He also wins the first place at the Athens Eurolymp in 2001 where his participation as an athlete in the Tornado category ends definitively.
At the same time, research into the design of Tornado sails begins.
In 2002 he participates and wins the first place in theNational Catamaran Championship with a Hobie Cat FX One single-handed boat, where it is his last participation as an athlete, since he stops due to professional obligations.
Having a fairly fast set of mainsails and jib on a Tornado boat that uses the second crew of the “Toronaeus” and stands out focuses more on the development of the spinnaker.
On the eve of the 2004 Olympics he manages to have the fastest spinnaker in the fleet, which is unfortunately destroyed when it is painted in the colors of the Greek Flag after the measurement. Due to the fact that its replacement with the same spinnaker is impossible, the Greek crew is forced to run in the races with the second spinnaker of another manufacturer that has already passed the measurement.
After the Olympic games, the new crew of I. Paschalidis-K. Trigonis – is created and everything starts on a new basis.
It is agreed that the crew will run exclusively with “OS3” sails and start with only the mainsail and jib pending the change of the boat’s mast, since after this change the mainsails will have to be re-designed.
In the same year, Ostria Marine Center equips the sailloft with BSG’s Sail Pack design program which you consider to be the most advanced in sail design, as well as with Aeronaut’s Plotter Cuter, a machine certified for the accuracy of repeated cutting of sails and accurate data transfer from design program.
This enables faster development in the design and manufacture of racing sails, enabling the Greek crew to star in the coming years, bringing important distinctions.