2022-05-20 | LALIZAS becomes the first supporter of Optimum Sailing Academy (O.S.A.) initiative!
LALIZAS proudly announces its collaboration with Optimum Sailing Academy of N.C. Kalamaki, with the aim to introduce the Offshore Sailing to the young and rising generation.
The founder and CEO of LALIZAS, Mr. Stavros Lalizas, and the co-Principal of O.S.A., Mr. Periklis Livas, have known each other since the early 1980s through sailing.
LALIZAS during its 40-year journey in the maritime industry, has been by the side of the Optimum team, providing them with lifesaving equipment since its foundation, back in 1994.
In fact, many LALIZAS products have been tested over the years by the Optimum team in difficult racing conditions, such as the stormy 2004 ROLEX Middle Sea Race, where Optimum 3 became the first Greek entry to win a 600-mile classic sailing race in both IRC and ORC handicap.
"At LALIZAS we are passionate about our work and have identified the same passion for excellence and growth in the Optimum team. We discovered the O.S.A. initiative when they needed our premium safety equipment for their three brand new Dehler 30 ods. We learned more about what they do and decided to be the first to support O.S.A., as we strongly believe that introducing the sea into one's life has extremely positive results," said Mr. Iasonas Lalizas, Marketing and Communications Manager.
"We, as Team Optimum, are pleased and grateful both for our nearly three-decade-long partnership with LALIZAS and for being our first supporter of the O.S.A. initiative. In addition to the state-of-the-art O.S.A. boats fully equipped with LALIZAS safety equipment, LALIZAS partners will have the opportunity to get out to sea for fun and team bonding activities, even hard races. Moreover, LALIZAS through O.S.A. will provide scholarships to talented young sailors who want to embrace the Offshore racing and chase their dreams," shares Mr. Periklis Livas.
LALIZAS safety equipment will ensure O.S.A. students' safety at sea!