Rising to the Top, … Yet Again!

Kalamaki, Athens, Greece.  Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Team OPTIMUM-Samos Steamship added a 1st and a 2nd place on race 3 and 4 of the 57th Aegean Rally and by doing so ended up with a scoreline of 1,4,1,2 and on equal points with Team Velos of Rio bronze Medalist duo of Mantis-Kagialis with a scoreline
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Tacking in 3, 2, 1..Go!

Kalamaki, Athens, Greece.  Monday, July 13, 2020 We are back in racing mode competing in the 57th edition of the Aegean Rally for 26th time out of 27 years of Team OPTIMUM existence.  It is the longest and most challenging regatta in Greece that provided so many experiences and depth in our arsenal and prepared
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OPTIMUM Future relies on the New Generation!

Athens, Greece. Monday, 6th July 2020. OPTIMUM Yacht Racing Team campaigns this year its 27th season and due to the Covid-19 virus situation, lots of thought about the OPTIMUM future went on.  It’s about five years now that young (under 30) and enthusiastic sailors with various sailing backgrounds are recruited and immersed in the OPTIMUM
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Finally, 2020 Season Kicks Off!

Athens, Alimos Base, Tuesday, June 23rd 2020. That was the longest “winter” for Team OPTIMUM in 27 years!  The Covid-19 virus situation affected our plans as it affected and will keep doing so the lives of all.  In association with our partner SAMOS Steamship we safely navigated through the turbulent times of March, April, May
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Happy End of Season and a Promising 2020!

Athens, Alimos Base, Friday 25 September, 2019. Winning is always sweet and Team OPTIMUM is enjoying exactly that feeling for its convincing Andros Race victory.  But there is much more than that.  Our partners in this victory,  SAMOS Steamship Co., within days from the prestigious prize giving ceremony in Yacht Club Greece, invited us to
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High Speed Adrenalin Finish and an Emphatic Win!

Athens, Alimos Base, Monday 2 September, 2019.   After the decision of the Racing Committee to cancel Saturday’s coastal race due to force 8 winds blowing on the racecourse, it all came down to Sunday’s final sprint race from Chora Andros to Disvato, the strait between Andros and Tinos islands to decide the winner of the 52nd
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Winning Gold in Andros!

Andros, Island, Chora, August 31, 2019. It is not easy or common but when you manage to win Line Honors and on handicap overall, it is sensational. When all competing yachts in the 52nd Andros Yacht Race trailing OPTIMUM 3 crossed the finish line, the Race Committee was able to post the handicap results. Team
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Line Honors in Andros Race!

Andros Island, Chora, August 30, 2019. Team OPTIMUM-SAMOS Steamship Co. managed the impossible and took line honors in the 52nd edition of the famous Andros Race, established by “Big John” Goulandris in 1967.  It is one of the few races in Greece that provide a line honors trophy and that is why it attracts maxi
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Andros Race – 52nd edition!

Athens, August 28, 2019 OPTIMUM Yacht Racing Team will participate one more time in iconic Andros Race from Thursday 29/8 to Sunday 1/9.  The Nautical Club Andros and Yacht Club Greece has worked hard to ensure another successful edition inviting great sailing teams and providing well regarded shipping companies to support them and share the
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Aegean Resume!

Aegean Sea, Sunday, 4 August 2019. The 10-day,  400-mile 56th AEGEAN RALLY is done and dusted.  OPTIMUM Yacht Racing Team participated for 25th time since 1994 that was established, missing only the 1996 edition while racing in AQUA BRAVA Copa Del Rey Sailing Week in Palma, Spain.  In this long journey, Team OPTIMUM skippered by Nick Lazos and
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