Sailing races in Greece


Racing on a sailing yacht in the Greek Waters is a fascinating and challenging experience.


Adventurous sailing conditions are combined with breath taking destinations, creating an experience you can only live on the Greek islands. Races take place in all sailing areas in Greece and many last over 5 days. Get the opportunity to visit Greece and enjoy sailing in a racing style.

The program usually includes a match day every second day, allowing plenty of time for relaxing and an acquaintance with the island. Besides, the local authorities on all the islands organize traditional events, dinner and parties to honor the race and treat the crews!

Take part in a sailing race

Join the crew in our racing yachts; sailors are welcome at all levels of experience. Yachts are chartered either bareboat to experienced sailors, or with competent crew to novice sailors.

Choose Yacht

See our range of yachts that are rated for sailing races. The yachts are equipped with exclusive racing rigging and gear.

Contact us for more detailed information, as well as selection of the race, according to dates, level of difficulty, etc.

Supplementary services

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  • Transport from the airport, suggested sightseeing in Athens or other destinations
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Three main races in the Aegean Sea:


Aegean Rally

  • Race duration: 10 days (17th - 26th July 2021)
  • Area: Central Aegean Sea ( Program for 2021: to be anounced)
  • Total distance: aprox 400 nautical miles in 3 legs

The Aegean Rally is the most famous sailing race in Greece. It is organized successfully since 1963 and concentrates the attention of sailors from Europe and beyond. Because of the distances and rough sailing conditions in that time of the year, it is certainly a difficult race. The offshore races take place every second day; in the free day there are local events and inshore races organized in each island of visit.

Aegean Rally 2021: Website of the Aegean Rally


Cyclades Regatta

  • Race duration: 1 week in early July
  • Area: Cyclades islands
  • Total distance: 150-200 nautical miles

This is the one of the most famous and popular sailing races in Greece, with international participation. The conditions vary, depending on the wind speed or the time of the year. The beginning of July is considered relatively early for the strong north winds (meltemi).The islands visited are magnificent while the race schedule covers a leg every second day, combining sailing challenges and memorable events in each island.


Aegean Regatta

  • Race duration: 5-7 days
  • Total distance: Variable every year
  • Area: Also variable every year, in the regions of Northern Sporades, Dodecanese and Cyclades islands

Aegean Regatta is a challenging sailing race, since it has two long legs,while the schedule includes a race every day. The winds are usually strong at this time of the year, with the north winds prevailing. However, the race is mostly downwind, which adds to pleasure without a lot of hard time. 



More races are organized every year in all sailing regions in Greece: Ionian Sea, Dodecanese, Saronic Gulf - near Athens, etc. Live the experience of a sailing race, chartering a yacht from our dedicated fleet. Yachts are chartered either with experienced crew or bareboat, so you would have the master the yacht!

Contact us requesting more information about sailing races, stating your preferred period or dates and number of persons in your group.

About Sail in Greek Waters

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