Sailing boats taking part in the 44th International Aegean Sailing Rally set sail near the port of Piraeus yesterday. The rally, organized by the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC), is the oldest and most important open-sea race in Greece. Forty-four crews are taking part this year, including two from Australia and three from Ukraine. This year’s race covers some 450 nautical miles and is widely expected to be tougher than the previous ones. The route is Faliron – Rethymnon – Aghios Nikolaos – Ios – Vouliagmeni.