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The Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC) is pleased to announce the Notice of Race is published and the entry process is open for the 3rd annual AEGEAN 600 race held over 7-15 July 2023.   HORC welcomes seaworthy monohulls with a minimum LOA of 09,00m with a current and valid IRC or ORC certificate, seaworthy multihull boats with a minimum LOA of 9,15m with a current and valid MOCRA or ORCmh certificate. Boats within offshore classes such as the IMA Maxi, Dehler 30 One Design, Class 40, Mini 6.5, and Figaro II and III classes are also invited to enter.   The Notice of Race gives more details on the entry rules and requirements, and descriptions of the numerous prizes and awards offered by HORC for the race.   Already there are entries from Denmark, France, Greece, Italy and Poland registered for the race, often described as the “Perfect 600-miler” for its unique combination of excellent weather, interesting race course run...

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 creates and pushed forward significant environmental actions as well as seminars targeted to the participants, volunteers and employees involved in organizing the AEGEAN 600 Yacht Race, the actions one needs to take to protect the environment. All actions planned and accomplished were based around the organization’s point of reference, which is the Olympic Marine in Lavrion. Furthermore, HORC's Green Team became an Ally...

Lavrion, Greece -- 17 July 2022 – This year’s second edition of the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club’s (HORC) AEGEAN 600 has secured this race’s place among the world’s important offshore challenges. The complexity of the race course, the outstanding range of conditions, the excellence in organization and venue and the performance of the teams has now proven this race is now on every offshore sailor’s “bucket list.” “I am really happy we did this race,” said Gregor Stimpfl, owner/skipper of the Scuderia 65 HAGAR V (ITA). “This is the second time we competed, and we have experienced the organization to be excellent and supportive, and the race a perfect mix of fun and challenge. I place this among the best of the 600-mile races, and recommend this to everyone.” The HAGAR V team (shown above) collected armfuls of trophies on stage as overall winners of the AEGEAN 600 Trophy as overall IRC class winner, the Poseidon Trophy as overall ORC class winners, and the winners of...

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