October in Athens. Fancy yourself a sailor not a runner?

By now most people know that Athens hosts the famous Athens Marathon every autumn in late October or early November. Well, since I’m no runner, I generally take my place at the finish line and cheer on the brave soles who have endured the 26+ miles in honor of Pheidippides’ own run in hopes that it doesn’t end for any of them as it did for Pheidippides.
But this year I’ve a chance to sign up for a race I am able to partake in. And if you’ve been dreaming of sailing the Greek isles, you might want to check it out, too. The 1st Annual Catamaran’s Cup, scheduled for October 23rd to October 30, 2010 is a round the Saronic gulf regatta open to everyone – experienced sailors with their own boats and crews, teams with a crew but no boat, and individuals with no experience at all can join up with a crew and learn the ropes whilst experiencing a fantastic Autumn cruise through the islands of Aegina, Hydra, and Poros with stops at several Peloponnese ports.
Along with the sailing race, there’s also a photo competition.
Contact Catamarans Cup International here.