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Monday
17 August 2020
Monday
24 August 2020

Aegean Regatta 2020

Duration

Total days:8Racing days: 8

Team level

Еxperienced

Activity level

Moderate

Event Language

Russian
Aegean Regatta 2020
About event

Start:Lipsi 850 01, Greece

Finish:Rhodes, Greece

Aegean Regatta 2020

Unfortunately, due to the situation with COVID-19, the regatta in 2020 was canceled.

Aegean Regatta is an international sailing regatta founded in 2001. The goal of the regatta is to give an opportunity to participants to get to know the Greek islands better and to help local organizations grow by attracting more tourists.

During the years of the regatta, yachtsmen visited islands such as Lesvos, Chios, Oinus, Samos, Leros, Ikaria, Kos, Symi, Rhodes, Limnos, Samothrace, Andros, Lipsus, Patmos, Astypalea, Tilos, Skopelos, Amorgos, Kalymnos, Nisyros, Thassos, Syros, Skyros. Each year, the regatta adds new directions. Up to 100 crews take part in the regatta, and the number of participants reaches 1200. Beginners without any preparation can also take part in the regatta. As part of experienced crews, you will learn all the necessary skills and feel the real excitement of yachting competitions.

Events schedule

  • 17 August, 2020

    Registration and checking the yachts

    20:00 - skippers' briefing

    21:00 - the opening ceremony

    Leipsoi

    Leipsoi Island is located in the southeast of the Aegean Sea, north of Leros Island and east of Patmos Island. In the Greek mythology, the island was known by the name Ogigia - the island on which the goddess Calypso reigned. The 24 islets that surround the main island are true natural history museums. And their flora and fauna are registered in the Natura 2000 catalog.

    Leipsoi is a fairly secluded and peaceful island. Small villages are scattered on the slopes of the mountains. Since ancient times, different varieties of grapes have been grown on the island. And now the locals are proud of their wine and even organize wine festivals in August.

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  • 20 August, 2020

    It is not by accident that the island of Kos is called the "Garden of the Aegean Sea". The nature and landscapes here are very diverse. Here you will find Mediterranean seals, pink flamingos and even Caretta-Caretta turtles, which are listed in the Red Book of Endangered Species. Kos also has many historical monuments and clean beaches.

    In addition to relaxing on the beach, tourists can also visit historical sites. For example, Asclepeion is a temple complex, which consists of three terraces descending along the slopes of the mountains. They are connected by a staircase. They say that Hippocrates himself studied at the school of medicine at this temple. There is also the Hippocrates Museum in Kos.

    There are also mosques on the island which were left from the years spent under the Turkish rule. The Defterdar Mosque and the 18th-century Haji Hassan Mosque were preserved in the island's capital.

    The beaches here are diverse - sandy and pebble, with white, gold and black sand.

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  • 23 August, 2020

    Symi

    Symi stretches for 58 km and has an unusual shape. The island is famous for its craftsmen who make altars for churches and exclusive yachts. The capital of the island is the town of Symi. The upper part of the town is called Chorio. At the top, there are the ruins of Castro Fortress. To see them, you need to climb up 500 steps. A magnificent view of the island opens from here. Symi has more than 200 cathedrals. You might also be interested in The Maritime Museum in Yialos.

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  • 24 August, 2020

    The island of Rhodes is rich in archaeological artifacts, which make the island of great value not only for Greece but also for the whole world. Rhodes also has stunning nature - lush trees, beautiful bays, and unusual plants.

    The capital of the island is the city of Rhodes. The medieval city is surrounded by ancient walls. In ancient times, Rhodes was called the "island of the knights." Many streets have retained their medieval appearance. Here you will find the Palace of the Grand Masters of the Order of St. John with expensive furniture and interior items from different eras.

    Other cities of the island are modern resorts with an active nightlife and modern infrastructure.

    Another wonderful place in Rhodes is the Valley of the Butterflies. The Petaloudes Valley is located southeast of the Theogolos Peninsula. Besides the fact that the valley itself is beautiful with waterfalls, streams and emerald greenery, it was also chosen by butterflies, which fly upward as a person comes closer. This is a truly spectacular sight!

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Location

The regatta starts on the island of Leipsoi and ends on the island of Rhodes. There will be stops at the islands of Kos and Symi.

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