TRAIN & RACE - CYCLADES REGATTA, 30.06.2018-07.07.2018

The annual Cyclades Regatta is organized by the Yacht Club Tzitzifies Kallithea (NOTK) the home Club of Olympic medalist Sofia Bekatorou (gold in 2004 in the 470 class and bronze in 2008 in the Yngling class). Over the course of the week, it combines competitive meltemi sailing from one island to another and rest time at each island, making it an ideal platform for active holidays!  This years’ program will visit the islands of Kea, Milos, Kimolos and Kythnos but also includes a set of windward/leeward races during our stay in Milos! more...

THE YACHT - POGO 36

Delivered in 2017, this yacht is the successor of the highly popular Pogo 10.50. Her robust structure, wide beam that provides unparalleled form stability, double tillers, deep keel and carbon mast are evidence of her strong oceanic racing roots. The new features, inspired from the yards’ latest racing boats, are the more pronounced chines which together with the voluminous bow sections offer great form stability allowing her to glide over the waves at high speeds.  The designer office of Finot-Conq, opted for a set of windows facing towards the front, offering tight sheeting angles and a very aggressive look! The upwind sail area is 74m2 and downwind fun begins with a 120m2 Asymmetric A2 spinnaker!

The yachts' accommodation plan can be found here

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

In addition to the skipper, 6 more crew members will share the accommodation plan which includes 3 double cabins and 1 single berth in the communal area. A full galley, heads with hot water and a cockpit shower are also available. The event will only take place if it is fully booked.

WHEN & WHERE

The yacht charter begins and ends at Olympic Marine near Lavrion about 30km from the Athens airport. Check-in is on Saturday June 30th at 17:00. After finishing the last leg of the race at Kythnos, we will return the boat to its base in Lavrion (25nm) in time for check-out, which is on Saturday July 7th at 09:00.  Return flights can be arranged after that.

COST

Per person the cost is 2,000 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

  • 16 hours of hands-on training on sail trim, sail changes and maneuvers on Thunersee

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

  • Skipper/Instructor 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

CANCELLATION

The penalty for cancellation is 50% of the fee if you cancel by May 15th, otherwise 100%. If you cancel and your spot is filled by someone else, your fee will be returned.

RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY

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

CLOTHING

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

NOTES

  • 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

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