Together We Protect

13 março 2024

Zoomarine becomes the official sponsor of young sailor João Pontes during the year 2024, with the aim of supporting the continuous progress and success of the Algarve athlete, who aims to qualify for the 2028 Olympics.
This sponsorship aims to support the Algarve athlete in the development of his journey towards qualifying for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games and is aligned with the theme park’s social responsibility strategy, which aims to invest in athletes from the region, supporting them in their sporting journey.
A sailor from the Naval Club of Cascais, Ambassador of Sailing appointed by the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth (IPDJ), and with the status of Olympic Hope assigned by the Portuguese Olympic Committee, at just 18 years old, João Pontes already has several national titles and results in the main regattas of the international circuit.

For Hugo Brites, Marketing and Communication Director of Zoomarine Algarve, “we believe in our region and its promotion in various aspects and activities, so we are very proud to support sailor João Pontes on his journey and we are confident that he will achieve his goal of participating in the 2028 Olympics. Sailing is a water sport that promotes respect for water and the environment, thus being in line with the mission and values ​​of Zoomarine, so it made perfect sense for us to be associated and support the practice of this sport,” adds Hugo Brites.

João Pontes, Portuguese sailor, emphasizes that “this sponsorship is very important for the path I intend to continue to develop to become one of the athletes competing in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. In addition to this, having the support of Zoomarine, a family company that I have known since I was a child and where I have spent many happy moments, makes this partnership even more special, especially because I know Zoomarine’s concerns about the oceans, and the work they do in environmental conservation and respect for the sea, something that sailing also advocates.”

Sailing is a sport that promotes respect for water and the environment, the use of clean energies, a healthy lifestyle, gender equality and inclusion, resilience and courage, the importance of tolerance and fair play, asserting itself as a link in sharing these values – important for Zoomarine – in the country and in the world.

João Pontes’ first competition with Zoomarine sponsorship will take place in Palma de Mallorca from March 16 to 23 and counts towards the U21 European Championship.


👉 João Pontes is one of the most promising Portuguese sailors and already has international results.

👉 Sponsorship is aligned with Zoomarine’s social responsibility strategy and takes into account respect for water and the environment, present in the practice of sailing.

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