ADVENTURE RACING

Racing and exploring the Greek islands

Sharing the fun has always been part of the beauty of sailing. This experience can take place with your existing friends and family or with new like-minded sailing friends you will meet during our events.

The concept of our friendly Adventure Racing events is turned into reality by combining your love for sailing with our X-Yachts charter fleet of identical luxury performance sailing boats, like the five X46 and the two Xp44. The great setup and sailing conditions of the Greek islands play a big role as well!

We annually organise four events two of which take place in spring and two in autumn. The total duration of each event is one week but people can join for less days if they wish. Upcoming scheduled dates can be found below under the “When & Where” section of this page.

You can book a whole boat (or more) or you can book just a twin or double cabin.
During our Adventure racing weeks you will be doing one full day of offshore sailing on some longer legs between the islands and every second day is a day off to relax on land, recover and explore the Greek islands. (Using the boat and training instead on every second day is on your free will.) Events include sailing in all kind of weather conditions (sometimes far from ideal), friendly racing on a one-design basis, socialising with all your new sailing friends and our X-Yachting support team, carefully engineered routes in order to make passages exciting and visits to the most beautiful islands and point of interests. The end of the day always finds you enjoying good food, drinks and lots of laughs on land. Accommodation on the boat is included.
Those events include real life unfiltered sailing conditions, with conditions that some times are far from ideal. Night sailing might happen, although the general planning of the route tries to avoid it, ultimately depending on the weather conditions. A professional local skipper can be optionally provided as your main skipper or as a backup support.

These are events filled with excitement, challenge and fun that will put a big smile on everyone’s face. By the end of the week you will be filled with the relaxed vitality that sailing the Aegean sea provides. The memorable, exciting moments and most probably a few good new friendships to take with you back home.!!!

Who is it for?

Our Adventure Racing events are designed for everyone who has already tried and loves sailing. No matter your level we will make sure to fit you in, either by adding one or two proficient members in your crew or by adding a professional skipper. It is also possible to privately charter a whole boat and race as a team on your own provided you are a group of experienced sailors. We will make sure you will get you in a class which is similar to your level.

If you have never sailed before we would recommend to try out our less hard core One-Design Regatta Events exposing yourself gradually to the beauty and challenges of offshore sailing. Place your inquiry and our Booking team will guide you through it in the best way possible so that we ensure you make the most out of the experience.

When & Where

The starting point of our events is at the Olympic Marina, in Lavrio, Athens, Greece.

Lavrio and more specifically our base is a 35’ drive from Athens International Airport and we are happy to organise your transfer to and fro.

The next upcoming Adventure Racing events are on the following dates:

From Saturday 9/11/2019 to Saturday 16/11/2019

From Saturday 16/11/2019 to Saturday 23/11/2019

Detailed programming for each departure will soon be online. We recommend you to send an inquiry to our Booking team and will make sure we notify you once the program is online.

Booking a whole boat or just a cabin

You can either join by chartering a whole boat (or more than one if you are a bigger group) or if you are traveling solo or with a partner you can book just a cabin with a double or split bed.

Remember all our boats have a very comfortable 3cabin/2wc layout, so they can accommodate six persons in the three double cabins and another 2-4 adults/youngsters -if needed- at the salon area sofas or the aft cabin sea berths. For more info consult the different boat layouts and accommodation you can find descriptions on our Fleet section or proceed by sending a specific inquiry to our Booking team.

Adventure Racing vs One-Design Regattas

Both are fun guarantee events that bring together like-minded sailing enthusiasts. Night accommodation on board of our boats is included on both.

The One-Design Regattas take place usually around the area of our main base in Lavrio and the races happen usually in inshore waters or on a light off shore route around land marks, islands or buoys. The area we usually sail is the Argosaronic gulf and the beautiful islands there. Given that the weather is good, the channel between Lavrio, Kea and Kythnos can be the case too. The exact route and night stops is decided -a few days before the departure date- based on weather forecast. Quite a bit of free time sailing is usually the case between the scheduled race starts during the day time and you spend the night on different islands such as Aigina, Poros or Kea and Kythnos.

The Adventure Racing happens on an more hard core offshore scheduled route around different areas of the Aegean sea, with more miles per day covered and will probably get a bit more salt on your face. This is not a race track around buoys but the start and finish line is on different Greek islands. Since the routes are longer usually every second day is a relaxing day for people to explore the island and spend time recovering on land or if the feel like it use the boat and train on their free will.

Both type events are open to everyone and our team will make the best to fit you in and make you feel comfortable and excited.