Aegean 600 2022
Dates: 1st July to 11th July 2022 (Finish date may vary)
Duration: 10 Days
Location: Sounion – Greece
The Aegean 600 is a new 600nm style offshore race circumnavigating the Greek Islands. Starting in Sounion close to Athens and passing Rhodes and Santorini. This is a testing race course and despite the time of year will present many tactical challenges. Breathtaking scenery. The race is organised by the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club. The legends of Aegean sailing are evident from the very beginning of the race, with Cape Sounion at the start against the backdrop of the Temple of Poseidon. The boats will sail for Milos, the home of the Venus de Milo, which is now in the Louvre in Paris. Surrounded by Cycladic white, they will reach the scenic Caldera of Santorini, where the white of the houses blends with the volcanic rock in a sea of blue, creating unique contrasts and images. They will continue towards the southernmost island of the Aegean Sea, Kassos, and leaving Karpathos on the left, the goddess Athena’s birthplace and the home of Prometheus, will reach the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. The course will continue towards scenic Kos and Kalymnos, the island of sponge divers, while on the way the sailors will meet dolphins and many beautiful small islands, each with its own history.
You will join us on the 1st July for training and preparation for the race. The race normally takes between 4-6 days however this can vary. Once back in Sounion there will be plenty of social events to enjoy and the opportunity to explore.
In order to join our Aegean 600 campaign we will need to assess your ability via a telephone interview.
You can get a flight to Athens from most International airports, once there it is a case of getting a taxi to Sounion.
Kit You Need
You will need our “Med Offshore” kit for this event.
We provide all safety equipment apart from an AIS beacon you will have to get one of these yourself.
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