INTERNATIONAL FORUM 2017
Under the Auspices of the Prefecture of the Ionian Islands and the Municipality of Kefalonia.
Organizer: The Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture. .
Title: ODYSSEU’S DIAPLOUS
Sea lovers invited in discovery of the enchanding realm of the Odyssey .A program of Sea Sports activities in the crystal blue waters of the Ionian Sea.
LOCATION:The Homeric Kingdom of Odysseus, the Greek Islands Kefalonia and Ithaca.
TIME: Summer /Fall 2017
OPEN TO :Participants from all over the world, welcoming Sea Sports Clubs, Sea Sports Training Schools,Organisations and Sea Sports Teams,Universities, Athletes, Professionals and individuals Sea Sports lovers of all ages. Sea Sports Equipment Construction & Supplies Experts ,Rowing- Swimming Technologies and Material experts.
THE SEA SPORTS PROGRAM 2017
 OPEN SEA EVENT: ODYSSEU’S DIAPLOUS
The event is following the Homeric Odysseu’s route .
DATES : to be announced soon
It will take place in the Northern Kefalonia, in the open sea between Fiskardo and Ithaca
Opening date for applications: February 15th 2017
Deadlines: May 30th for Sea Sports events of June 2017
June 15th 2017 for Sea Sports events of July and August 2017
Late applications/ entries will be acceptable, subjected to the program details and numbers of participants.
Entry and Participation fees: For all participants the fee is Euro 100 for one(1) day course. (Participations are confirmed after the payment of the fees, payable before the deadlines).
Late entries :On site entries are welcome, must be submitted no later than the day before the scheduled event as regards personal participations and 7 days before the scheduled event date for organized teams or group participations. Fees for the above late entries start from euro 120 per person.
T‐Shirts & tickets for the Awards ceremony and gala night are included in the fees.
Safety and Protection: ALL events and activities are taking place in safe waters, involving the permanent presence of a doctor, lifeguards, supporting personnel consisted by professionals and volunteers and applied standard safety water and first aid equipment and conditions.Rescue personnel will be present during all events. Kayakers will patrol the courses . Motorized boat also will be available for emergency assistance during the events.
Health certificate:ALL Participants applying for the sport events & activities will be requested to provide a valid health certificate, signed and stamped by a doctor,( all contact details of the doctor to be available).
Drinking water will be offered free for all participants.
Sea Water temperature between 21- 25 C degrees .
The Awards Ceremony will include Official awarding by the local Authority .
The Winners will receive the Olive Branch Crown (the Winners Symbol of the Ancient Greek Olympics).
All the participations will include Participation Diploma.For team participations ,such as sea sports schools, clubs, aquatic , in addition will be offered a team memorial.
Press and tv coverage will be available to the participating teams and athletes in personal and collective context. The Results of the events will be posted on web in all the available international web platforms and also will be covered by the Greek and International social media.
SEA SPORTS PROGRAM – SIDE ACTIVITIES
Cultural visit to the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture for a short presentation on the Islands and their History.
I collaboration with AQUATIC SCUBA DIVING CLUB ( http://www.aquatic.gr) underwater group tours will be organized.
Grand Awards Ceremony / open gala, cocktail night party, open to athletes and their families or friends.
Final Registration on Dates & Times, teams announcements and final program will be announced (2) two weeks before the events. All the enrolled athletes and teams will be informed formally through email.
On site entries are welcome, but must be submitted no later than the day before the event date for personal participations and 7 days before the event date for organized teams or group projects.
The Opening Date of the fair will officially take place at the Swimming Club of Argostoli, where the International Exhibition will be held. The Events will attend International personalities and the Local and Regional Authorities.
A performance by a synchronized swimming team will be welcoming the attendants.
All the participants are welcome to bring and use their own equipment (such as boats &rows)
All the professionals in Sea Sports, Clubs , Organizations, Athletes are invited to establish a permanent collaboration , in the context of future events and sea sports activities in the island .
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED