Congratulations to Alec Cutler and his crew aboard Hedgehog for winning not only the Melges 24 Class, but also the Overall Trophy at last weekend's Sperry Top-Sider Seattle NOOD, the fourth event in this year's North American Ranking. Check out this great interview with Alec.
Keep up with all the latest news from this weekend's Sperry Top-Sider Seattle NOOD, the fourth event in the 2013 Melges 24 North American Ranking, where 16 top Melges 24 teams will vie for podium positions. The Pacific North West Melges 24 group has gone from strength to strength in the past few years and this weekend's event will give the teams a chance to test their metal as a fleet and prepare for the forthcoming Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 World Championship in San Francisco (30 September to 5 October).
After two beutyful sailing day the wind and the weather became even better on Sunday for the last race of the MVM Balaton Melges 24 Regata. 20-25 knots of southwest wind with bright sunshine made it possible to finish the first event of the European Sailing Series perfectly.
On the second day of the MVM Balaton Melges 24 Regatta, the inaugural event of new European Sailing Series, the race committee led by Gert Schmidleitner made the best of the nearly perfect weather conditions so the fleet could sail four nice races. 15 to 20 knots of southwest wind was blowing all day in a slightly tricky manner as is usual on lakes.