The ‘Arkas Aegean Link Regatta’ was held in Izmir, en route of Cesme – Chios – Cesme between 23rd and 27th of August.
This annual event is organised by the International Cesme Yacht Club (ICYC) and Aegean Offshore Sailing Club (EAYK) and under the main sponsorship of Arkas Holding, with the cooperation of IC Cesme Marina and Greece Consulate General.
A total of 45 sailing yachts and approximately 400 yacht crew took part in sailing over 4 days of the Regatta, racing approximately 50 NM.
Thursday 24th August saw the start of the race with the yacht crew and captains briefed at the IC Cesme Marina Yacht Club for a swift departure. After sailing 17 NM, the boats arrived at the finish line at Chios Port followed by a celebratory cocktail party for the crew at Chandris Hotel.
A second day of the Regatta was enjoyed at leisure for the yacht crews to socialise and enjoy the local attractions of Chios.
On Saturday August 26th, the teams awoke to a stormy sunrise and 30 knots of wind. The days racing was therefore cancelled and the teams were able to return from Port Chios to IC Cesme Marina. A challenging journey but a relaxing evening was enjoyed at the Aquente Warm Pool.
The final day of the race started from IC Cesme Marina under 22 knots of wind. The race finished after 15 NM at the Before Sunset Beach in Ovacık, Alaçatı. The racing crew of the fleet were welcomed with a very warm cocktail party and prize giving ceremony. During the ceremony, overall prizes of the Arkas Aegean Link Regatta were given to ‘Anything Dere Construction’, ‘Flying Box’ and ‘Garanti Sailing Lemon.’
1st, 2nd and 3rd race results as below;
IRC 1 Class: 1. Anything Dere Construction, 2. Arkas Flying Box, 3. Garanti Sailing Lemon
IRC 2 Class: 1. Arnes, 2. Ladies First, 3. İzmir Yelken Akademisi
IRC 3 Class: 1. Yunus Marin Cygnus, 2. Goodday Sunshine, 3. Mare
IRC 4 Class: 1. Çeşme Sailing Lady Sun, 2. Volitan, 3. Çeşme Marina Ventus
IRC 5 Class: 1. Kalkış – Foratan, 2. Farmer, 3. Miranda
Support 1 Class: 1. Rain, 2. Dak – Sar Achilles, 3. Prego
Support 2 Class: 1. Fun Lemon, 2. Happy Lemon Linea Rossa, 3. Kayk Orsa
Support 3 Class: 1. Enkon, 2. Kayk, 3. Porto Novo
IC Cesme Marina congratulates all that took part in the annual Arkas Aegean Link Regatta and welcomes the Regatta back in the 2018 year.
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