This annual regatta gathers up to 50 crews from different countries. This is the most spectacular regatta in Cyprus, which runs along the coastline of Limassol, organized by the Famagusta Maritime Club in Cyprus.
The international offshore regatta, which took place in 2017, had more than 50 teams from 8 countries.
About 40-80 teams from around the world annually take part in the regatta with an estimated number of 800 people. Beginners can take part in the regatta under the guidance of experienced skippers.
Although this is a fairly young regatta, it already has its fans.
For three days of the regatta, it is planned to conduct 4 races: a training race, two inshore races, and one offshore race.
Teams compete for the victory and prizes in each class, in the absolute standings, and for the challenge cup of the Mediterranean Sea. Cash prizes are also possible. Famagusta Maritime Club provides free mooring at Limassol Marina for the duration of the regatta.
from €180 / 3(3) days / 1pers.
14:30 - a training race
18:30 - skippers' briefing in Limassol Marina
11:00 - the start of the race, 2 short, inshore races ORC Challenge Trophy Mare
11:00 - the start of the race, offshore race Ioannideia ORC Challenge Trophy Mare Nostrum / Trophy Race
18:30 - the award ceremony in Famagusta Nautical Club.
Limassol, Cyprus. *The exact dated have not been announced by the organizers yet.
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.