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LAVRIO, GREECE – The teams coming into the finish at Cape Sounio today in Day 4 of the AEGEAN 600 spoke of strong breeze-on conditions last night and today on their final approach to the Attican coast. The famous Aegean Meltemi delivered northwesterly winds at 20 to 40 knots in the final several hours of the race, which at beam reaching angles made for exhilarating high-speed sailing last night and through the daylight hours as well. This breeze is expected to persist through tonight and tomorrow as well. At 20:00 local time, 8 teams had crossed the finish line, with the next finisher 22 miles out making their last island rounding at the north end of Kea. In the total fleet of 39 teams, 23 remain on the course racing for the finish, while several had dropped out at various stages on the course. In fact, the skipper of one of...

AEGEAN 600 Day 4 race analysis video, presented by Dobbs Davis, technical editor at Seahorse Magazine. We are pleased to have as a guest Peter Gustafson of SWE, whose team on his J/111 Blur finished just inside 4 full days around the course. Peter shares insights on how they pushed their 36-footer around a complex course through numerous changes in conditions, varying from 0 to nearly 40 knots, and still managing to finish first in ORC Division 2 and second overall. ...

Η διαδρομή του «AEGEAN 600» και οι ομορφιές του Αιγαίου Πελάγους εντυπωσίασαν τους ξένους ιστιοπλόους που παίρνουν μέρος στη διοργάνωση. Τα πληρώματα που έχουν ήδη τερματίσει μίλησαν με ενθουσιασμό για τον αγώνα και ζήτησαν πληροφορίες για το επόμενο «AEGEAN 600» προκειμένου να το συμπεριλάβουν στο ιστιοπλοϊκό πρόγραμμά τους. Τα μεγάλα σκάφη ολοκλήρωσαν γρήγορα την ιστιοδρομία των 600 ναυτικών μιλίων και βρίσκονται στον χώρο ελλιμενισμού της «Olympic Marine». Οι ιστιοπλόοι, κατά την άφιξή τους, εκφράστηκαν με ενθουσιασμό για τη διαδρομή, τις ιδιαίτερες ιστιοπλοϊκές συνθήκες που συνάντησαν και επισήμαναν ότι είναι ένας αγώνας που αναμένεται να γράψει ιστορία. «Πρόκειται για μία καταπληκτική διοργάνωση. Η διαδρομή είναι εξαιρετική. Φανταστική ρεγκάτα. Είχε πολλές προκλήσεις. Συναντήσαμε χαμηλής έντασης ανέμους αλλά και δυνατούς. Τα νησιά είναι πανέμορφα. Σε αυτή τη διαδρομή δεν βαριέσαι ποτέ. Έχει τις δυνατότητες για να γίνει η καλύτερη ρεγκάτα της Μεσογείου. Θα ξανάρθουμε σίγουρα», δήλωσε ο Πλασίντο Αράνγκο, ιδιοκτήτης του ισπανικού «Libelula», ενός πανέμορφου...

AEGEAN 600 Day 3 race analysis video, presented by Dobbs Davis, technical editor at Seahorse Magazine. The first finisher’s track and tactics are discussed, and the YB tracker software is used to discuss other key points on the race course, the weather for the next 24 hours, and a side discussion on Scoring models and how they are used to generate corrected time results. ...

LAVRIO, GREECE – At 14:10 local time today, Carlo Alessandro Puri Egri’s Atalanta II from Italy crossed the finish line at Cape Sounio six minutes short of exactly three days before they started the inaugural edition of the AEGEAN 600 on Sunday. The flat black 70-foot Farr/Felci design led the fleet nearly the entire race, sailing 653 actual miles on the 605-mile course for an average speed of just over 9.0 knots. “This new race was fantastic, it has met my expectations,” declared skipper Francesco de Angelis, a veteran of numerous other offshore races as well as the America’s Cup. “I knew this would be a difficult course with many turns and many changes to keep us challenged. We saw everything from no wind to 28 knots, from drifting to reefing, and throughout we worked hard at keeping the boat moving at her best while also navigating carefully. The weather was...