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Nautical triumph! Maltese team ARTIE III dominates at Aegean 600 sailing race in Greece
The teams covered 600 nautical miles across the Aegean Sea over 3 days

Francesca Vella

The local team called ARTIE III achieved brilliant results at the international Aegean 600 sailing race, with first place in the ‘IRC Two’ division (which stands for ‘International Rating Certificate’) and second place IRC Overall, ORC Class 1 and ORC Overall (Offshore Racing Congress). The race began on 7th July, and the first teams began to cross the finish line in the early morning today.

One of the co-skippers Lee Satariano described the race as “a fast, wet race with not much rest” highlighting the challenges and intensity faced by the crew as they navigated the seas.

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In fact, the Aegean 600 is one of the most challenging offshore races, spanning 600 nautical miles of non-stop sailing. It is organised in Greece by the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club, held annually since 1964, with a route that circles the Aegean Sea, culminating at the Temple of Poseidon.

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The Artie III crew consists of Lee Satariano and Christian Ripard as co-skippers, Justin Busuttil, Nicky Fenech, Tim Davis, Simon De Gendt, Koen De Smedt, Jake Satariano and Toon Van Caneghem.

Congratulations to the ARTIE III crew for such fantastic results!

10th July 2024


Francesca Vella
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Francesca Vella
Francesca has always felt most at home in a cinema or theatre, particularly if musicals are involved. She loves to read, write, and share about her experiences of both the fictional and the real world.

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