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Catamarans Cup is an international regatta for everyone who wishes to experience a sailing race of cruising catamarans while also having the opportunity to relax for a week in the Greek islands. Launched by Istion Yachting in 2010, the Catamarans Cup counts 9 consecutive years of success reflected in high joining rates and loyal returning participants. Full of side events, thematic competitions, cocktail parties, beach BB-Qs, dinners and of course a special welcome organized for competing yachts at each port of call, Catamarans Cup is as much fun partying on the islands as it is racing to them! Under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Tourism (Greek National Tourism Organization) and with LAGOON Catamarans as its Grand sponsor.

The Catamarans Cup lovers from all over the world can expect a truly memorable 10th edition this year! New destinations, multiple social events & competitions will add a fresh tone to this annual gathering of competitive sailors & regatta enthusiasts. In the course of these 9 years, the race has visited numerous destinations in Greece, each one distinct in character & landscape. Moreover, the local authorities strong support has contributed to a unique experience in each region for all sailors.

Fun competitions: Over the past 9 years, the participants longed to participate in the 3 successful competitions that traditionally followed the race. Cook-off! Show-off! and Shoot-off! competitions left us with wonderful memories of joy and moments of creativity and inspiration. Along with other side events -such as a special welcome on every destination of call, local events, cocktail parties, beach BBQs, dinners, etc- the race turns into an incredible amusement experience.

The Route: 1st choice for this year's upcoming Catamarans Cup (weather permitting) is Athens > Poros > Spetses > Paralio Astros > Nafplion > Athens

3 Ways to participate:

  • Team up with your friends or family & charter a bareboat Catamaran to race!
  • Charter a crewed catamaran & come aboard with your loved ones to enjoy this experience with the added comfort & safety of an experienced crew!
  • Join one of our open crews as a crew member. No experience is needed.

For more details contact us and check out the 2018 highlights video on YouTube

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Upon arrival in Alimos Marina, we go through check-in, registration, and embarkation. After Crew presentation, we have a welcome and opening party of the 10th edition of the Catamarans Cup
After Skippers Briefing in Istion Welcome Desk (opposite pier 3) we set off for Poros Island. Poros is the island of peace, romance, and jauntiness. It is overgrown with pine trees which reach the rugged shores or the sandy beaches. At the center of town, you can find the archaeological museum, the library, reception rooms, and on the beach, there's an open-air cinema. Moreover, visitors can enjoy the wonderful view that nature offers. Tonight we have the Cook-Off competition and prize giving to the winners of the competition. Each crew shall prepare and present one or more dishes to the rest of the fleet. Each boat may submit as many dishes as they want for the competition. Dishes shall be cooked by the crew on board their boat from scratch.
After skippers briefing, we sail off to Spetses Island. Spetses is an island boasting a long naval tradition and is famous for its significant contribution to the 1821 War of Independence. It was here that the revolution flag was raised on 3rd April 1821. The island has managed to retain its individual traditional character thanks to its well-preserved grand captain mansions, still bearing eloquent witness to the island's glorious past. The picturesque old harbor and Dapia a tourist and commercial center where the heart of the island's entertainment beats, are the trademarks of the town of Spetses. Prize giving and 10th Catamarans Cup Anniversary party.
After skippers briefing, we sail off to Paralio Astros. Paralio Astros, is a port serving the inland town of Astros in Arcadia. A medieval Frankish fortress commands the heights of a peninsula called 'The Island' which juts out to form the harbor. The main square is at the foot of the castle mount.
After skippers briefing, we sail off to Nafplion and on the way, we have the Shoot-Off competition. Take the best photos during the regatta and claim the first prize! Each crew can register up to 2 digital photos. Nafplion is a seaport town in the Peloponnese that has expanded up to the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf. The town was an important seaport held under a succession of royal houses in the Middle Ages as part of the lordship of Argos and Nauplia, held initially by the de la Roche following the Fourth Crusade before coming under the Republic of Venice and, lastly, the Ottoman Empire. The town was the capital of the First Hellenic Republic and of the Kingdom of Greece, from the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821 until 1834. Nafplio is now the capital of the regional unit of Argolis. Tonight we have the Final Prize awards and a farewell dinner and party.
Free sailing day today as we set off back to Athens.
We arrive in Alimos Marina in Athens today and have the rest of the day free
We check-out today - Kisses & Goodbyes
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