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Hanko Race Week

Since the introduction of the Melges 24 class in Norway the last week of June there has been racing at the Island of Hankø. For several years this has been the venue for the Norwegian National championships. Therefore it's a pleasure to see that the participant list for this edition shows 22 entries from 3 countries. 

Fraglia Vela Riva del Garda

The 3rd Melges 24 European Sailing Series event starts tomorrow, June 21st in Kiel, Germany. The 4th Melges 24 European Sailing Series event will be held on June 2-6 at the most fabulous sailing place in Europe - Lake Garda! Last entry date for the Garda event is June 30th!

South Australian Melges 24 State Titles June 7-8: "Red Mist" finally ascends at Port Lincoln in a closely fought battle

The picturesque and sheltered waters of Boston Bay on the Eyre Peninsula were the venue for the South Australian (SA) Melges 24 (M24) Fleet's SA State Titles held over the 7th/8th June weekend; Port Lincoln Yacht Club (PLYC) kindly hosting a nine boat M24 fleet as part of the PLYC's long established Frostbite Regatta. 

Melges 24 Canadian National Championship 2014

Royal Roads' reputation for wind did not disappoint. The inaugural West Coast Blackline Marine Canadian Melges 24 Championships, co-hosted June 13-15 by the Royal Victoria Yacht Club and the Canadian Forces Sailing Association, found superb racing conditions on this traditional naval anchorage just offshore Esquimalt Harbour, on the northern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Melges 24 Italian Act 2 - photo Massimo Covato

Nice fleet with 14 boats from 5 countries - ITA, CZE, GER, SUI, SLO - including 9 boats from Corinthian division have been taking part from the Italian Melges 24 ACT 2 in the Club Nautico Scarlino Yacht Club on June 13-15.

Lenny EST790, Melges 24 Finnish Championship 2014, photo by Erik Lähteenmäki

Melges 24 class Finnish Championships were held 13th-15th of June in Espoo, Finland. The title of the Finnish Champion won already for the fifth time and took the Pohjola Trophy to Estonia, to Kalev Yacht Club Lenny with Tõnu Tõniste in helm, and Maiki Saaring, Toomas Tõniste, Andres Rohtla and Tammo Otsasoo in team. 9 yachts were participating, one from Estonia and the rest from Finland.

Luna Rossa in action -  ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget_©

On Thursday, June 12 Luna Rossa Challenge released a number of videos and stories detailing their team for the 35th America’s Cup. We are proud to announce that American Bora Gulari will be among those 15 significant sailors to take part of this challenge!

Magic Marine Melges 24 European Championship 2013 - Pierrick Contin

As the summer is getting more up to speed a lot more will start to happen. Melges 24 boats were competing in various regattas around Europe during the weekend of June 6-9.

Melges24_Norway

On June 7-8 the Aker Brygge Cup was held in Oslo hosted by the Royal Norwegian Yacht Club. There was 7 Melges 24 boats competing during two days racing among other boats participating this regatta.

Storm Capital Sail Racing (NOR 751) with Stian Briseid in helm claimed the victory in style – with the series of 1-1-1-2 and total sum of 5 points they were ahead of the next boat with 8 points.

MKB Bank Melges 24 European Championship 2014 - Pierrick Contin

Dear fellow Melges24 sailors!

The fourth event of the 2014 Melges 24 European Sailing Series is approaching soon in Riva del Garda to be held on July 2-6. This event is also one of the steps of the Italian Melges24 Class Circuit of which you can find notice at the IMCA’s website and on the website of the Club Fraglia Vela Riva.