ANDREADIS And The Sailing Week Triumphant
Action from Porto Carras
©Thessaloniki Offshore Racing Club
North Aegean International Sailing Week 2007
Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece
Meliti V with George ANDREADIS (GRE) at the helm had its first great success against strong competition in the IRC class at the North Aegean International Sailing Week. The new boat of the ISAF Vice-President took the most sought-after prize in Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece - the John Carras Perpetual Cup, awarded for the first time in 1981 by the esteemed sailing enthusiast John CARRAS.
ANDREADIS was delighted with victory, 'We have a new boat, we were fast - we didn't change our crew. We enjoyed the sailing and the competition. I believe that the event will have continued success,'
The event brought together the best of all boats and crews from Greek seas and beyond and with its exceptional race management and sailing conditions provided all the necessary elements for a competition of international status.
The seventh and final race, a 15nm windward-leeward-triangle Course that was weighted slightly more than the other courses to provide a little suspense toward the end brought no surprises - just a fine display of technique and crew coordination but no significant position changes.
In the IMS class the Bulgarian boat Petra was unbeatable holding the lead for most of the week and remaining on top after a superb performance in the seventh race. The Ionia came in third in the IMS class and in second was the De Mar a Mar that made an impressive appearance early in the week and came on strong in the final race to take first place.
The Closing Ceremony was held in the Olympic Hall of Porto Carras Grand Resort before of huge crowd of enthusiastic sailors and guests that in short could be described as a celebration of sailing.