb gathering.