International J/24 Class Association

GREEK POLICE Leading Greece J/24 Series

June 16, 2014

The Greek J/24 Class is well on its way into their 2014 National Championship Series having completed their first event at YC Paleo Faliro this spring. With great weather, nice breeze and awesome race management by YC Paleo Faliro, the 11 teams from Athens, Crete and Thessaloniki and about 70 sailors gave major battles during the three days of racing, offering great competition and a tremendous spectacle for all the spectators watching from the shoreline. This is the spirit of the Greek J/24 class—fun in the sun! The big winner of the First Phase of the National Championship, with just 10 penalty points, was the team GREEK POLICE commanded by Alexander Tagaropoulo and crew Nick Black, Pericles Aidinidis, Yannis and Dimitris Kokkori Trap, which confirmed the title favorite winning with great ease eight of the ten races that took place. The battle was for second place, which eventually was won by the team of Eunice Altsiadi, Dimitri Vangelis and crew Mitakis, Claus Portosalte, Mano Smirli and Sotiris Kartal. They were just three points ahead of Team JMANIA with Nikos Spingou and crew Katerina Kaitatzidis, Dimitris Kolios, Menelaus Reizidi, Costas Tridimas and Alexander Michaelides. The two teams had great competition racing against one another every race, with the two finishing most races just a few seconds difference from one another. For more Greek J/24 sailing information, visit http://www.j24class.gr/.

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