Winning Ways!

Alimos Marina, Monday, June 6, 2016

Following a 2nd place in Posidonia Cup, OPTIMUM 3-THENAMARIS-OPTIMISE participated in the “24th Y.C.G Sailing Week” in memory of Mr.John (Big John) Goulandris that recently passed away. The Race Committee of Yacht Club Greece managed to slot five Windward/Leeward races over the weekend, two on Saturday and three on Sunday. Most if not all off the yacht teams from Greece planning to compete in the European Championships in July attended the YCG regatta as an important training platform. OPTIMUM Yacht Racing Team sponsored by THENAMARIS and OPTIMISE did not miss the opportunity, battled hard and posted an almost perfect podium scoreline of 3, 2, 2, 8, 2 in the 5-race series. As such, Team OPTIMUM bagged another podium finish in 3rd and has a good measure of the competition it has to face for the remaining 2016 season.

“It was very competitive out there this weekend. OPTIMUM 3-THENAMARIS-OPTIMISE proved her “winning ways” and had podium results in all races but one. We have achieved a good level in all segments of our racing. We start consistently well, we have good line speed, our angles to the wind allow us to have tactical choices, our crew work gets better and better and most importantly we are in fighting mode and enjoy ourselves all the way to the wire. In the long debriefing we had after, we identified areas of further improvement and we all feel comfortable that we can remain in the medal area. As long as we are up there, we may get our share of different colors and the OPTIMUM guys right now are looking up to the top and plan to climax when it matters most”, says long-time OPTIMUM pitman Nikos Apostolakis.

The line-up on board OPTIMUM 3–THENAMARIS-OPTIMISE for the “24th YCG Sailing Week” was Gary Gabri, George Hatzigeorgiou, Nikos Apostolakis, George Eliopoulos, Alexis Chrysochoides, Manolis Markogiannakis, Patroklos Tachtatzis, Costas Makridis, Manos Maganiaris, Thanos Papasideris, Manos Roudas, George Kyragiannis, Lambros Nakis, Periklis Livas, Nikos Lazos and Charris Mavrogeorgis.

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