Faliron Bay, Friday, June 3, 2016.
We just completed our participation in the 8th Posidonia Cup, a unique biannual race organized by the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (H.O.R.C.). This 15-mile coastal race takes place always on the Friday before the opening of Posidonia Exhibition, the world’s top exhibition for the Shipping Industry. To participate in the race you need to be an exhibitor or somehow associated with the exhibition. OPTIMUM Yacht Racing Team not only competed since sponsors THENAMARIS and OPTIMISE are leading companies in shipping but also managed a podium position, posting a 2nd place in the performance division(ORCi). On board OPTIMUM 3–THENAMARIS-OPTIMISE we had guests from THENAMARIS and OPTIMISE performing along the regular crew, and enjoying the final result after all the thrills and spills of the glorious and sunny race day.
“I felt really fascinated to experience a whole race on board OPTIMUM 3-THENAMARIS-OPTIMISE, and I can tell you it was thrilling all the way from start to finish. The Team Optimum guys, made us all feel comfortable with the crew work required and gave us the chance to really pull the ropes and be part of the great result we managed to score. We fought neck n’ neck with the other 52-footer and I was impressed with the concentration needed to move OPTIMUM 3 fast all the way around the track. It was a learning experience and I feel lucky for the opportunity to sail with Team OPTIMUM”, says with great enthusiasm Ben Goodhead, CEO of Thenamaris LNG Inc.
For the Posidonia Cup, on board OPTIMUM 3–THENAMARIS-OPTIMISE were Gary Gabri, Stratis Tsamparlis, George Hatzigeorgiou, Nikos Apostolakis, Alexis Chrysochoides, Manolis Markogiannakis, Patroklos Tachtatzis, Lambros Nakis, Periklis Livas, Nikos Lazos, Charris Mavrogeorgis assisted by guests Ben Goodhead, Roger Harrison, Iason Hatzakis and Christina Pouliadis.