Spring Regatta - international sailing event in Greece
Spring Regatta - international sailing event in Greece
12 Knots invites you to participate in annual regatta for amateur sailors. Dates: 6 - 13 May.
Spring Regatta is an international sailing event held annually in most stunning locations of the Mediterranean Sea. Ideal for skippers and crews of all levels, from beginners to experienced sailors.
What is different from other races? Regatta is held on absolutely equal boats: same brand, model, size, year and sails. Mono fleet means no handicap, no tricky measurements, and no disappointment in the results calculations. All are the same and only teamwork and good luck matters.
In 2017 Spring regatta will take place in Greece. We will sail and explore most picturesque places of Saronic Gulf: Methana, Hydra, Spetses, Poros and Aegina.
Racing program will be very intensive but exiting! First training day, then 5 racing days, with various challenging distances, and presumably two races per day (technical and navigation). Each day and race will be unique to bring new experience and fresh emotions.
Is that all? Off course not! We understand that for most participants this is a new country, region, or simply new itinerary. That is why we prepared several guided excursions, list of restaurants with local cuisine and other places of interest.
Regatta official web: www.springregatta.com
Arrival, transfer to marinaCheck in of the boatsBriefingWelcoming dinnerKalamaki (Alimnos) is located 1,5 miles south-east from Palaio Faliro town, half an hour from the Athens airport. Alimnos marina is one of the biggest in Greece
Training racePassage to MethanaTeam presentaionThis island is actually a volcano that emerged from the sea! Take an opportunity to explore a stunning volcanic landscape with dense vegetation, coastal villages and diverse flora and fauna. Known for one of the best thermal SPA centers in Greece.
Technical and navigation racesTeam presentationOne of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Traditional stone mansions, narrow cobblestoned streets, secluded squares. Known for its ban of cars using donkeys instead as mean of public transportation.
Technical and navigation racesOld town excursionSpetses can boast a long naval tradition, and is famous for its significant contribution to the 1821 War of Independence. This island retained its individual character thanks to its well-preserved grand captain mansions.
Technical raceBarbequeThe town of Poros is built in the shape of an amphitheater over two hills. Lush pine trees vegetation, crystal clear beaches, a lively waterfront with shops, cozy cafes and restaurants. This small island invaded with traditional mansions and picturesque cobbled streets with number of entertainment venues can offer something for everyone.
Navigation and technical raceHere you will find great seafood tavernas, beautiful beaches, small fishing villages, popular tourist resorts, cafes, nightlife, archaeological sites, museums and everything you would expect to find on a Greek island and more.
Navigation race inauguration, farewell dinner
Check out. Transfer to the airport
Spring Regatta will be held on identical new boats - Bavaria 41 (2014-2016) with gennakers.
During the sailing race you will be guided and supervised by professional skippers and mates.Yury Lichko. Professional certified instructor, with a great sailing experience, patience and deep knowledge. Igor Burov. Professional race skipper from 1978, europe champion, sertified sailing instructor in 12 Knots sailing school.Julia Skachkova. Professional skipper, sailing youth team coach. Sailing since 9 years old.
- berth in double cabin
- bed linen
- final cleaning
- Regatta cameraman
- Welcoming and farewell dinner
Kalamaki (Alimnos Marina) is located 1,5 miles south-east from Palaio Faliro town, half an hour from the Athens airport. Alimnos marina is one of the biggest in Greece and accommodates almost 60% of all charter fleet.
There are number of daily domestic flights on Olympic Airways and international charter flights by Aegean Airlines, Rhodes. Charter flights are also available from many European cities.
Transfers from the airport to the base are not included. However, we can help to arrange transfer by special request. Please inform us of your requirements at least 2 weeks prior to the first date of your sailing vacation by filling an appropriate form (number of guests, flight number, time and date of arrival).
If you arrive several days prior to the first date of your sailing vacation, or decide to stay for a few days after, you may find number of hotels in the old town of Rhodes. Please check all the availability on: Expedia.com or Hotels.com
All visitors must have a valid passport or an IC for European citizens and onward ticket.
EU Citizens: For the citizens of the EU, no passports are required. An ID is enough. There are no currency limit, customs formalities and vaccines required.
Non EU Citizens: For the citizens from counties other than the EU, a valid passport is required and for the visitors of some other countries, a visa is obligatory. There are currency limits and customs formalities. For more information, contact your embassy.
Currencies & Money Exchange
In most ports Visa and MasterCard are accepted by shops in the small towns you are likely to visit, but American Express is rarely accepted. It is a good idea to have some cash available. It is possible to exchange foreign currency or travelers Cheques in bank located near the Harbor Office.
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