“The Azores remain in the limelight, playing once again the role of the biggest classic of the competition. The stage that proposes the unmatchable return to the origins in the unique landscapes of the islet of Vila Franca do Campo, off the island of São Miguel, will take place on 6 September, in what will be the ninth consecutive visit to the region,” the organisation said in a statement.
The islet of Vila Franca de Campo is located about one kilometre off the coast of the archipelago’s largest island and is classified as a nature reserve.
With a total of eight stages, the Cliff Diving world circuit starts in May in Bali, Indonesia and ends in November in Sydney, Australia.
In this twelfth season of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, the organisation highlighted equality as a differentiating point, since this edition will be the first time there will be the same number of male and female sportspeople.
In total, 24 athletes of 18 nationalities will fight for the titles of Gary Hunt (UK) and Rhiannan Iffland (Australia), through jumps to the water from heights of 27 and 21 metres, male and female, respectively.
Both Gary Hunt and Rhiannan Iffland were the winners of the Cliff Diving Azorean stage in 2019.
The Azores’ debut at the Red Bull Cliff Diving Circuit took place in 2011, with the victory of Russian Artem Shilchenko.