Fastsailing “Train & Race”:

The best way to improve your sailing skills

For those who wish to improve their sailing skills, we regularly organize special training sessions on our super fast boats with world-class skippers. Courses focus among others on offshore sailing, meteorology, racing tactics, regulations, solo or double handed sailing and are designed so that everyone improves from his own level.

Upon request, we can organize a “train & race” session, specifically adapted for your group at any period of the year.

Here is the list of upcoming events. Click on the course title for more details.

Title Dates Boat(s) Skipper(s) What’s in the plan Required level Cost
        Offshore sailing Regatta training Solo / Double Handed Race    
Middle Sea Race October 2022

Arrival: 15/10/2022

Departure from Lavrio, Greece: 16/10/2022

Departure from Malta: 29/10/2022

Pogo50
X-Yacht X43
 Pietro D’Ali   Experienced  

Hydra race

October 2022

Arrival: Saturday 22/10/2022

Departure:

Option 1: Saturday 29/10/2022 or Sunday 30/10/2022

Option 2: Monday 31/10/2022

Solaris40

Pietro D’Ali

Benoit Charon

Charly Fernbach

Andrea Caracci

  Middle and above 1,350€ per person
Train & Race November 2022

Arrival: Saturday 12/11/2022

Departure: Sunday 20/11/2022

3 x Pogo12,50

2 x  Pogo44

Pogo50

Pietro D’Ali

Benoit Charon

Charly Fernbach

Andrea Caracci

  Middle and above 1,350€ per person
Train & Race March 2023

Arrival: Saturday 18/03/2023

Departure:

Option 1: Sunday 26/03/2023

Option 2: Monday 27/03/2023

2 x Pogo44

2 x Pogo12,50

Pogo50

Pietro D’Ali

Benoit Charon

Charly Fernbach

Andrea Caracci

  Middle and above 1,500€ per person

Spring Med Voyage

Lavrio – Lavrio

 

22/April-06/May 2023

Pogo12.50 (if up to 4 people+skipper)

Pogo44 (if up to 5 people+skipper)

Pogo50 (if up to 6 people+skipper)

        Middle and above 2,500€/person
Aegean 600
Race

Week 1: Training 01/July – 08/July/2023 (optional)

Week 2: Race 08-12/July/2023

Outremer4x

Pogo50

Pietro Fariello

Alexandros Dragoutsis

   

 

Experienced 4,000€ / person
Middle Sea Race October 2023

Arrival: 14/10/2023

Departure from Lavrio, Greece: 15/10/2023

Departure from Malta: 28/10/2023

Pogo50
(only for a complete crew for at least 6 people)
 Pietro D’Ali   Experienced  

Hydra race

October 2023

Arrival: Saturday 21/10/2023

Departure:

Option 1: Saturday 28/10/2023 or Sunday 29/10/2023

Option 2: Monday 30/10/2023

Solaris40

X4.3

Pietro D’Ali

Benoit Charon

Charly Fernbach

Andrea Caracci

  Middle and above 1,500€ per person
Train & Race November 2023

Arrival: Saturday 11/11/2023

Departure: Sunday 19/11/2023

3 x Pogo12,50

2 x  Pogo44

Pogo50

Pietro D’Ali

Benoit Charon

Charly Fernbach

Andrea Caracci

  Middle and above 1,500€ per person
 Solo/double handed training upon request

Pogo36

Pogo12,50

Pietro D’Ali  √  √  Experienced upon request

 

Exceptional FastSailing experiences in Greece

More wind, more sun, more fun than anywhere else in the world!

 


 

Join us on a Pogo or X-Yacht for the Rolex Middle Sea Race in October 2022

If you have a crew of at least 6 persons and you want to race in one of the worlds’ most prestigious offshore races, you can charter one of our Pogo12.50s, Pogo50 or the X-Yacht X43 . We supply a super experienced professional skipper and -if needed- a co-skipper.

Organized by the Royal Offshore Racing Club, this 608nm non-stop real offshore 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 boats are well suited and fully equipped for such long distance racing offering exhilarating speeds but also an excellent level of comfort. In the very tough 2017 edition, when only 35 out 105 boats finished the race, our Pogo50 came 3rd in ORC2 and without damages!

When:         15-29 October 2022, 16 days of amazing sailing!

Programme:

Saturday 15 October: Arrival in our base in Lavrio
16-19 October: 525nm transfer Lavrio – Malta
20-21 October: Training
Saturday 22 October: 608nm Race starts
Saturday 29 October: Prize Ceremony & Party
30/October – 01/November: Return to Lavrio, Greece

Crews may stay until 5/Nov and sail around in the Cyclades
(the 525nm return trip is not mandatory, you may leave from Malta after the race ends)

Skipper:     One or more among the super experienced Pietro D’Ali,  Benoit Charon, and Charly Fernbach

Boats:
– Pogo50 (max 9 participants+Skipper, total crew of 10)
– Pogo12.50 (max 7 participants+Skipper, total crew of 8)
– X-Yacht X43 (max 7 participants+Skipper, total crew of 8)

Language:  English

Price:         3500€/person for a minimum of 6 persons (all included except food and drinks)

Palmarès of our skippers: 

Pietro D’Ali:
– Whitbread Round the World 93/94
– European Champion Star 1993
– Americas Cup Prada Team 2000
– Sydney Olympics Star 2000
– Transat AG2R 2006 1st (with Kito de Pavant)
– Transat Jacques Vabre 2007 1st (with Giovanni Soldini)
– Transat La Solidaire du Chocolat 2009 2nd (with Giovanni Soldini)
– Roma x2 2012 1st (with Michele Galli)
– Transat Jacques Vabre 2013 (with Stefano Raspadori)

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

 

For more information contact us at [email protected]

 


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Hydra Race” 22-30 October 2022

Saturday October 22nd: Arrival in our base in Lavrio
23-26/October:
4 full days of training around the Cyclades.
Afternoon theory courses (tactics, weather, rules)
Thursday October 27th at 10:00: Hydra Regatta leg 1,  36nm
Friday October 28th  at 10:00: Inshore race near Hydra
Option No1:
Saturday October 29th  or Sunday October 30th  Return to Athens by ferry (for those who need to catch a flight back home)
Option No2:
Saturday October 29th : Relaxing in Hydra (bars, tavernas…)
Sunday October 30th: 10:00: Hydra Regatta leg 2,  36nm. Return to our base in Lavrio ~23:00
Monday morning October 31st: Departure

There is no price difference for Option 1 or Option 2.


Skippers:  Pietro D’Ali ,  Benoît Charon, Andrea Caracci, Charly Fernbach

Boat: Solaris40

Language: English

Price: 1350€ per person (all included except food and drinks)

Palmarès of our skippers: 

Pietro D’Ali

– Whitbread Round the World 93/94
– European Champion Star 1993
– Americas Cup Prada Team 2000
– Sydney Olympics Star 2000
– Transat AG2R 2006 1st (with Kito de Pavant)
– Transat Jacques Vabre 2007 1st (with Giovanni Soldini)
– Transat La Solidaire du Chocolat 2009 2nd (with Giovanni Soldini)
– Roma x2 2012 1st (with Michele Galli)
– Transat Jacques Vabre 2013 (with Stefano Raspadori)

 

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

Andrea Caracci

– Αeronautical engineer specialized in composites materials, designer, consultant and surveyor.
– Olympic 470 sailor,
– Navigator on Maxis: Sydney Hobart, Fastnet,  Newport Bermuda, Middle Sea Race, RORC 600, RORC Transatlantic
– Six Minitransat campaigns on a prototype mini: 2003 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011 in 2010
– 3rd in Sables Les Acores Les sables race
– Transquadra in 2011/2012
– Overall 30.000 miles of solo sailing, 20.000 of them in Atlantic Ocean.

 


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Offhore/Train & Race” course 12-20 November 2022

 

Experience non-stop sailing in true offshore conditions, train and race a regatta. 7 days of super (and fast) sailing on our Pogo12.50s!

When: 12-20 November 2021

Programme: Satruday November 12th Arrival in our base in Lavrio

November 13th: 1 day of navigation in the Cyclades.

November 14-15: 2 days of non-stop navigation.

November 16-18:  3 full days of training around the Cyclades. Afternoon theory courses (tactics, weather, rules)

November 19th: DEI Regatta 20nm in Faliro Bay. Return to base

Sunday morning November 20sth. Departure


Skippers:  Pietro D’Ali ,  Benoît Charon, Dimitris Kalantzis, Charly Fernbach

Boats: Pogo12.50s (max 5 participants per boat), Pogo44, Pogo50

Language: English

Price: 1350€ per person (all included except food and drinks)

Palmarès of our skippers: 

Pietro D’Ali

– Whitbread Round the World 93/94
– European Champion Star 1993
– Americas Cup Prada Team 2000
– Sydney Olympics Star 2000
– Transat AG2R 2006 1st (with Kito de Pavant)
– Transat Jacques Vabre 2007 1st (with Giovanni Soldini)
– Transat La Solidaire du Chocolat 2009 2nd (with Giovanni Soldini)
– Roma x2 2012 1st (with Michele Galli)
– Transat Jacques Vabre 2013 (with Stefano Raspadori)

 

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

Andrea Caracci

– Αeronautical engineer specialized in composites materials, designer, consultant and surveyor.
– Olympic 470 sailor,
– Navigator on Maxis: Sydney Hobart, Fastnet,  Newport Bermuda, Middle Sea Race, RORC 600, RORC Transatlantic
– Six Minitransat campaigns on a prototype mini: 2003 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011 in 2010
– 3rd in Sables Les Acores Les sables race
– Transquadra in 2011/2012
– Overall 30.000 miles of solo sailing, 20.000 of them in Atlantic Ocean.

 

 


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Offhore/Train & Race” course 18-26 March 2023 (extension till 27/March free of charge)

 

Experience non-stop sailing in true offshore conditions, train and race the Hydra regatta. 7 (or even 9) days of super (and fast) sailing on our Pogo12.50s!

When: 18-26 March 2022 with the possibility to extend till 27/March/2023

Programme:
Saturday March 18th: Arrival in our base in Lavrio
March 19th – March 23th:
2 days of non-stop navigation.
1 night at port
3 full days of training around the Cyclades.
Afternoon theory courses (tactics, weather, rules)
Option No1:
Friday March 24th
at 16:00: Hydra Regatta leg 1,  36nm ,
Saturday March 25th  Return to our base in Lavrio
Sunday morning March 26th: Departure
Option No2:
Friday March 24th at 16:00: Hydra Regatta leg 1,  36nm
Sunday morning March 26th: 10:00: Hydra Regatta leg 2,  36nm
Monday morning March 27th: Departure

There is no price difference for Option 1 or Option 2.

Skippers:  Pietro D’Ali,  Benoît Charon, Charly Fernbach, Αndrea Caracci

Boats: Pogo12.50s, Pogo50, Pogo44

Language: English

Price: 1500€ per person (all included except food and drinks)

Palmarès of our 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…

 

Pietro D’Ali
– Whitbread Round the World 93/94
– European Champion Star 1993
– Americas Cup Prada Team 2000
– Sydney Olympics Star 2000
– Transat AG2R 2006 1st (with Kito de Pavant)
– Transat Jacques Vabre 2007 1st (with Giovanni Soldini)
– Transat La Solidaire du Chocolat 2009 2nd (with Giovanni Soldini)
– Roma x2 2012 1st (with Michele Galli)
– Transat Jacques Vabre 2013 (with Stefano Raspadori)

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

Andrea Caracci

– Αeronautical engineer specialized in composites materials, designer, consultant and surveyor.
– Olympic 470 sailor,
– Navigator on Maxis: Sydney Hobart, Fastnet,  Newport Bermuda, Middle Sea Race, RORC 600, RORC Transatlantic
– Six Minitransat campaigns on a prototype mini: 2003 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011 in 2010
– 3rd in Sables Les Acores Les sables race
– Transquadra in 2011/2012
– Overall 30.000 miles of solo sailing, 20.000 of them in Atlantic Ocean.


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Spring Med Voyage: LavrioLavrio,  22 April – 06 May 2023

 Corfu with FastSailing  Cyprus with FastSailing

Experience true offshore sailing onboard the Pogo50, the best 50ft cruiser. Our Pogo50 is fully equipped for a comfortable long distance cruising with heating, 600lt of fresh water, seawater pump, electric head, lee cloths on all beds, solar panels, spray hood…

A fantastic and fast trip in the Mediterranean.  Depending on weather conditions we will set sails from Lavrio towards Sicily, Lipari, Capri, …and then head to Ostia in Rome.
The return trip will follow a similarly beautiful routePogo50 - In Kythnos Greece!

When:        22/April – 06/May 2023

Programme:

Lavrio -> Lavrio

Saturday 22/April : Arrival in Lavrio
23/April – 05/May: 12 days of sailing in the Med. Exact stops will be defined based on weather conditions
Some overnight sailing is to be expected.
ETA in Lavrio: Friday 05 May afternoon or at latest Saturday 06 May early in the morning.
Saturday 06/May at 09:00 : Disembarkation
(use Athens international airport)

Skippers:  Pietro D’Ali,  Benoît Charon, Charly Fernbach, Αndrea CaracciPogo50 FastSailing Custom Interior

Boat:         Pogo50 (max 9 participants)

Price:         2500€ per person
Port fees, diesel and food are not included

*route to be chosen depending on weather conditions

Corfu with FastSailing


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Aegean 600 Race

A tough NON-STOP 660nm race around the Aegean Sea, that is set to become a reference in the Mediterranean.

The starting line will be in Cape Sounio. Boats will then sail to Santorini, passing within the volcano Caldera, then leaving Kasos, Karpathos and Rodos to port, they will slalom up the Dodecanese islands till Agathonissi. Then leaving Patmos to port, they will head west towards the obligatory passage between Delos and Mykonos. After leaving Kea to port , they head to the finish line in Cape Sounio.

Boat available: Outremer4x, Pogo50

Our boats are well suited and fully equipped for such long distance racing offering exhilarating speeds but also an excellent level of comfort.

Programme:
(Optional) Saturday July 1st: Arrival in our base in Lavrio
July 2nd – July 6th: 6 full days of training around the Cyclades with at least one overnight sail.
Afternoon theory courses (tactics, weather, rules, safety)
Friday July 7th: Skipper’s meeting. Reception Party in Olympic Marina Lavrio
Saturday July 8th: Final boat preparation
Sunday July 9th: Start of the Aegean 600, from Cape Sounio
Friday July 14th:  Limit for boats to be back in Olympic Marina Lavrio
Saturday July 15th:  Morning: disembarkation. Afternoon: Prize giving ceremony and Party (location to be announced)

You may participate individually, or form your own crew and race with one of our skippers.

Prices:

  • 4000euros/person participating individually

Included: race registration fee, port fees, automatic life jackets.
Not included: Food and drinks, personal AIS (not obligatory for the race but strongly recommended)

A race to remember!

Reservations: [email protected]

 

 


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Solo & Double handed sailing” course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn the demanding techniques of solo or doubled sailing with those who have in-depth knowledge and tremendous experience in short handed sailing. Our Pogos are specifically designed for short handed sailing and offer an ideal platform for the solo sailing passionate sailors!

Contact us directly and we will plan a course tailor-made to your specific needs.

 


Skippers: Benoît Charon and Pietro D’Ali
Boats: Pogo12.50s (max 5 participants per boat). Up to 4 boats
Language: English
Price: 1250€ per person (all included except food and drinks)

Palmarès of our 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…

Pietro D’Ali
– Whitbread Round the World 93/94
– European Champion Star 1993
– Americas Cup Prada Team 2000
– Sydney Olympics Star 2000
– Transat AG2R 2006 1st (with Kito de Pavant)
– Transat Jacques Vabre 2007 1st (with Giovanni Soldini)
– Transat La Solidaire du Chocolat 2009 2nd (with Giovanni Soldini)
– Roma x2 2012 1st (with Michele Galli)
– Transat Jacques Vabre 2013 (with Stefano Raspadori)


 

Exceptional FastSailing experiences in Greece

More wind, more sun, more fun than anywhere else in the world!