Excitement level – gazillions! Olympia is going to Olympus. In July 2022 Team Tigress will be taking part in the Aegean 600 race.
What an epic part of the world and time of year for a race like this. Get in touch for details of this 600 style offshore race. Don’t be lured by the sun, I’m pretty sure this race track will throw some fierce curve balls. 3-10th July 2022
The sea of myths and legends. The sea of Homer, Seferis and Elytis. The sea of painters and philosophers. The sea of sailors. 600 miles of sailing in this sea.
An offshore race designed by sailors for sailors. A race where the wind god, Aeolus, will make his own game to control sailors’ seamanship. A race where the dolphins will accompany the boats to drive them faster to the finish. A race with enchanting sunrises and sunsets. A race where mythology will reward sport in a unique water track. All this and much more will be the “Aegean 600”. A non-stop race.
The Start will be given by Homer’s sanctuary, in front of the columns of Poseidon’s temple, and with the wishes of the mythical god of the sea the boats will sail for Milos, the home of the Venus of Milos, the prize of the Louvre de Paris. Surrounded by Cycladic white, they will reach the scenic Caldera of Santorini, where the white of the houses blends with the volcanic rock creating unique contrasts and images. They will continue towards the southernmost island of the Aegean Sea, Kassos, and leaving Karpathos on the left, the nativity island of Athena, and the residence of Prometheus, will reach the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights in Rhodes. The course will continue towards scenic Kos and Kalymnos, the island of sponge divers, while on the way they will meet, besides dolphins, beautiful small islands, each with its own history.
The fleet will sail next to the full colour islands of Pharmakonisi and Agathonisi, and will continue to Ikario Pelagos, a sea that offers strong sailing excitement. The sailors will meet Patmos, the island of Saint John and the Cave of the Apocalypse, and will head to cosmopolitan Mykonos and Delos, the birthplace of Apollo. The last islands of the route will be Giaros and Kea. Slowly Finally the contestants will face the Temple of Poseidon that will mark the end of the sailing adventure and the race.