The 55th Aegean Sailing Regatta comes to a close

Photo: Nikos Alevromytis

The 55th Aegean Sailing Regatta, which was organised by the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club – HORC and this year was dedicated to the protection of the seas in cooperation with HELMEPA, came to a close on 30th July with the prize giving ceremony at the Aegean Naval Administration.

The motto “To Save the Seas” was spread by the crews of the boats participating in the Rally and that of the escorting Hellenic Navy Ship “Commander BLESSAS” with symbolic beach clean-ups that took place on the islands-stops of the Regatta, Amorgos and Lipsi, under the coordination of HELMEPA scientific staff members.

HELMEPA’s Chairman, Dr G Gratsos participated in the closing ceremony, awarding a prize to the 1st overall winner of the Class Orc club, while also receiving a commemorative plaque, which HORC presented to HELMEPA for their mutual cooperation in the 55th Aegean Sailing Regatta.

HELMEPA thanked all the volunteers that participated in the clean-ups, as well as the Municipalities and local associations that contributed in the organisation of the actions, hoping the message of this year’s Regatta will sensitise all those enjoying Greek beaches in order to keep them clean.