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I am the club secretary for the Varkiza bay sailing and kayak club situated in Athens Greece. After hosting the first ever surfski and ocean seakayak in Greece in june and the second in September, we are thinking of hosting an international race next year. We have direct access to the beach, excellent facilities and we have hosted major international sailing events over the years (windsurfing world cup, optimist paneuropean champs, ect). I am currently "testing the waters" on interest for a race in July to September 2012. The race will be held with the highest safety standards, including numerous RIB support - safety - recovery boats, and will have several categories with distances from sprints to 30- 40 mile marathons over open water. Several factories have already expressed interest in the race, we will probably know for sure which teams will compete by September, after the Kanumsee show.
You can find me at the Varkiza Yacht Club, situated on the Eastern side of Varkiza Bay. Club phone +30 210 8974305. Club offers kayak storage, kayak training, club trips, racing whitewater, flatwater and oceanracing. Club showers, gym, rec room, restaurant at very decent prices. Direct shore access, RV parking possible, various hotels nearby, very close 15km to Athens International Airport.