Greek Sailing Races galore! Save the dates.

Take a trip in the Greek seas and participate in fascinating sailing competitions 

If you love sailing, Greece is a destination that will give you great thrills every year from March to November. We have gathered the main sailing events that take place in our country so that you can take part and enjoy your love for the sea and the sport!

The sailing race titled Greek Revolution – Hydra takes place annually around the 25th of March anniversary of the Greek War of Independence, in the Saronic Gulf from Faliro, Attica to Hydra Island. This event actually kicks off the sailing season for the year. Even though the weather is still cool,  sailing aficionados are eager to leave winter behind and start racing.

At the nearby Spetses, the Spetses Classic Yacht Regatta takes place every year under the aegis of the Municipality of Spetses. Besides the joys of racing you’ll also have a chance in seeing various types of boats, such as the Aegean Schooner, caїque and single-sail boats (latinia), steered by internationals crews.

During the month of July comes the annual Aegean Rally, one of the oldest sailing events in Greece. Counting 60 years the Aegean Rally has been a special race visiting different destinations per event. The sailboats travel at impressive speeds as they are “powered” by the renowned “meltemi”- strong wind that appear in the area every year.

For the experts in Sailing, there’s the AEGEAN 600. The one and only 600NM race, that starts from Sounio, circles the Aegean islands and ends up where it started from, under the Temple of Poseidon. Experience an adrenaline rush in a race with impressive sail boats and participants from around the globe.

The Ionian Sailing Week, held in Ionian Sea, is the biggest sailing event of the area and one of the most significant off shore races in Greece. This long course race begins either from Patras or Corfu and “visits” Lefkada, Kefalonia, Ithaca, Zante Islands as well as Messolonghi, Pilos and other mainland ports.

Last but not least, two events that stand out, with monohull and catamaran watercrafts, are Catamaranscup and Vernicos Cup, which take place in October, combining sailing experience and fun.

Anchors aweigh; your voyage is underway!