George Sakellaris and his team onboard Proteus claimed second place at the recent Maxi European Championships, the Doyle Sails-powered team narrowly missed out on the top of the podium by 0.25 of a point.
“The regatta was an excellent result for all the Doyle boats in what was a very tricky regatta, with very light winds, lots of rain and many traps and holes around the courses to get stuck in.” said Doyle Sails chief designer Richard Bouzaid, and trimmer onboard Proteus “Northstar sailed a great regatta and was well configured for the light winds that were experienced, on Proteus we had the overall lead heading into the last day but one small slip and we sailed into light winds and a huge shift, giving the eventual overall first to Northstar”
Proteus were the winners of the Maxi European Inshore series., with Doyle-powered Cannonball and Vesper rounding out the 3rd and 4th placings.
The regatta held out of Sorrento, Italy, the IMA Maxi European Championship was organised by the Circolo del Remo e della Vela Italia (CRVI) in conjunction with the IMA, with its combination of offshore, coastal and windward-leeward races, the IMA Maxi Europeans provides a complete test for competitors.
“This was a great first outing of the season for us on Proteus having not sailed since the Maxi Worlds last year, the boat is going fast so all looks good heading to the Aegean 600 in Greece in early July and then onto the Maxi Worlds in Sardinia in September.” said Bouzaid.
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