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Event is being held over 7-16 July 2022 as part of the AEGEAN 600 in Lavrion, Greece Lavrion, Greece – Organizers from the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC) and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce the Notice of Race and online entry portal are now published for the ORC Double Handed European Championship 2022 held over 7-16 July 2022. This major new offshore championship race is based in the Olympic Marine facilities located in Lavrion in the Attica region of Greece. Olympic Marine (shown above) is a premier full-service facility that provides complete services and support for visiting yachtsman. The ORC DH Europeans will run concurrently with the AEGEAN 600 race, and entries may also enter for trophies awarded in the AEGEAN 600, and vice versa. The event starts with three days of registration, measurement and inspections held over 7-9 July, with an Opening Ceremony and Reception Dinner planned for Friday,...

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...

On July 4th, 2021, the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC) in Greece will organize a new 600 nautical mile offshore yacht race. This is a race designed by sailors for sailors in which the sporting challenge will meet the legendary beauty of the Aegean islands. It is the first time the one sea favored by poets, painters and philosophers through the ages, will host such a great offshore sailing event that has both athletic and environmental symbolism, as the message the contestants will convey is "Let’s Save Our Seas". With the support of the environmental organization HELMEPA, HORC aims to organize an event with the smallest possible ecological footprint. Therefore, actions will be taken to educate and inform the entries about marine pollution before the start of the race. Olympic Marine will host the participating boats and be part of this effort as one of the fastest growing marinas in Greece,...