The "International Ionian Sailing Week" is to be held for the 21st consecutive year, after its establishment in 1989. The organization`s basic goal was and remains, on the one hand to develop the sport of Sailing in the broader region of the Ionian, and, on the other, to promote friendship between the region`s Sailing Clubs and local societies.
The Patra Sailing Club along with the Sailing Club of Corfu, set the foundations, and are the main co-organizers of an organization that constitutes the main marine sports event of the Ionian region and is amongst the three most important Open Sea Sailing races in Greece. In these 21 years of consecutive organizations, other Clubs from the Ionian Islands, such as the Sailing Club of Argostoli, the Sailing Club of Zante, the "Proodos" Sports Club of Ithaca, the Marine Sportsmen Club of Lefkada, and the Sailing Club of Cephalonia-Ithaca have actively participated and helped promote the event.
The Ionian sea is part of the vast seas of the Adriatic and the Mediterranean that do not belong exclusively to Greece, as other countries are awashed by their waters. Thus, our next goal is the development of friendships with the clubs of the countries beyond the Ionian. The next event sets sail for further afar. Sicily and Magna Grecia lie ahead.