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Goran Schildt Regatta 2017

The Goran Schildt Regatta takes place for the 8th consecutive year, on the island of Leros, from 10th until 14th of September 2017.



The Regatta is sailed in order to honour the memory of the Finnish author and sailor Göran Schildt. He had a curious mind, he was multiculturally oriented and he also had a life-affirming vision of life. He once said that the Agean sea was 'A sailor's paradise'. This is what the GS regatta is all about, an opportunity to sail in the Aegean sea, to meet interesting people from many different countries and to enjoy culture. The participants in the regatta will learn to know new people, they will learn from each other and in the long run this will increase the acceptance for cultural differences. (source)


In 2017, the Goran Schildt Regatta, completes 8 years of sailing in the North Aegean sea. The Regatta of 2017 has an exceptional meaning as this year we are celebrating 100 years since the birth of Goran Schildt.

For this exceptional reason, the Regatta of 2017 will be sailed for four whole days and the route will cover 100 nautical miles, for the first time throughout the Goran Shildt Regatta history.

The Regatta also includes a number of interesting events, creating an experience to remember



Sunday, September 10

6pm - Photo Exhibition Opening: "Göran Schildt - Travels in Eastern Mediterranean". Place: NC Leros / Lakki
8pm -  A concert to honour Göran Schildt 100 years together with Finnish musicians. Place: Lakki Cinema / Leros.

Monday, September 11
9am -  Skipper's meeting at the Nautical Club / Leros /Lakki
12am -  Start of Race 1, Leros - Lipsi, distance 18 nautical miles.
8pm -  Beach party on Lipsi.

Tuesday, September 12
8am -  Start of Race 2, Lipsi - Samos (Pythagorion), distance 30 nautical miles.
8pm -  On Samos there is a welcome gathering on the quay of Samos Marina with drinks/music/and folklore dance.

Wednesday, September 13
8am -  Start of Race 3, Samos - Patmos, distance 30 nautical miles.
8pm -  In Diakofti there will be an outdoor feast associated with a Greek Orthodox     celebration of “The Day of the Finding of the Cross”. The sailors can join the meal and program section which includes live Greek music. Each one decides whether to participate, but on the skipper's meeting, everyone who is interested in joining the feast need to notify the organisers. Transportation is arranged.

Thursday, September 14
10am -  Start of Race 4, Patmos - Leros (Lakki), distance 22 nautical miles.
8pm -  Closing Ceremony at Leros Nautical club with prize giving, food and Greek music.


As every year, The Goran Schildt Regatta, has the complete support of Leros Marina, who provides the participants with berths, free of charge.

Sailors interested to participate to The Goran Schildt Regatta, can consult the official Notice of Race

For more information about the Goran Schildt Regatta, see HERE




PS. The free of charge berths, refer to the outer pier of the Marina. The offer is valid only for the boats that take part to the Regatta and only for the dates Sunday 10th, Monday 11th (untill the begining of the first race) and Thursday 14th of September. The offer includes only the mooring fees. For electric and water supply, as also for mooring inside the Marina, the charges will be according to the oficial price list

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