TEAM EXLence

We are TEAM EXLence. We get together for the thrill of the race, or we spend time together for exchanging ideas and learn from each other. Sometimes we think together as One.

WE REALLY ENJOYED IT; “49TH ANDROS INT’L REGATTA – 2016”, FRI./MON. JUNE 17-20

WE REALLY ENJOYED IT; “49TH ANDROS INT’L REGATTA – 2016”, FRI./MON. JUNE 17-20

This race was part of a racing series together with the “YCG Week” that we had raced the week before. And the “Liberty Regatta” scheduled for Sunday the 19th. On Friday June 17, we left Voula with a 35-minute delay due to the low wind. The emerging light breeze carried us up to Cape Sounio off the overlooking Temple of Poseidon, with the entire fleet behind us. There…

read more
“GOUROUNOPOULO(???) – 2015” WED. OCT. 28

“GOUROUNOPOULO(???) – 2015” WED. OCT. 28

Races are normally named after the area or the destination they are associated with, or the type of boats, or after some famous name, or any other crazy idea; but “Little Pig”?

Oh yes, by the way, we won 2nd place.

read more
“SPETSES CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA – 2015”, THU./SUN. JUNE 18-21

“SPETSES CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA – 2015”, THU./SUN. JUNE 18-21

Winning first place on this first race of the SCYR 2015 was the best reward for The TEAM, after a long and hard worked day out on the water.

Although disappointed with the way the Day 4 results turned out, being 2nd to the world renown “SAVANNAH” and ahead of “BACCARA”, which has set several time records for the Atlantic crossing, makes us proud and eager to come back next year, stronger.

read more
THE FEAST OF EPIPHANY – THE FEAST OF LIGHTS 2014 , MON. JAN. 6

THE FEAST OF EPIPHANY – THE FEAST OF LIGHTS 2014 , MON. JAN. 6

On the stroke of January 6th, the “twelve days” of Christmas officially come to an end. This day, takes on a special meaning in Greece. Here, there is a special ceremony of blessing the waters and of the vessels that ply them. The crew of the MELX II following tradition took part in this year’s celebrations of Epiphany. On the same day we had the Award Ceremony of the Yacht Club of Greece 2013 Winter Trophy which was captured by the TEAM EXLence in a much-celebrated victory.

read more
WE DOMINATED BUT… – “SALAMINOS – 2013”, SUN. NOV. 24

WE DOMINATED BUT… – “SALAMINOS – 2013”, SUN. NOV. 24

We dominated but we did not have to put up a fight. As you move closer towards the end of the season the risk for damages increases; the boats are getting overworked, some maintenance is getting overlooked and fatigue is obvious on the crews. At the same time everyone wants the extra victory, one last trophy for the year.

read more
CLOSER TO DOMINANCE! – “LAGOUSES – 2013”, SUN. NOV. 17

CLOSER TO DOMINANCE! – “LAGOUSES – 2013”, SUN. NOV. 17

Another race, another victory for TEAM EXLence, in the 2013 Winter Trophy Heat #3; the Lagouses race. Sunday November 17, as the morning broke the day looked real promising for well seasoned sailors who worth their salt; ideal weather conditions in the Faliro Cove, the wind from the North ever changing between 320 to 20 degrees at a speed from 8 to 18 knots! Is this a sailor’s paradise, or what?

read more
3RD (THE SPINNAKER!!) – “OKTO “8” – 2013″, SUN. NOV. 10

3RD (THE SPINNAKER!!) – “OKTO “8” – 2013″, SUN. NOV. 10

Having won (with a difference) St. George’s race, the 2013 Winter Trophy Heat #1, the challenge for TEAM EXLence was to stay at the top in the 2nd Heat of the Trophy, the offshore type “8” race Faliro-Lagouses-Stachtoroi-Lagouses-Faliro of 35nm. MELX II started at the head of the race along with the big boats and after a while the fleet split with half of the boats sailing towards Hadjikyriakio and the rest to the south on a port tack…(but then, the spinnaker!!)

read more
AUGUST IS FOR AUGMENTING…

AUGUST IS FOR AUGMENTING…

Not enough to look good in the water, she is an all around real beauty!
It’s that time of the year, August, out with the old in with the new, some make up, a new coat, back to the sea.
She feels smoother now and she looks great, both in the water and on scoreboards too.

read more
HOME TEAM WINS! – “YCG – 2013”, FRI./SUN. JUNE 21-23

HOME TEAM WINS! – “YCG – 2013”, FRI./SUN. JUNE 21-23

Now was the time for the team to rise up and come together. For the Skipper and the Crew to show their Class. There was no way to let our competitors win the race of our own Club.We scored one 1st position and one 2nd, same as the first day, in order to win 1st place in our class. All in all, winning is a state of mind… …and a good reason to celebrate.

read more
THE DIFFERENCE OF 1″ ! – “PATROKLOS – 2013”, SAT./SUN. MAY 25-26

THE DIFFERENCE OF 1″ ! – “PATROKLOS – 2013”, SAT./SUN. MAY 25-26

Nonetheless, the official results did not do justice to our impeccable performance. In spite of beating all the larger boats and the well put together teams we dropped to the 3rd place of the ORCi class, only to lose to the smaller “J-24”s due to a sudden drop of wind as well as their superior certificates which they were taken to their advantage.

read more
Time For Teamwork ! – “4th H.O.R.C. CUP – 2013”, SAT./SUN. May 18-19

Time For Teamwork ! – “4th H.O.R.C. CUP – 2013”, SAT./SUN. May 18-19

Offshore racing is all about teamwork but in windward-leeward courses is where teams need to prove that they are worth their salt. Over the weekend of May 18-19, 2013 up to three races were scheduled in a back and forth course for the 4th H.O.R.C. CUP. For the most part the weather was from the south with the wind no more than 12 knots as our instruments on MELX II peaked late Sunday afternoon.

read more
ONCE MORE ON THE TOP! – “1ST OF MAY CUP – 2013”, SAT. MAY 7

ONCE MORE ON THE TOP! – “1ST OF MAY CUP – 2013”, SAT. MAY 7

The race started in Vouliagmeni at the mouth of the Cove with the first leg towards the rocky shores of the Fleva Island. Performing to our best we managed to cross the line before time expired with the rest of the fleet behind us. Unfortunately only a few meters away, Aeolus the ancient Greek god of winds, decided to pull a trick on us, bringing MELX II to a stand still for those few but extremely crucial minutes.

read more
THE FIRST RACE OF THE YEAR – SUN. MARCH 31, 2013

THE FIRST RACE OF THE YEAR – SUN. MARCH 31, 2013

“John I. Karapetis Memorial Race” organized by the “Delfinarium N.C.” was the first race of the year for TEAM EXLence and MELX II. The race started at 11:00 on Sunday morning March 31, from Faliro to Cape Tourlos, NE of Aegina Island and back.

read more
Share This