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TRAIN & RACE - POROS REGATTA, 26.03.2018-02.04.2018

The annual Poros 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). It is the first of the three major offshore races the Club organizes each season and everybody is excited to start the sailing season!

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. more...


Awarded 2012 European Yacht of the Year, the Pogo 12.50 offers plenty of cockpit and interior comfort without compromising speed. Her robust structure, wide beam that provides unparalleled form stability, double tillers, deep keel and carbon mast are evidence of her oceanic racing roots. The yachts’ sail plan consists of:

  • Square top mainsail – 63m2

  • Genoa – 44m2

  • Staysail on removable stay – 27m2

  • Asymmetric A2 spinnaker – 155m2

  • Asymmetric A3 spinnaker – 120m2

  • Code 0 – 85m2

The yachts' accommodation plan can be found here


In addition to the skippers, 6 more crew members will share the accommodation plan which includes 3 double cabins and 2 single berths 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 at least one boat is fully booked. A second boat has been reserved and will be available if it too is fully booked. 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 Monday March 26th at 17:00. On the next morning we will start the three day training session and will use Marina Zea in the Faliro area as our sleep-over location. The regatta starts at 16:00 on March 30th. 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 April 2nd 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 February 15th, otherwise 100%. If you cancel and your spot is filled by someone else, your fee 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


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