The AEGEAN 600 2023 edition attracted an impressive crowd of participants in the Virtual Regatta version of the race that was set up for the first time. There were 11,215 unique racers, with a 47% finish rate, a figure deemed to be quite good given the complexities of this course.
The virtual race winner was Filippo Bergami from Bologna, Italy who has won an invitation to watch the start of the race in person in 2024!
AEGEAN 600 on the leading online sail racing platform
The Hellenic Offshore Racing Club, the organizer of the AEGEAN 600, is delighted to announce an exceptional partnership with Virtual Regatta, the leading online sailing race platform. This collaboration offers sailing enthusiasts the unique opportunity to participate in the AEGEAN 600, not only on the water, but also virtually.
The AEGEAN 600 is more than just a sailing race. It’s an epic journey that unfolds in the mythical waters of the Aegean Sea, offering participants the chance to sail 600 miles of pure sailing pleasure.Thanks to this innovative partnership, sailing fans from around the world will be able to join us for this adventure, from the comfort of their own homes.
The race course, which begins in front of Homer’s sanctuary and the columns of Poseidon’s temple, crosses legendary places such as Milos, Santorini, Rhodes, Kos, Kalymnos, Patmos, Mykonos, Delos, Giaros, and Kea. These mythical places, full of legends of gods, goddesses, and heroes, invite sailors, whether real or virtual, to come explore their waters.
Thanks to Virtual Regatta, participation in this odyssey is no longer limited to professional sailors alone. Everyone, from experienced skippers to novices, can now take part in this legendary race. On Virtual Regatta, everyone can challenge the winds, currents, and other competitors on this mythical course.
The Aegean Sea is a sea where every mile can offer different emotions, and thanks to Virtual Regatta, these emotions are now within everyone’s reach.
About Virtual Regatta
Virtual Regatta is the leading online sail racing platform, offering a realistic and immersive sailing experience. With an active community of players worldwide, Virtual Regatta allows everyone to experience the thrill of sail racing, regardless of their level of experience.