The Round the Island race
Every year Greek Sails celebrate the end of the season by organising a weekend of sail racing for local & visiting sailors.
Everybody is welcome, so if you have a yacht or you fancy an end-of-season yacht charter with a difference, this is an excellent opportunity to have some fun.
The Round the Island (of Poros) Race
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Every year for the past 30+ years on the last weekend of October, Greek Sails have celebrated the end of a happy season of work and sailing by organising a weekend of sail racing for local and visiting sailors alike.
Come join us for the Round the Island of Poros race (1:14)
The ‘Round Poros race’ is a strictly amateur affair with the emphasis firmly on fun and socialising rather than serious racing or results and provides a pleasant finish to the year’s sailing. The race is slightly smaller that the better known race around the UK Isle of Wight with the numbers of entrants being counted in tens rather than thousands.
Everybody is welcome, Greek Sails customers, quayside workers and sailors from around the area, so if you have your own yacht in the area or you fancy an end-of-season yacht charter with a difference, this is an excellent opportunity to have some fun and pit your sailing abilities against others without any of it being taken too seriously.
The weekend is organised into two days of sail racing, one around the ‘cans’ in Poros bay on the Saturday followed on the Sunday with a race anti-clockwise around the island of Poros. The Saturday evening is always spent in a local quayside bar with the prize-giving for the first day’s racing, and then on the Sunday evening following the actual ‘Round the Island race’, there is a quayside barbeque with Greek-sized portions of food and drink and a second prize-giving for the Sunday’s race winner plus the overall weekend winner.
The race uses a handicap system so as to give all boats an equal chance. You may have the ‘hottest racing yacht’ around, but your handicap will reflect this. Likewise, if your boat doesn’t quite have racing lines or sails, then this too will be reflected. The result is a keen race.
Interested in joining the ‘Round Poros race’?
If you are interested in joining the annual ‘Round the Island race’ an entry form and race instructions are available on the ‘Round Poros Race entry & results’ page and you can use our general enquiry form to let us know about your interest. Please Email your completed entry form to our <info> Email address or you may fax it to us - details in the footer of this page.
If you do not have a yacht locally to us but are interested in ending the season on a bit of a high note, then contact us to ask about a short duration bareboat yacht charter to provide you a yacht for the weekend. Use the ‘Details & comments’ section of the form to provide specific dates and to mention you would like to participate in the ‘Round the Island race’.
We look forward to welcoming you to Poros and competing against you. There is a nominal fee to cover race organisation, refreshments and prizes.
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