Blue wave wins 2017 Ioannideia Regatta


18 September 2017

  2017 was another record breaking year for Ioannideia organizers: after the Optimist Mediterranean Championship brought nearly 160 sailors from 18 countries to Limassol, Cyprus, the ORC Challenge Trophy Mare Nostrum was completed with a record turnout of 51 boats. This was the largest fleet in Offshore Sailing history in Cyprus.

The Championship was organized by the Famagusta Nautical Club (FNC), as part of Ioannideia 2017, an established event for the past 5 years and the largest sailing event in Cyprus. This year’s ORC Challenge Trophy Mare Nostrum served as an Official ORC Test Event for next year’s organization of the 2018 ORC European Championship that would take place at the same venue. The Regatta was completed successfully with great sailing and lots of fun for all participants.

Blue Wave from Israel, the Cypriot crew on IronFX, along with Lataka-Be also from Israel manage to take 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Overall Category, as well as the ORC Challenge Trophy category, the Perpetual Trophy and the ORC Club A Category.

For Sunday’s Trophy Race “Andreas Ioannides,” Blue Wave took another 1st position with Twins and IronFX both from FNC taking 2nd and 3rd. For ORC Club B Category Twins, Prince Nicholas and Almyra took the first 3 positions, with Prince Nicolas winning the tie-break with Almyra.

For the Cruising Classes, Lothian Sky, Luna Rosa and Pavlina got the first three places in Class A where Y-Knot, Galaxy III and Mojo took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd accordingly.



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