Twenty-five 420 Teams Compete at Athens Eurolymp
Nikolaos Mprilakis/Georgios Karadimas wrapped up the win at 2015 Athens Eurolymp, with 6 races held over three days of racing from 13-15 March. But only just, with a 1 point margin over the top placed girls team of Souzana Mpakatsia/Nikoleta Papageorgiou, who finished in second overall.
Light winds dominated the race track in the Saronic Gulf, set against the iconic backdrop of the Acropolis, with close racing each day. Dogged by light winds, sniffing out the breeze was as key as tactics around the track. Come the final day, the two leading teams were in their own race for Eurolymp glory. Mpakatsia/Papageorgiou pulled out everything to win the last race, but a third place finish to Mprilakis/Karadimas was enough to keep them on top with a point in hand.
The girls teams didn't offer any let up in pace iwth Anastasia Gkari / Vikenti Pateraki taking third overall. Of the five girls teams competing in the twenty-five boat 420 fleet at this year's Eurolymp, four of them finished in the top ten.