Team OPTIMUM – 25th ANNIVERSARY!

Athens, Greece, Tuesday 25th September 2018. The story starts back in 1981 when Nikos Lazos and Periklis Livas, aged 13 and 15 respectively, started crewing on board MARVIN, a DB1 3/4 Ton offshore racing Yacht of that era, owned by Stamatis Lazos, father of Nikos. “I was a 420 sailor at the time in Nautical
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OPTIMUM all over…

Athens, August 5th,2018. A week after the conclusion of the 55th Aegean Rally, Greece’s pinnacle offshore racing event, we realise the magnitude of the success Team OPTIMUM managed to score. Although OPTIMUM Yacht Racing Team did not compete this year with its glorious Farr 52 ft OPTIMUM 3 which is up for sale, no less
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Grand Finales!

Cape Sounio, July 29th, 2018. An amazing split developed on the competing fleet of the 55th Aegean Rally in the final Leg 4 from Parikia, Paros to Cape Sounio, Athens. The thousands of fans following the race through the race tracker from their electronic devises were in agony on which side will pay out, the
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In the Mix for the Aegean Rally Trophy..

PAROS Island, July 27th, 2018. Greek wind God Eolos must be mad with something and we had the 3rd consecutive leg of the 55th Aegean Rally without “meltemi” the usual 25-30 knot northern direction wind that is always present during July and August in the Aegean Sea. As such, the competing fleet had to spend
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Heads Down….

Lipsi Island, July 25th, 2018. All of us involved and competing in the 55th Aegean Rally are devastated by the National wildfire tragedy that is going on back in Eastern Attica area, since there are still hundreds of people missing. Nobody is in the mood to celebrate but we must continue to fight and be
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The Big Blue!

Amorgos Island, Greece, July 22nd, 2018. The first leg of the 55th edition of the Aegean Rally 2018 was a long 132 nautical mile southeast dive from Faliro Bay to Amorgos. It took an average of 25 hours to reach the finishing line in Katapola port in Amorgos including a magical windless Aegean night that
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Optimum and Aegean Love!

Athens, July 19th, 2018. No less than twelve Optimum Yacht Racing Team members can be found on board four yachts competing in the 55th Aegean Rally. The uniqueness of this high adrenaline sailing event is that every year in its long history, it entails a new route. This year is no different and the route
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OPTIMUM 3 up For Sale!

OPTIMUM YACHT RACING TEAM owners Nikos Lazos and Periklis Livas are keen to sell OPTIMUM 3(ex. CHESSIE RACING), the Farr 52 One Design, that they acquired back in 2003 from George Collins in USA, the last privateer that raced the VOR. She is a full carbon racing yacht built on an One Design prescription in
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We Did it Again – Is it Luck?

Kalamaki, Saturday, July 29th, 2017. We managed to win the 54th Aegean Rally 2017, like we did last year in the 53rd edition. It may sound easy but we can assure you that’s not the case. Optimum Yacht Racing Team was established in 1994 and since then we have participated every year in the Aegean
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Aegean Pressure!

Milos Island, Tuesday, July 21, 2016. The Aegean Sea lived up to its name and provided famous force 7-9 Beaufort “meltemi” winds for race 4 and 5 of the 53rd Aegean Rally. OPTIMUM 3-THENAMARIS-OPTIMISE pressed hard in the tough wind and wave conditions that reached 45 knots and up to 3 meter waves and managed
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