Jack & Jenny at the Hydra Race!
Celebrating the "Ohi" Day on every 28th of October, the Hydra Race commemorates the anniversary when former military general Ioannis Metaxas said “No” to an ultimatum made by Benito Mussolini to allow Italian forces to occupy strategic locations in Greece or otherwise face war back in 1940.
The race started on the 27th October where the fleet sailed from Faliro to Hydra.
Light winds meant that the Jack & Jenny team on board of Alter Ego GRE 280 and our four Jack & Jenny founders on board of Classic Yacht Larne finished the race arriving in Hydra in the wee hours of the morning.
The 28th was a very laid back day, where all the crews enjoyed the beautiful port village of Hydra while some more adventurous sailors hiked to a monastery with breathtaking views over the port as well as the Saronic Islands.
The return race from Hydra back to Faliro took place on the 29th of October. The light wind conditions of the morning meant that the fleet took some time to "slip off" from the Hydra straight but more steady wind conditions ensured a timely return arriving back to Athens' Mikrolimano port in the early hours of the evening.