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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....

RACE UPDATE May 11, 2020 Εveryone, worldwide, is feeling the impact of this coronavirus storm that has affected our safest harbors both professionally and in our everyday lives. For this reason, the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club, organizing authority of AEGEAN 600 in cooperation with the Greek State, Authorities and Event Supporters deem appropriate to postpone the start of AEGEAN 600 that was initially scheduled for June 14th. Given the above, the Organizing Committee would like to confirm to you our intention to host the first edition of AEGEAN 600 Yacht Race, just exceptionally for this year, on September 6th , 2020, especially after the enthusiastic support we have received from most of the competitors already enrolled in the race. We believe that as life is slowly returning to normal, we need such a race to go back to activities we love and value most. Greece, as of last week, is engaged in the first anxious efforts to leave behind the...