Coming this fall, the International Catamarans Cup will kick off their 5th year of competition. Launched by Istion Yachting Greece in 2010, this exciting regatta comprises a combination of a sailing race and a relaxing, fun week in the Greek Islands. This week long competition begins October 18 and ends on the 25th.
Along with the prestigious race, there are numerous side events to keep guests busy. There will be a special welcome for participants on every island, local events, an award ceremony, cocktail parties, and beach BBQ dinners! Some of the larger competitive events include a cook -off, a show -off, and a shoot- off. The cook -off starts Monday the 19th in Poros and consists of each crew preparing and presenting one or more dishes to the rest of the fleet. Each boat gets to enter as many dishes as they desire and everything must be prepared on board from scratch. The show -off will be held the 22nd and includes each crew presenting a show (singing, dancing, comedy.) Presentations will be evaluated by all the other crews, and judging is based off of appearance, presentation, and of course originality. Last but not least is the shoot- off, where each crew gets the chance to submit 3 of their best digital photos in hopes of having taken the best photo of the cup. All entries must be submitted by the 22nd.
Last year in 2013, more than 250 participants from 15 different countries participated in the cup, and even more participants are expected to join in the fun this fall. The Catamarans Cup will start in Athens, and then move on to Poros, Monemvassia, and Hydra. All four areas are perfect for relaxing around pristine, blue water, a rich culture, and an abundance of historic beauty. The Catamarans Cup is sure to be a success once more this year, and for those competing here is a little incentive; the grand prize is a 5,000 euro charter with Istion Yachting. Be sure to contact us at Late Sail to help you find the perfect yacht for this event. Good luck to all participants!