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TRAIN & RACE - HYDRA REGATTA, 23.10.2021-31.10.2021

The fall 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 yacht availability and the final number of participants (max 8), this event will be held with either the X43, the Pogo 12.50 or the Pogo 44. Two highly experienced skippers will be on board the boat providing all the necessary training to participants and securing safety and seaworthiness throughout the training and the regatta. more...


In addition to the skippers, up to 8 more crew members will share the accommodation plan which includes 3 double cabins and 2 single berths in the communal area for the X4and the Pogo 12.50 or 4 double cabins and a double berth in the communal area for the Pogo 44. A full galley, heads with hot water and a cockpit shower are also available. The event will only take place if are 6+ participants. Before the event there will be a crew meeting to provide final details, answer any questions and of course, get acquainted.


The yacht charter begins and ends at Olympic Marine near Lavrion about 30km from the Athens airport. Check-in is on Saturday October 23rd at 17:00. On the next morning we will start the four day training session and will use Marina Zea as our sleep-over location. The regatta starts at 11:00 on October 28th. After finishing the last leg of the race at Faliro, we will return the boat to its base in Lavrion (32nm) in time for check-out, which is on Monday November 1st at 09:00.  Return flights can be arranged after that.


Per person the cost is 1,650 CHF and includes:

  • Yacht charter (full set of sails for the regatta, linen, towels, final cleaning)

  • Charter deposit insurance and regatta insurance for the yacht

  • Regatta registration fees

  • Hands-on training on sail trim, sail changes and maneuvers

  • Regatta start, tactics and rules 4 hour theory course including course material available to download

  • Skippers/Instructors fees

Each participant should also account for:

  • 70€ payable upon check-in towards the “bord kasse” which should be enough to cover diesel-water top up, marina fees and supermarket costs for breakfasts and lunches on board

  • Food and drinks (approximately 350 € per person) and travel to and from Athens


The penalty for cancellation is 50% of the fee if you cancel by September 20th, otherwise 100%. If you cancel and your spot is filled by someone else, your fee will be returned. In case the event is cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, your deposit will be valid for one of our future events and the remainder of the fee that you have paid will be returned.


Participation is conditional on providing a signed copy of the Release and Waiver of Liability Agreement here


All participants are required to wear adequate clothing depending on the weather conditions. Foul weather gear, sailing shoes, sailing gloves, hats, sunscreen are essential.


  • Basic boat rules to be adhered by all participants

    • During the event, keeping the yacht and all its communal areas clean and tidy is the responsibility of all participants

    • All participants will respect others privacy

    • Alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs will not be consumed while at sea. While not underway, alcoholic beverages may be consumed, provided they do not hinder the participants’ seamanship

    • Failure to comply with the above rules or failure to adhere to the skippers recommendations, may result in the skipper ending your participation at his discretion

  • For your safety and well-being, medical conditions should be disclosed to the skipper prior to the event so that they can be relayed to medical personnel in case of injury or communication inability

  • If you are concerned of seasickness, you should consult with your doctor

  • It is recommended you have adequate travel and accident insurance


Registration is open and your spot is reserved when you have transferred 50% of the event fee to the bank details that will be emailed to you. The remainder of the fee is due on July 31st. Please fill in the Registration Form and we will contact you with the next steps.


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