OPTIMUM Line-up for the 51st Aegean Rally.

Athens, Wednesday July 16th 2014, 15:00.

We are proud to present the OPTIMUM 3-ASPIDA-SAXOBANK  crew for the 51st Aegean Rally and the 20th that Optimum Yacht Racing Team will compete since 1994.  Among the 15 member crew, one can count more than 100 participations in the Aegean Rally, and about 50 podium positions.  Skippers Pericles Livas and Nikos Lazos will be accompanied by Alexander Maroungas, George Chatzigeorgiou and Yorgos Eliopoulos at the bow dept, Nikos Apostolakis and Giannis Kapos at the pit, trimmers Alexis Chrysochoides, Gerasimos Petratos, Manolis Markogiannakis assisted by grinders George Kyragiannis, George Belesis, Panos Moraitis and Antoine Drilias and guided by navigator Manos Roudas. Lambros Nakis and Alexandros Sofroniadis will be on stand-by mode back in home base in Athens in case of need of a replacement.

“We are happy with the crew line-up for the 51st edition of the Rally, and we look forward for some rewarding sailing.  The guys worked hard to prepare OPTIMUM 3 for another go in the Aegean Rally investing most of their free time the last 20 days.  We expect some serious boat to boat competition from the new 52-footer BULLET that was added in the Greek fleet this year and the a lot more competition from the rest of the competitors for overall victory on handicap.  The support and care that our sponsors ASPIDA Maritime Security and SAXOBANK have been providing since the season started have created a great pulse in our Team and we are eager to give a serious fight for the podium”, commented our skippers a while ago, just after the press conference for the 51st Aegean Rally that took place in the premises of the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club in Mikrolimano, Piraeus.

The race starts on Friday 18th at 18:00, and the first race out of five will take the fleet from Faliron Bay to Milos Island.  Stay tuned…