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27 March 2007, 08:47 am
Multihull Championship Heads For Greece
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IFDS International Multihull Championship 2007
Volos, Greece

Greek myth and modern sailing technology will both be on display at the Hellenic Centre in London, Great Britain this Wednesday 28 March at a launch event for the 2007 IFDS International Multihull Championship (IMC). This year's IMC will head to Volos, Greece on the Pagasetic Gulf from 1-9 June.
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In 2000 BC the Magnets, the inhabitants of today's Magnesia, helped by a unique wind phenomenon, developed the art of navigation with square sails, became skilful navigators and ruled over the Mediterranean Sea when Ancient Iolkos, which is today's Volos, flourished. It was here that the legendary ship Argo was built.

Four thousand years later Argo continues to be a symbol of the modern city of Volos and sailing will again be at the forefront of the city this June. On 1-9 June at the Argonautical Park in Afissos, the International Multihull Championship with Challenger boats: the IFDS IMC 2007, the biggest disabled sailing event to be conducted in Greece since the Athens 2004 Paralympics Games.

Maistrali Sailing Club (MSC) is organizing the championship in conjunction with the Challenger Class Association.

Sotirios GIAMAKOS, head of the Organizing Committee, said, 'Our goal is to encourage all types of sailing, to bring all people - with no exclusions - closer to energetic sea activities. To try and overcome the limitations that still exclude nowadays many vulnerable groups, people with disabilities, from becoming familiar with and enjoing an excellent activity like sailing in an exceptionally safe and special place: the Pagasetic Golf.'

The presentation will be attended by the Ian HARRISON, IFDS Vice-President, and David NEWTON from Daniels Dream Project.

For all the news on Disabled Sailing CLICK HERE.

IFDS International Multihull Championship (As Amended by ISAF). Image, The Challenger tris are heading for Greece:© sailchallengers.com
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