RACING IN GREECE – After 12 consequent years of successful organization, Aegean Regatta continues its upcoming course and is the most popular and participated sailing race in Greece. More than 70 boats are competing many of which come from countries all around Europe. Four different stops in four different islands, crossing the Aegean Sea, will be this year’s offshore course.
The Opening Ceremony and Skippers meeting will take place on the 18th of August, in Mytilene. Start will be hosted on 19th of August, at the same beautiful port. Boats will cover 45 nautical miles in order to finish at the island of great seamanship, Oinousses. Oinousses is populated by 1000 people and is the place of birth for many sailors and ship owners. The island is always hospitable to sailing races and similar sailing activities.
On the 21st of August the fleet will carry on their race and will finish at the port of Volissos in Chios, after 30 nautical miles course. Volissos is located at the Northwest side of Chios Island and is the biggest village of that area. Next day, a coastal race is scheduled in front of the port of Volissos and spectators will be given the unique chance to enjoy the race, due to village’s amphitheatric order.
Race will continue from there on the 23rd of August to reach its final destination, Syro’s port. The island is located at the heart of Cyclades and will host the finish of the Aegean Regatta for 2012 along with the corresponding festivities that will follow on the 24th of August. In the beautiful and historical city of Ermoupolis, both closing and award ceremonies will be hosted. Crews will have the chance to celebrate together the completion of the race and enjoy local delicacies.
Aegean Regatta will be covered daily through TV Channels and websites. The collaboration with Icarus Sailing Media, first time this year, aims to bring closer to sailing not only its fanatical lovers, but also every other person that enjoys water.
Stay tuned for Greece’s top offshore sailing event and follow the effort of Greek and foreign crews, crossing the Aegean Sea.
More info can be found at the official website of the race by clicking HERE.