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Τhe Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC) is pleased to announce that the Notice of Race of the second edition of AEGEAN 600 is now available on the event’s website. The AEGEAN 600 Yacht Race offers an exhilarating non-stop 600nm grand tour of the Aegean’s uniquely beautiful islands at one of the world’s best sailing areas with reliable fresh breezes, warm sunny weather, spectacular scenery, and tactical pilotage at the very best time of the year. Xenios Zeus, the ancient Greek god of hospitality promises to provide to all crews exceptional hospitality and an exciting race. Download the NoR of Race here. Online Registration is available here  ...

Easy call ? Launch a new 600nm offshore classic, attract a strong international entry, run the first race very well and send everyone home very happy – well, obviously they are going to ask you to do it again next year… ・ An excellent Technical Briefing article as posted in the January 2022 issue of Seahorse Sailing Magazine. Read on ➡️ https://bit.ly/AEGEAN600_SH_2022 ...

The AEGEAN 600 Yacht Race will run for the second time next year, between 8-16 July 2022. Its course, full of navigational and seamanship challenges, will weave again through the rich and colorful Aegean Archipelago. Keep an eye for the Notice of Race to be posted online in the beginning of December. We look forward to hosting you at the Olympic Marine S.A. in the beginning of July. Download the AEGEAN 600 brochure bit.ly/AEGEAN600-2022BR  ...

AEGEAN 600 has been awarded the Gold Level Clean Regatta Certification from Sailors for the Sea! Clean Regatta is the world’s leading certification programme for water-based events, administered by Sailors for the Sea, a nonprofit organisation that educates and empowers sailors and boaters to protect and restore our oceans and coastal waters. At Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC), we believe that we have an obligation and a responsibility to operate in a sustainable manner. We need to be part of the solution, enhancing the understanding of the global problem and making sure that we use the best practices to avoid environmental pollution of any kind. HORC joined forces with HELMEPA (Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association) to create and push forward significant environmental actions as well as seminars targeted to the participants, volunteers and employees involved in organizing the AEGEAN 600 Yacht Race and to teach everyone the actions one needs to take to...

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...