Enter Thrilling Sailing Competitions in the Greek Seas

Greece is a country known for its hundreds of big and small islands, dotting the blue canvas of the Aegean and Ionian Seas. Their waters come in all the shades of blue, turquoise and green, and wash the impressively long coastline of the mainland and the islands.  

Summertime is the right season for you to explore the Greek seas and enjoy your favourite water sports and related events. For those of you seeking an adrenaline rush, here’s a variety of sailing races you can watch or participate in Greece, in the coming months.

The Spetses Classic Yacht Regatta will take place from 27 to 30 June 2024 in the Argolic Gulf, off Spetses Island. You will see yachts of various types, classic boats, Aegean schooners, as well as traditional work boats, open boats and dinghies, with crews from all over the world.

The 61st Aegean Rally will be held on 20 – 29 July 2024. This is the oldest sailing competition event in Greece. This year, the start area for competing vessels will be at Faliro Bay, Attica, the course of the race will take you to Serifos Island, and then to Foinikas on Syros Island, where there will be a local sailing race, various other sports and social events, as well as a sailing festival. Your return trip will start on the 27th, from Foinikas, Syros to Sifnos, Agios Georgios and end at Cape Sounio, Attica.

The 2024 AEGEAN 600 Race will run this year from 7 to 13 July 2024. This 600nm offshore sailing race will start at Cape Sounio, Attica and contestants will sail by the Aegean islands of Milos, Santorini, Kassos, Karpathos, Rhodes, Kantelousa, Kos, Kalolimnos, Farmakonisi, Agathonisi, Patmos, Mykonos, Delos, Kea, and finish the race back at Cape Sounio.

The 27th Rodos Cup 2024 offshore race will take place in the Dodecanese Islands, and the dates are 21-26 July. Participants will enjoy the lovely land and seascapes, the sights and the colourful local traditions. The start area is Kos Island and the route to be followed will include the islands of Kalymnos, Tilos, Symi, and Rhodes.

The Aegean Regatta 2024 will start on 19 August from Kalymnos Island. Entrants will next reach the islands Nisyros, Tilos, Chalki, and Rhodes, where the closing ceremony will take place on the 24th.

The last event to take place this year is the 14th Catamarans Cup International Regatta which will start on 26 October from Alimos Marina, Attica, and participants will sail to Poros, Porto Heli, Paralio Astros, and Nafplion. The event ends on 2 November 2024.

Your next memorable voyage awaits you in Greece!