Farewell to OPTIMUM 3, let a new OPTIMUM chapter begin

Nautical Club Kalamaki, 14th October 2022, 09:00. Nineteen(19!) seasons with our trustworthy Farr52 One Design OPTIMUM 3 come to an end on a high note. The 2021 season was hugely successful as the Team posted a 2nd overall in IRC and 1st in the ORC category in the inaugural AEGEAN 600, a dominating 1st place
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Podium finish, yet again!

Back to base from Andros Race, 30 August 2021, 23:00.Photo credit: Nikos Zagas The 54th ANDROS RACE organised by Yacht Club Andros and Yacht Club Greece concluded and met expectations from all involved.  It was the “Toughest Yacht Race” as the light wind conditions that prevailed tested to the limit the patience and persistence of
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54th Andros Race

Andros Island, 27 August 2021, 08:00. The organizers Yacht Club Andros and Yacht Club Greece advertise it as the “Toughest Yacht Race”. Team OPTIMUM-Samos Steamship has participated more than 15 times and by experience totally agrees with the description. A formidable crew of 15 with more than 50% under 30 years of age including 4
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Aegean Rally at its best and ..5-0!

Nautical Club Kalamaki, Athens, July 26, 2021. Race 5 of the 58th Aegean Rally offered to competing sailors dream-on conditions for the years to come: T-shirt sailing conditions in 30-35 knots of wind at 130-145 TWA for the whole 95 miles distance from Psara island to Cape Sounio finish line.  Team OPTIMUM-Samos Steamship crew behaved
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Leading 4-0 in Psara!

Psara Island, Friday, July 23, 2021, 18:00. Race 3 and 4 of the 58th edition of the Aegean Rally from Tinos to Psara and a coastal around Psara island concluded today. Team OPTIMUM-Samos Steamship scored two more bullets and is leading comfortably the leaderboard. From Tinos to Psara, moderate to light downwind conditions prevailed but
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Leading 2-0 in Tinos!

Tinos Island, Monday, July 19, 2021, 10:00. The first two races of the 58th edition of the Aegean Rally from Faliro Bay in Athens to Tinos via a scoring gate in the south tip of Kithnos island is done and dusted. Team OPTIMUM-Samos Steamship scored two bullets and is leading with 2019 winning Team PEGA
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Pedal to the metal, no holding back!

Kalamaki, Greece, 3 days before the start of 58th AEGEAN Rally.Photo credit: Nikos Alevromytis It is only a week ago that Team OPTIMUM-Samos Steamship crossed the finish line of the inaugural AEGEAN 600 posting a 2nd place in IRC and 1st in ORC standings.  As planned, after 2 days of rest, team members resumed operations,  checked
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Aegean 600, So impressive!

Back to Optimum base, July 9, 2021Photo: Fanis Dalezios, Bow Department It was an experience beyond expectation, 600 times better.  We prepared OPTIMUM 3 to be unbreakable.  We put together an eager crew early enough and had time to sail and train together, work on the shifts, the cooking, the liquids on board, slept on
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Hours ahead of a new era and challenge…

OLYMPIC Marine, Lavrio, Sunday 4 July 2021, 07:00. The sun is up, so is our OPTIMUM spirit and expectations. In less than 7 hours a fleet of 40 offshore sailing yachts from 16 countries will embark to the mythical course of the AEGEAN 600 Yacht Race. Team OPTIMUM-Samos Steamship will hit the start line in
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OPTIMUM Lineup with an eye to the future

Kalamaki, Greece, 10 days before the start of 1st AEGEAN 600. It is no secret that the top event for the 28th Team OPTIMUM-Samos Steamship season is the inaugural AEGEAN 600. Crew Boss Nikos Apostolakis initially drafted a lineup with a full veteran’s lineup of no less than seven Rolex Middle Sea Races on OPTIMUM
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