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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Team OPTIMUM – Season 28

Kalamaki, Athens, Greece, June 10th, 2021.“It has been a long journey and the future looks more promising than ever”, says Team OPTIMUM-Samos Steamship co-principal Periklis Livas. Although the covid-19 pandemic limited the Team’s racing in 2020 and early 2021, a lot of decisions and  actions were taken in time to allow the team go full
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Team OPTIMUM, looking at the future based on firm ground!

Published at Sailing World (Greek Edition), Issue 147, October 2020. www.istioploikoskosmos.gr – Translated in English by Team Optimum. Original greek version here. Interview with: Panagiotis Dimitrakopoulos, Head of the Communication & Marketing Team of the Aegean Rally. We, the editorial team of ‘Istioploikos Kosmos’ (Sailing World) magazine issued by Hellenic Offshore Racing Club(H.O.R.C), thought that
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Happy Sailing…well Racing!

Alimos Marina, Monday September 14th, 2020 Our tireless Farr 52 One Design OPTIMUM 3 sits on its cradle  since Andros Race and other scheduled races are being canceled for safety reasons due to the covid-19 situation. Upon consultation with our partner Samos Steamship we elected to resume racing with OPTIMUM 3 for Hydra Race in
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