Photographer Sharon Green, in her newly released coffee table book 30 Years of Ultimate Sailing, sought out the leaders in the sport to share their Ultimate Sailing moments. Here Buddy Melges provides his…
Melges 24 World Championship 2015 will take place on June 30 until July 5, hosted by Match Racing Denmark in co-operation with the Danish Melges 24 Class Association and IMCA in Middelfart, Denmark. Already forty-seven teams from ten countries have registered to race while there are 256 days to go.
The 2014 Melges 24 Fall Championship took place in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin on October 3-5 with Brian Porter’s Full Throttle taking top honors. Seattle’s Kevin Welch on Mikey took second, while long-time Melges 24 owner John Schumacher’s Muskegon claimed third.
The 11th edition of the Lino Favini Cup (Coppa Lino Favini), which was considered also Melges 24 Swiss Open Championship 2014 and Italian Melges 24 Series Act was held on the waters of Lake Maggiore off Luino on October 10-12. At stake was the trophy what like in last year, was achieved by a local crew, Franco Rossini’s Blu Moon with Flavio Favini in helm, who was happy to race in the competition dedicated to his father.
Lino Favini Cup considered also as Melges 24 Swiss Open Championship 2014 and Italian Melges 24 Series Act 5 will be held by the Associazione Velica Alto Verbano in Luino on the Lake Maggiore on October 10-12, 2014.
September 29, 2014 – Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2014 got a spectacular conclusion in Medemblik, the Netherlands on September 19-21. The series opened in Portorož, Slovenia in March and featured five regattas including MKB Bank Melges 24 European Championships on the Lake Balaton in May, Kiel Week in June, Italian Melges 24 Act 3 in Riva del Garda in July and the Dutch Open Championships in Medemblik.
September 21, Medemblik, Holland – During three days, with 21 teams from Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Ukraine and Italy seven races were sailed in very various conditions - very light and sunny on Friday, then gray changing to sunny and more windy on Saturday and finally strong wind of 24 knots with gusts of 28 knots on Sunday.
September 20, Medemblik, Holland – By the end of a long day spent between waiting for a breeze to sail and the darkness in the evening, three races were completed at the Dutch Open Championships, which is considered as the final stage of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2014.
September 19, Medemblik, Holland – The first day of the Dutch Open Championships 2014, which is considered as the final stage of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2014, welcomed the fleet of 19 boats from eight countries: Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Ukraine and Italy.