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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 by the end of November. 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...

Ραντεβού για το δεύτερο «AEGEAN 600» έδωσαν οι εκατοντάδες ιστιοπλόοι που βρέθηκαν στην Τελετή Λήξης της διεθνούς διοργάνωσης, η οποία πραγματοποιήθηκε στο Τεχνολογικό και Πολιτιστικό Πάρκο του Λαυρίου. Το «AEGEAN 600» της επόμενης χρονιάς θα διεξαχθεί από τις 10 έως τις 16 Ιουλίου, στην ίδια διαδρομή, και, ήδη, ο Πανελλήνιος Όμιλος Ιστιοπλοΐας Ανοικτής Θαλάσσης έχει δεχτεί τις πρώτες δηλώσεις συμμετοχής. Οι ομορφιές του Αιγαίου Πελάγους, η προσεχτικά σχεδιασμένη ιστιοδρομία και η φιλοξενία εντυπωσίασαν αγωνιζόμενους και συνοδούς. «Οι κυβερνήτες των σκαφών έχουν ενθουσιαστεί από τη διοργάνωση και εξέφρασαν τις θερμές ευχαριστίες τους προς την Οργανωτική Επιτροπή. Φίλοι της ιστιοπλοΐας από Αμερική και Αυστραλίας παρακολουθούσαν τον αγώνα και δήλωσαν τον θαυμασμό τους για την τόσο καλά σχεδιασμένη διοργάνωση», δήλωσε ο πρόεδρος του ΠΟΙΑΘ Ιωάννης Μαραγκουδάκης. Κατά τη διάρκεια των απονομών, ο υφυπουργός Αθλητισμού Λευτέρης Αυγενάκης, αφού συνεχάρη τους διοργανωτές, δεσμεύτηκε ότι η Κυβέρνηση θα στηρίξει και την επόμενη διοργάνωση. «Νιώθω τυχερός που γνώρισα την...

AEGEAN 600 Day 5 race analysis video, presented by Dobbs Davis, technical editor at Seahorse Magazine. Today’s final show looks at how the strong Meltemi has pushed most boats into the finish, and the tenacity of the final few boats on the course pushing themselves in the 20-40 knot conditions to get to the finish before the line closes at 1400 Saturday. Finally, we thank the organizers and sponsors for a fantastic job they have done in the inaugural edition of what promises to be a popular new offshore racing classic. More information: www.aegean600.com ...