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In our March 2018 newsletter:

  • Rolex Middle Sea Race 2018
  • 2 x Transatlantic Crossings on board Pogo12.50 Hermes in cooperation with OceanRacers
  • 10-18/November 2018 “Offhore/Train & Race” programme
  • Excellent results from the March 2018 Hydra Race for our three Pogo12.50s

Join us on the Sydney 43GTS for the Rolex Middle Sea Race in October 2018

Our Sydney 43GTS Morpheus will participate in one of the worlds’ most prestigious offshore races.

Organized by the Royal Offshore Racing Club, this 608nm non-stop race starting and ending in Malta, stands as one of the offshore classics, together with the Fastnet, the Newport-Bermuda and the Sydney-Hobart.

Our Sydney 43GTS is an IRC racing machine well suited and fully equipped for such long distance racing offering exhilarating speeds but also an excellent level of comfort.

Comes with a an amazing sail wardrobe of top offshore racing sails: Main, 3 jibs, 4 asymmetric spis, Code0,1&2,5, trysail ….

The skipper will be the super experienced Benoit Charon with Dimitris Kalantzis as co-skipper.

When:         13-30 October 2018
17 days of amazing sailing!

Programme: Saturday 13 October. Arrival in our base in Lavrio
14-16 October: 525nm transfer Lavrio – Malta
17-18 October: Training
Saturday 20 October: 608nm Race starts
Saturday 27 October: Prize Ceremony & Party
28-30 October: Return to Lavrio, Greece
(the 525nm return trip is not mandatory,
you may leave from Malta after the race ends)

Skippers:     Benoit Charon & Dimitris Kalantzis

Boat:         Sydney 43GTS (max 7 participants+Skipper & Co-Skipper)

Language:  English

Price:         3500€/person (all included except food and drinks)

Palmarès of our skipper Benoît Charon:

– FFV Responsable Secteur Manche
– Figaro Racer & Trainer
– Twice European Champion J24
– French Offshore Champion
– 2nd European Championship Farr30
– Multiple Tours de France, ARCs, Melges24…

Dimitris Kalantzis:
– Greek Sailing Federation trainer
– NASPOR Nautical Club sailing instructor
– Multiple races in Greece
– Professional skippering on Pogos since 2012

For training before the RMSR there are some optional and really interesting races to do during the summer:

For more information visit the Train & Race tab in our website or contact us at info@fastsailing.gr


2 x Transatlantic Crossings on board Pogo12.50 Hermes in cooperation with OceanRacers



In cooperation with our friends Morgen and Megan from OceanRacers, we are happy to offer you to participate in two transatlantic races:
– RORC Anniversary Regatta Bermuda -> Hamburg (1-30/July /2018)
– RORC Transatlantic Race Lanzarote -> Grenada  (19/Nov-15Dec/2018)

The crossings will be on board the Pogo12.50 Hermes, that many of you have chartered in Greece during 2012-2016.

Morgen Watson and Megan Reilly are great sailing professionals that have an impressive record of offshore sailing experience: 80,000nm and 50,000nm respectively, multiple transatlantic crossings, winners in Round the World Race….

Race No1: Atlantic Anniversary Regatta Hamilton,Bermuda -> Cuxhaven,Hamburg
Miles logged:  3500 NM
Training Days: July 1-5
Welcome Party: July 6
Race Start:  July 8
Prize Giving: July 28
Co-organized by the RORC and the Norddeutscher Regatta Verein
Price: 5000USD or 4000€ (All Inclusive – Docking/Fees/Food when Racing & Training)

Race No2: RORC Transatlantic Race Lanzarote -> Grenada
November 19 – December 15, 2018
Miles logged:  3000 NM
Training Days: November 20 – 22, 2018
Welcome Party: November 22, 2018
Race Start: November 24, 2018
Prize Giving: TBD
Price: 5000USD or 4000€ (All Inclusive – Docking/Fees/Food when Racing & Training)

For more information contact us at info@fastsailing.gr


Join us for the “Offhore/Train & Race”  during 10-18/Nov/2018


Experience non-stop sailing in true offshore conditions, train and race a regatta. 7 days of super (and fast) sailing. Depending on participation we will deploy up to 3 Pogo12.50s creating true one-design conditions!

Programme:
Saturday November 10th: Arrival in our base in Lavrio
November 11th – November 16th:
2 days of non-stop navigation.
1 night at port
3 full days of training around the Cyclades.
Afternoon theory courses (tactics, weather, rules)
Saturday November 17th: DEI Regatta 18nm
Sunday morning November 18th: Departure

Skippers:     Benoît Charon, Charly Fernbach, Dimitris Kalantzis
Boats:         Pogo12.50s (max 5 participants per boat). Up to 3 boats!
Language:    English
Price:           1250€ per person (all included except food and drinks)

Palmarès of our world class skippers:

Benoît Charon:
– FFV Responsable Secteur Manche
– Figaro Racer & Trainer
– Twice European Champion J24
– French Offshore Champion
– 2nd European Championship Farr30
– Multiple Tours de France, ARCs, Melges24…

Charly Fernbach
– Minitransat 2015 4th overall and 3rd in the 1st leg
– 2015 Archipelago 6,50 (with Benoît Hantzperg), 2nd
– Dipl. Institut Nautique de Bretagne – Professional skipper
– Sales manager at Pogo Structures

Dimitris Kalantzis:
– Greek Sailing Federation trainer
– NASPOR Nautical Club sailing instructor
– Multiple races in Greece
– Professional skippering on Pogos since 2012

We also offer upon demand with our top skippers, Solo & double handed sailing trainings

For more information visit the Train & Race tab in our website or contact us at info@fastsailing.gr


Excellent results from the March 2018 Hydra Race for our three Pogo12.50s

During the last edition of our Train & Race event, three of our Pogo12.50s -Hermes2, Hermes3 and Don Quichotte- took part in the Hydra Race making us proud for their great results.

ORC-Club & ORC-Club F categories combined (total 30 boats)

Leg 1 FALIRO – HYDRA:
Don Quichotte 1st in real time (10th in corrected)
Hermes3  2nd in real time (11th in corrected)
Unfortunatly Hermes2  had a torn genoa tack webbing just 3 miles before the end that obliged them to retire from leg1.

Leg 2 HYDRA FALIRO:
Hermes3  1st in real time (12th in corrected)
Hermes2  3rd   in real time (14th in corrected)
Don Quichotte 4th in real time (18th in corrected)

We congratulate all the participants and their devoted skippers Benoit Charon, Charly Fernbach and Dimitris Kalantzis!



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