On the 8th of June, the International Regatta Brindisi-Corfu raises sails. Yachts participating in the race will take start on Wednesday afternoon at the Marina of Brindisi and will finish the next day at Marina Gouvia of Corfu, having traveled approximately 110 nautical miles.
The Regatta, which this year celebrates 31 years of continuous presence in the sailing events of the Adriatic, is organized by the Sailing Club of Brindisi and the Sailing Club of Gouvia Marina. More than 100 yachts are expected to participate in this year’s event.
After the finishing line, all yachts will be hosted in Gouvia marina where the awards ceremony will be held for the winners of all categories as well as a party organized by the marina.
Gouvia Marina, the first privately owned marina in Greece, is situated about 6 kilometres from the town of Corfu and 7 kilometres from the International Airport. For many years seamen considered the harbour and the bay of Gouvia as a natural link between the Adriatic and the Mediterranean Sea as well as a port of call, where they could sail in, to repose, enjoying the climate and the beauties of the island.
In the 17th century Venetian seamen selected the area of Gouvia as an ideal location for creating a naval station and shipyards, remains of which have survived in the region. This tradition has been maintained until today while sailing yachts and motor boats from all over the world arrive at Gouvia Marina, enjoying the beauties of the sea and the environment, the cool breeze and the beautiful island of Corfu.