Thrilling Podium position in first Regatta of the Season!

Athens, Sunday, May 3rd, 2015, 23:00. OPTIMUM Yacht Racing Team completed the first regatta in the 2015 calendar on 3rd place in a weekend long series organized by the prestigious Yacht Club Greece (YCG). The Race Committee filed in 5 inshore races around buoys in Faliron Bay in sunny and light wind conditions from 7
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Optimum Season Opening!

Athens, Wednesday, April 29th 2014, 20:00. Winter is over, Spring arrived and Optimum Yacht Racing Team is back in business for 22nd season since 1994.  In 2015, Team Optimum will campaign one more year the all carbon Bruce Farr designed 52 footer Optimum 3 that has provided the platform for unrivaled successes to the Team.
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Toughest than ever before

Kalamaki, Sunday, October 26th 2014, 20:00. The 35th Rolex Middle Sea Race proved the toughest than all previous editions by all means.  This is a 607-mile world class offshore race and for 2014 attracted a record of 122 quality entries spread in 5 classes from 24 countries. The start gun was fired on Saturday 18th
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Palermo, Pantelleria, Lampedusa and the finish in Malta

Valetta, Malta, Thursday, October 23rd, 2014, 11:00 OPTIMUM 3-ASPIDA-SAXOBANK crossed the finishing line in Valletta, Malta on Wednesday at 18:06 under grey skies and storm force winds. “It was the toughest 24-hour period in the 46 year history of the race” said a Maltese sailor that has competed in all editions. Until now, 25 yachts
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Stromboli, Aeolian Islands and the approach to Palermo

Northeast of Palermo, Tuesday, October 21st, 2014, 12:00. Team OPTIMUM is back in contention with the leading boats in class 2 after a stellar performance by the crew during the last 36 hours. Actually, OPTIMUM 3-ASPIDA-SAXOBANK is the 7th boat in the race track out of a fleet of 122 that started on Saturday. The
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Up to the Messina Straits

Stromboli – Sunday, October 19th, 2014, 20:00. The start of the 35th Rolex Middle Sea Race got under way under perfect sunshine and blue skies. At 11:00, the slower yachts of class 5 started first, followed in 10 minute intervals by classes 4, 3, 2 and 1, a total of 122 yachts. Team Optimum monitored
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Ready to Go!

Malta, Friday, 17th October 2014, 18:00. This is it! Nine months have passed since we decided back in February that participating in the 35th Rolex Middle Sea Race was the main goal in 2014 racing season for Team Optimum. Now, we are a few hours away from the start, the boat is in great shape
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Optimum Passage

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Valletta, Malta, Monday, October 13th, 2014, 14:00. OPTIMUM 3-ASPIDA-SAXOBANK enjoyed an uneventful passage from Athens to Valletta.  Optimum crew members and guests arrived in Malta in high spirits after a 66-hour non-stop voyage under easy going conditions.  Moonlight nights and sunny days attended by light to medium strength winds allowed for 50-50 motoring and sailing. 
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Bye-Bye, see you in Malta

Kalamaki, Friday, October10th 2014, 16:00. OPTIMUM 3-ASPIDA-SAXOBANK left Kalamaki home port on her 500+ mile non-stop delivery trip to Malta.  The delivery crew of nine guys plans to arrive in Valetta, Malta at early Monday morning.   Four of them will catch the direct flight to Athens the same afternoon and the remaining guys will prepare
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Crazy Night Out

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Kalamaki, Sunday, September 28 2014, 08:00.   “Darling, it’s on the fridge door since February! On Saturday 27th September, I am going out with the Optimum guys for a 24-hour training practice prior of the race in Malta. There is no way for me to come to your friend’s wedding, sorry..!” So, all the guys showed up
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