The spring «Hellas» regatta will be held in Greece on the islands of the Argo-Saronic Gulf. The motto of our regatta is «UNLIMITED YACHTING». It means that free, kind, positive people, with and without yachting experience, from different countries and of different ages, on their yachts, rented through the regatta organizers or on their own, with a crew or joining an existing team, can take part in the event.
Why «Hellas» regatta?
The winners of the regatta will be awarded the Cup, medals, and certificates. The main goal of the regatta is the popularization of sailing, and getting to know the Greek islands and the history of this ancient country.
The arrival of crews in Alimos marina (Athens). Accepting of yachts. Skipper meeting at 16-00. As soon as you are ready, you can take a crossing from marina Alimos to Poros Island, 28 NM. Mooring on the island of Poros.
Poros Island — Ermioni, 24 NM
Race number 1. Inshore race at the Monastery Bay of Poros, 4 NM.
Race number 2. Route race: Poros — Ermioni, 24 NM.
Fleet mooring at Ermioni pier.
Evening program: The opening of the 23rd «Hellas» regatta. Presentation by skippers of their teams. Get ready and present your team creatively!
Awarding the winners of the race. Disco.
Ermioni — Kiparissi, 29 NM
Race number 3. Route race: Ermioni — Spetsopoula island, 11 NM
Race number 4. Route race: Spetsopoula — Kyparissi, 18 NM
Fleet mooring at Kyparissi pier. Initiation in yachtsmen. Awarding the winners of the race.
Kyparissi — Monemvasia, 20 n miles.
Race number 5. Inshore race in the bay of Kyparissi, 4 NM.
Race number 6. Route race: Kyparissi — Monemvasia, 20 NM
Mooring at the Monemvasia marina. Awarding the winners of race 5 and 6. Visiting the city-fortress.
The old town of Monemvasia is a medieval castle located on a 300-meter-high cliff on the east coast of the Peloponnese. It is connected to the mainland by a bridge that was built in 1971, although the island has been inhabited since 583. At the very top of the cliff, there are the ruins of various Byzantine buildings. Only the church of St. Sophia is well-preserved.
Monemvasia — Spetses, 35 NM
Race number 7. Route race: Monemvasia — Spetses island, 36 NM.
Fleet mooring in the bay of Spetses (if the weather is bad — in Porto Heli)
Spetses is the «island of spices», which are grown in great numbers here. The island has many beautiful beaches surrounded by greenery.
Spetses — Poros, 29 NM
Race number 8. Route race: Spetses — Dokos, 12 NM
Race number 9. Route race: Dokos — Poros, 17 NM
Fleet mooring at the port of Poros. Walking around the island. Awarding the winners of races 7, 8, and 9.
Poros is the famous island on which the temple of Poseidon is located. Here, it will also be interesting to visit the Archaeological Museum and take a walk through the Lemon Forest.
Poros — Athens (Alimos marina), 28 NM
Sailing to Alimos marina with a stop at the bay of Moni Island. Bathing, taking photos, feeding deer, roe deer, peacocks.
The arrival of the fleet in the marina before 17-00. Delivery of yachts to representatives of the charter company.
20-00 The closing ceremony of the regatta in the «EDEM» restaurant. Awarding of the winners.
Photoshoot of the crews.
At 9-00 crews will leave the yachts. But we do not say goodbye and hope to see you at the next regattas!
The regatta starts and ends at Alimos marina in Athens. We will go along the route Alimos — Poros — Ermioni — Kiparissi — Monemvasia — Spetses — Poros — Alimos.
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.