Posted on Jul 02, 2018
More than 30 ABS colleagues took part in the Posidonia Games, a series of four sporting events held at different venues across Athens the weekend before the opening of Posidonia 2018 exhibition. Around 2500 shipping professionals took part in the events, which included sailing, running, golf, and football.
The Posidonia Games kicked off on Friday, June 1st at Faliro Bay with the Posidonia Cup Yacht Race, one of the biggest sailing events in Greece.
60 yachts and over 600 sailors drawn from the global shipping industry came together to race in the waters off Piraeus. The race concluded with a glittering award ceremony at Athen’s Island Residence.
On Sunday June 3, approximately 1500 runners participated in the 5K Posidonia Running Event through the streets of Athens, which started and ended in front of the Piraeus Municipal Theatre.
On the same day the Posidonia Golf Tournament teed off at the neighbouring Glyfada Golf Club with the participation of 124 golfers from Europe, Asia and the USA. The event concluded with a prize-giving ceremony which was attended by 1,000 VIP guests.
The Posidonia Games wrapped up the weekend with the ShipSoccer tournament at Star Sport Club in Athens, where 28 teams comprised of 280 players competed for the title.