The official opening ceremony was held on Saturday, August 19, at the Cultural Center of Patmos, while on Sunday the boats set sail to Astypalea, Nissyros and Rhodes. This year the participant crews come from Turkey, Ireland, Russia, Croatia, Saint Lucia, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Austria and Greece.
The international sailing event is organized for the 17th year by the General Secretariat of the Aegean and Island Policy and the Open Sea Commission of the Hellenic Sailing Federation.
Program of Events:
|Friday 18/08/2017||10:00||Registration and inspections|
|Saturday 19/08/2017||10:00||Registration and inspections|
|Sunday 20/08/2017||11:00||Offshore Race, Patmos to Astypalaia, 50nm|
|Monday 21/08/2017||Free Day|
|Tuesday 22/08/2017||11:00||Offshore Race, Astypalaia to Nisyros, 40nm|
|Wednesday 23/08/2017||Free Day|
|Thursday 24/08/2017||11:00||Affshore Race, Nisyros to Rhodes, 52nm|
|Friday 25/08/2017||Free Day|
|Saturday 26/08/2017||11:00||Inshore Races|
|21:00||Closing Ceremony (Rhodes)|