TRAIN & RACE - HYDRA REGATTA, 22.10.2018-29.10.2018
The annual Hydra Regatta is organized by the Yacht Club of Greece (YCG) and marks the unofficial end of the racing and sailing season. Around 70 boats can be expected at the starting line and mooring in the tiny harbor of Hydra is an experience in itself!
Depending on participation, this event will be held with one or two identical boats. Two highly experienced skippers will be on board each boat providing all the necessary training to participants and securing safety and seaworthiness throughout the training and the regatta.
Our program is to check-in at the yacht(s) in the afternoon of October 22nd and after spending the night at port, start our 3 day training before the regatta begins. The aim of the training is to get everyone in sync with the boat, practice sail trim, sail changes and essential maneuvers and finally allocate crew positions based on crew performance and competencies. The training also includes a 4 hour theory course on regatta starts, tactics and the rules.
The race consists of two 36nm legs from Faliro (just off the southern coast of Athens) to the island of Hydra on the 26th and then from Hydra to Faliro on the 28th. October 27th is a rest day at Hydra where cars and motorcycles are banned by law and has a strong maritime heritage.
Around 150 nautical miles could be confirmed if it’s a requirement for your offshore certification.