Kika Sweeps J/24 Giza Cup

This past weekend, a fleet of seven J/24s sailed in the beautiful waters on the Bay of Pantanassas, just off the famous island of Crete in the Mediterranean. The Gazi Cup Regatta is the second event in the Pan-Hellenic series that is organized by YC Gazi-Crete. The fleet was treated to simply classic Med-sailing conditions with north-northeast winds all weekend long with sunshine. Saturday’s sailing saw idyllic NE 8-12 knot wind with four races sailed from 1300 to 1700 hrs. Sunday was no different, in fact, nearly “postcard perfect” sailing and a repeat of Saturday’s wind but a bit more breeze. After the eight races were completed over the two days, the final rankings for the teams were as follows: First – Kika skippered by Angel Psomopoulos and crew of John Pachaki, Christina Garaki, John Voulgaris and John Dialektaki. Second – Minoan Spirit sailed by Mars Pallikaris and crew of Nikos Kampitakis, Nikos Petroulaki and Karyotakis Stavrakakis. Third- Simera sailed by George Lyroni and crew George Makridakis, Peace Syngelakis, Stella Lenakaki and Katerina Maragaki. For more J/24 Class Greece sailing information, visit

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