The Hellenic Offshore Racing Club organizes the Aegean Rally on an annual basis. This event is also known as the International Aegean Sailing/Racing Week. The race is a regatta, which consists of a series of 3 or 4 individual offshore races. The race usually starts and finishes at Faliro Bay and includes the beautiful islands of the Aegean. The overall distance of the race varies between 350 and 500 NM, depending to the islands which are visited. Many sailing boats participate in this spectacular race, from super yachts to classics and super sport-racers. It is because of this that many classes such as the IOR, the IMS and the Greek National System are supported by the event. The Aegean Rally was initially strictly a racing event. Due to good organization, participation and publicity, the race has turned into a nation-wide sailing festival with many glamorous events preceding and following the regatta.
The Hellenic Navy, the government and the local authorities support the Aegean Rally in every way possible. The national and international press also follow the race, of which extensive documentaries are made. The Aegean Rally has turned out to be an international event because of the support of the Greek National Tourism Organization but especially because of the famous Greek hospitality. A series of events prior to and during the race attract crews and boats from all over the world, offering unforgettable experiences on the Greek islands.
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