Start:Alimos 174 55, Greece
Adventure sailing quest RUNNER Zhara! will be held from June 13 to 20 in the waters and lands of the Saronic Gulf.
This area south of Athens, that many yachtsmen know, was the venue for the very first ever RUNNER in 2012 AD, as well as Runner SPARTA in 2015 and ARGO in 2017. We are coming back to this interesting water area in 2020!
This will be fun! The coastline with many outstanding locations (historical, military, civil and natural checkpoints of varying degrees of difficulty), friendly Aborigines (agents who switched to the Dark Side, specially recruited by TrySail for this event), and interesting twists of the game plot.
Eight years ago, the first Runner game started. Years go by, the format of the game is being improved with many details added. But your drive and crazy energy remain unchanged! We have collected all the best details, which we all love this format for! There will be a special program, serious battles, fascinating scenarios, more than 20 check points and, as always, a lot of fun!
Anyone can join whether you have yachting experience or not! You can come with your team with or without your skipper, we can help you find a skipper who will lead you to victory! Or if you don’t have your own team, we will help you join a fun company of adventure lovers, where you will meet good people, new friends and challenge old teams!
from €1,000 / 7(7) days / 1pers.
Athens, Alimos marina
Arrival of participants
Opening party. Free evening.
Alimos Marina - Nisos Poros
Training crossing (not part of the competition) to the island of Poros (20 nautical miles)
WATER ACTIVITY (MASTER CLASSES)
Nisos Poros - Ermioni
The traditional race in the bay of the island of Poros "Russian fort and beach battle. Following the Oryol Fleet ”with activity on the shore.
Track Race (15 nautical miles) in Ermioni.
ACTIVITY ON THE SHORE (A GAME / Cinema Club)
Ermioni - Hydra
RUNNER with successive passing of check points starting from the shore. The game distance includes such locations as “Fisherman's Wharf” and “Place in Dokos”. These are former military bays that used to be closed for ships.
Mooring on the island of Hydra (not part of the competition).
Hydra - Spetses
Old-school sailing quest with an arbitrary passing of check-points near the island of Poros (forts)
Late arrival at Spetses.
Mooring at the oldest yacht club of the Mediterranean
Spetses - Methana
Surprise short race series
Sailing to Methana
Methana - Athens
Sailing quest with sequential passing of check-points in coastal waters near Nisos Aegina
Mooring in Alimos Marina
Closing party, award ceremony
The Saronic Gulf is located in the Aegean Sea, and its main attraction are several islands, are widely known outside of Greece and loved by tourists. You have probably heard more than once about the beautiful islands of Angistri, Aegina, Spetses, Idra, Poros. Some tourists come here for a few days, others just for one-day walks, some stay for a long time. In any case, holidays in the Saronic Islands are popular with both the Greeks themselves and tourists from around the world.
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.