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Unfortunately, due to the recent situation, the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) and the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC) have decided to postpone to future years the 2021 ORC Double Handed European Championship originally scheduled on 2-10 July 2021....

On July 4th, 2021, the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC) in Greece will organize a new 600 nautical mile offshore yacht race. This is a race designed by sailors for sailors in which the sporting challenge will meet the legendary beauty of the Aegean islands. It is the first time the one sea favored by poets, painters and philosophers through the ages, will host such a great offshore sailing event that has both athletic and environmental symbolism, as the message the contestants will convey is "Let’s Save Our Seas". With the support of the environmental organization HELMEPA, HORC aims to organize an event with the smallest possible ecological footprint. Therefore, actions will be taken to educate and inform the entries about marine pollution before the start of the race. Olympic Marine will host the participating boats and be part of this effort as one of the fastest growing marinas in Greece,...

Sounio, GRE – The Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC) and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce that the entry process is now open for the first-ever ORC Double Handed European Championship to be held over 2-10 July 2021. The event is being held concurrently with the AEGEAN  600, a non-stop 600-mile full-crew race tour of the Aegean Sea that also starts and ends in Sounio. The ORC DH Europeans is a new event in the portfolio of annual ORC World and European championships, one that harnesses the growing enthusiasm for Double Handed sailing following the proposal by World Sailing for this to be included as a mixed gender two-person offshore keelboat event in the Olympic program for the 2024 Games in Paris. The regatta will be based at the Olympic Marine, gateway to the Aegean Sea, 70 km southeast from central Athens and just north of Cape Sounion. The...

The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) awarded the 2021 ORC Double Handed European Championship to the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC). This is the first European Double Handed Championship to be organized by ORC. Offshore Double Handed events have been proposed by World Sailing to be included as a mixed two-person offshore keelboat event in the Olympic program for Paris 2024. The event will be held from 4-10 July 2021, alongside the international sailing race "AEGEAN 600" (non-stop 600 mile race) organized by HORC on the same dates and the conduct of which for 2020 was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A key role in the selection of HORC has been its long history in holding world championships and the excellent preparation and presentation. Hellenic Offshore Racing Club is in close collaboration with the ORC Offshore Classes and Events Committee regarding the format to be decided for the initial ORC Double Handed European Championship....