Success in the first edition
A week ago in front of the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio, 37 teams of monohull and multihull entries with sailors from around the world started a 605 nautical mile non-stop race through the Aegean archipelago, challenged by winds of all extremes, tricky tactics and navigation and tough competition in the inaugural edition of the AEGEAN 600. The event proved to be an inspiration for offshore sailors everywhere, as the images from the social networking sites of the competitors travelled around the world advertising the beauties of Greece.
“This is a fantastic event,” said Elio Petraci, manager of the Farr/Felci 70 said Atalanta II, line honours and IRC overall winner of the race. “It’s one of the most beautiful tracks I’ve ever done in my life.” This expression was heard throughout the fleet among the participants in this race.So, at the impressive outdoor closing ceremony held at the Lavrion Technological and Cultural Park, race organizers from the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC) have announced plans already for the second edition to be held over 8-16 July 2022.