Start:Agonistou Mitropoulou 23, Galaxidi 330 52, Greece
The first Galaxidi Islands Regatta is on, and it will take place between September 23-26, 2021, with 3 days full of sea races and fun activities for all at a historically nautical town with a view to the Delphic landscape.
Eligible for the races are wooden boats with sails and rows up to 7m in length and a crew of up to 2 persons. Registration is already open.
Local shipbuilders together with sailors from Greece and abroad are working at the boatyards of Galaxidi rebuilding traditional greek boats while they have already built 2 GIS type boats.
See you there.
MEETING & REGISTRATION AT OCEAN DRIVE
• Eligible for the races are wooden boats with sails and rows up to 7m in length.
• You may still participate even if you don’t have your own boat.
BLUE OYSTERS RACE AT OCEAN DRIVE
• This is a one on one Regatta in the spirit of a match race. Races last 15 - 30 min.
• Crews on each boat are up to 2 persons. You may participate with one of our
• The race is open to beginners as well as experienced sailors.
• Duration of races: 13:00 - 18:00.
AWARD CEREMONY AT OCEAN DRIVE
All participants are kindly asked to bring a TREAT from their place of origin.
• Discover the treasures hidden on the beach coves and the islands of Galaxidi.
• He or she who brings back most of the “loot” is the winner!
• Duration : 13:00 - 18:00.
A PARTY WITH THE “LOOT” FOLLOWS
DISCOVER GALAXIDI FROM LAND AND SEA
• A relaxed sailing trip around the inviting bay of Anemokampi.
• A guided tour to the Historical Nautical Museum Of Galaxidi.
• A visit to the old Captain houses of Galaxidi.
FAREWELL PARTY AT KALAFATIS BEACH
Yes, of course. There will be an experienced skipper and team members on the yacht. They will give you a role and teach you everything you need to know to be a useful team member and feel comfortable.
Yes, all team members will definitely try themselves in different roles to better understand each other. Standing at the helm is an integral part of training for beginners as well as setting sails, and helping the team during moorings.
As a rule, participants in the regatta live on the yacht. The boat has everything you need for a comfortable stay: nice beds, a kitchen, a shower with toilet. If you do not want to live on a yacht, then you can arrange to stay at the hotel onshore.
The crew decides altogether what kind of food they prefer to eat and makes necessary purchases. Simple dishes can be cooked, usually taking turns. Some regattas offer daily meals and intensive evening program for all crews.
We can make an invitation for a visa, but you need to apply for a visa by yourself.
Most people tolerate some seasickness easily. If you feel that you are starting to feel sick, it is best to get at the steering wheel or tune the sails. Get yourself busy, show your body that you don’t have time to get sick, you have to fight for victory in the race. There are also many quite effective medicines from sickness. If you start taking them in advance, then the probability of seasickness is almost zero.
Before each trip, we organize an online meeting where participants get to know each other and the captain. The captain will answer all your questions. The crew will have a group chat so you can get to know each other before the start of the regatta. Then you will meet in the marina.
The main rule is to dress comfortably and according to the weather. Clothing: • windbreaker and pants or shorts; • shirt/jacket with UV protection (thermal underwear and fleece); • adjustable hat/cap; • gloves. We recommend to purchase a long-sleeved jacket with UV protection in order to protect yourself from the sun and strong wind. Yachting shoes should be: • light, with non-slip white outsole; • with the fixed heel; • with a tightly closed nose. During the sailing without shoes, you can fall or injure your fingers and feet on the deck. There are many protruding parts on the boat that are easy to catch. Unfortunately, even experienced sailors are not protected from unpleasant injuries when they ignore this simple rule.