Nautical Club of Thessaloniki announces the J24 World Championship 2023 from September 9th to September 16th 2023. Races will be held in the Thermaikos Gulf. Participating boats will be moored in the marina of Nautical Club Thessaloniki. Nautical Club of Thessaloniki is located in Thessaloniki, the second largest city of Greece, featuring an international airport and commercial port. Thessaloniki airport is connected with all major European airports with direct flights or via Athens internationail airport. The race area is characterized by the thermal breeze appearing every summer day early at noon, the wind varying from 8 up to 16 knots, gradually diminishing after sunset.
These mild but steady conditions are ideal for inshore, as well as daylight offshore racing. Racing will feature a mix of round the cans windward/leeward courses and offshore races, to fully test the teams’ skills on the waters of Thermaikos Gulf. The challenge of close windward/leeward racing is likely to keep the fleet in close boat on boat battles, compared to the complexity of offshore racing. Interpreting the changing conditions and delivering consistency will reward with Championship success. Social activities for the 2023 J24 World Championship will take place at the premices of Nautical Club Thessaloniki, with renowned Greek hospitality throughout the week. A wide range of accommodation choices are available nearby.