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The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) awarded the 2021 ORC Double Handed European Championship to the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC). This is the first European Double Handed Championship to be organized by ORC. Offshore Double Handed events have been proposed by World Sailing to be included as a mixed two-person offshore keelboat event in the Olympic program for Paris 2024. The event will be held from 4-10 July 2021, alongside the international sailing race "AEGEAN 600" (non-stop 600 mile race) organized by HORC on the same dates and the conduct of which for 2020 was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A key role in the selection of HORC has been its long history in holding world championships and the excellent preparation and presentation. Hellenic Offshore Racing Club is in close collaboration with the ORC Offshore Classes and Events Committee regarding the format to be decided for the initial ORC Double Handed European Championship....

RACE UPDATE June 10, 2020 Dear Sailors, dear friends of AEGEAN 600 Yacht Race, Thank you very much for your heartfelt desire to participate in the inaugural edition of the AEGEAN 600 Yacht Race which coincides with our own strong desire and efforts to organize the race this year. Our solid belief and great expectations for this new event is what kept us postponing the decision of whether or not to hold the race until the start of the summer season, when we would have a clearer view of the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Unfortunately, due to the continuous uncertainty regarding international travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines imposed by certain countries, there is a real risk that some competitors may not be able to join this year’s edition. Furthermore, the global uncertainty about the spread of the pandemic continues while the Greek (and many other) State and health authorities have imposed restrictions enforcing social distancing....