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sea kayaking in Varkiza bay GREECE 3 years, 2 months ago #31510

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we at the yacht club in Varkiza Bay GREECE, just hosted the first ever in Greece SeaKayak race, and plan to host many more of the kind. We are open every day and would love to be a gathering point for seakayakers willing to race but also train, relax and have loads of sea fun. We have everything a kayaker needs, even a few sitontops for rental for those who wish to try it out or have left their ... babies behind. We organise trips every now and then - just pop down and meet us, I am the club secretary and you can see my facebook (Jonathan Constantine) or check out the club site www.naovv.gr and call at the phones listed there for details.
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Re: sea kayaking in Varkiza bay GREECE 3 years, 2 months ago #31511

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this is a map of the bay and the usual training route we take, 7800 meters
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Re: sea kayaking in Varkiza bay GREECE 3 years, 2 months ago #31559

Hi Jonathan
I am level 4 seakayaker living on west coast of Ireland and would love to do some kayaking in Varkiza. Could you rent me a sea kayak ang gear or recommend some place where I can rent.
Many thanks

Colm

Re: sea kayaking in Varkiza bay GREECE 3 years, 2 months ago #31560

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if you are a bona fide sea kayak athlete you are welcome to the use of one of our surfskis at no charge, provided you use them with caution and close to our premises (within the greater Varkiza bay area - you can easily get 2 hour runs in our bay) and provided you have a reasonable security deposit available and necessary identification as well as your credentials or BCU membership ID card. There are suitable accomodation facilities nearby, but I would also advise that you look at sites which offer guided tours in the Ionian Sea and at the island of Milos try "Ionian Sea kayaks" and "milos kayaking" you will get many results. Our club is situated very close to Athens airport - about 15 minutes by car. Have a happy holiday!

Re: sea kayaking in Varkiza bay GREECE 3 years, 1 month ago #31606

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check out new photos from Varkiza bay with moderate SE wind and 50 cm incoming waves
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just off the yacht club, Force 4 SW incoming waves

would you like to race in Greece next year? 3 years, 1 month ago #31652

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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.
Jonathan Constantine
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Re: would you like to race in Greece next year? 2 years, 11 months ago #31831

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Re: sea kayaking in Varkiza bay GREECE 2 years, 10 months ago #31982

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Its November 19 and we are still running great, with warm seas in Varkiza bay. Super runs, all kayakers still in the greater Athens area are welcome to train with us. No experience or equipment necessary, just call my cell phone 6977-190292 or the NAOVV.gr club for info and you can join the team. Jonathan, Club Secretary and Kayak comissar.

Re: sea kayaking in Varkiza bay GREECE 2 years, 9 months ago #32014

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www.surfski.info/races/aus-nz/item/1364-...to-the-big-time.html

NEWS FLASH !!!!
Varkiza Yacht Club will host the October 15 Ocean Paddler World Series surfski race. It is a supertecnical downwind race of 12,5 to 20 kms distance depending on how strong the wind is and all kayaks are also welcome, SUP's maybe....
check out the site above for info as well as our own
www.naovv.gr and
Vari-Varkiza Yacht Club, Canoe-Kayak Division
on Facebook
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Re: sea kayaking in Varkiza bay GREECE 2 years, 9 months ago #32028

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a lot of paragliders have been seen on our shores lately..... I' d love to get some pics of kayaks and surfskis from their point of view!!!

Re: sea kayaking in Varkiza bay GREECE 2 years, 9 months ago #32042

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yesterday we had 2,5 meter waves, 10 m/s wave speed, I spent ages just trying to hold my spot, in 10 minutes I managed 200 yards



see the data of the weather radar on the previous post

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