Piraeus Sailing Club (Ιστιοπλοϊκός Όμιλος Πειραιώς)

One of the oldest Sailing Clubs in Greece, I.O.P. (Istioploikos Omilos Piraios – Piraeus Sailing Club) was formed in 1937. Eight friends with common love in sea and sailing made the decision to establish a Club, aiming at wide spreading sailing (both Olympic classes and offshore). 

Among eminent athletes of the Club were Olympic Games winners Odysseas Eskitziglou and Giorgos Zaimis (crew of the Dragon Boat of the ex Greek King Konstantinos, Gold Medal, Rome 1960) and Aris Rapanakis (Finn Boat, Bronze Medal, Moscow 1980). Amongst newer members is Aimilia Tsoulfa (who alongside with Sofia Mpekatorou won the Gold medal in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. There are many other members with distinctions in Olympic Games, World, European, Mediterranean and National Cups and Championships.

I was a member of I.O.P. from 1993 till 2013 when I moved to UK and I had the privilege of being the youngest ever elected member to the board of directors holding the special secretary title and for a short period editing the Club’s quarterly newspaper.

You can find more info for the Piraeus Sailing Club here: https://iop.gr/gr/