Plan for ORC Double Handed Europeans
Published on January 27th, 2022
The Notice of Race and online entry portal are now published for the 2022 ORC Double Handed European Championship on July 10-16 Lavrion, Greece. The second edition of this major offshore championship race will once again run concurrently with the AEGEAN 600 race, and entries may also enter for trophies awarded in the AEGEAN 600, and vice versa.
The 605 nm course starts at the foot of the ancient Temple of Poseidon located nearby at Cape Sounio. From here the Double Handed European Championship entries will race on the same course as the full-crewed entries in the second annual AEGEAN 600 race:
Milos island to port – a gate at the Santorini Caldera (shown above headline) – Kassos, Karpathos and Rhodos islands to port – Kandelousa to starboard – Kos to port – Kalolimnos to starboard – Farmakonissi, Patmos and Agathonissi islands to port – a gate at Mykonos and Dilos strait – Kea island to port – Finish at Cape Sounio.
Made famous by last year’s inaugural edition of the AEGEAN 600 race, this race course was proven both popular and challenging for all entries, with a wide range of wind speeds, wind angles and sea conditions to test the teams. This is a challenging race for a full crew, and even more so for a Double Handed crew.
The event is open to all boats with a valid ORC DH International certificate with an All Purpose Handicap (APH) rating between 425.0 and 630.0 sec/NM included.
Entries will have tracking devices for spectators to follow their progress, and there is a plan to also equip boats with on-board video cameras as well.