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Franz Rocks Christoph Skolaut

June 10, 2016 – Attersee, Austria – The first day on Lake Attersee was sunny and beautiful but somewhat teasing the sailors eager to race at the second event of the 2016 Melges 24 European Sailing Series hosted by the Segelclub Kammersee. Despite of lacking the wind since the midday one race was manageable to execute late in the afternoon. Local sailor Christoph Skolaut with his team on Franz Rocks was rocking the boat being the first one getting over the finishing line in very tricky conditions.

Segelclub Kammersee Austria

June 9th, 2016 – Attersee, Austria – Melges 24 sailing season started with the first event of the 2016 Melges 24 European Sailing Series in friendly and wonderful Portoroz, Slovenia in the beginning of April and is in full swing in Europe by now.

NOR 2016 Melges 24 Storm Capital Sail Racing

8th June, 2016 - Stavanger, Norway -  2016 Open Melges 24 Norwegian Championship was hosted by Gandsfjord Yacht Club supported by Yacht Club 1928 (Stavanger) with base in Hinna Park, Stavanger this weekend, in fantastic summer condition from Thursday to Sunday. 22 boats made the trip from Trondheim, Bergen, Stord, Farsund, Kristiansand, Larvik, Tønsberg, Oslo, Sweden and Germany. Total of three nations and 14 Norwegian Yacht Clubs represented shows that the Melges 24 class is strong all over the Norway and going strong in Scandinavia.

Spanish Fly Melges 24 Richard Reid

7th June, 2016 - Kelowna, BC, Canada - Save $100 and register for the Land Rover Kelowna Melges 24 Canadian National Championship before the June 10th! Richard Reid’s Melges 24 Zingara crew got more than they bargained for when 2 fish landed in their boat at the Miami Melges 24 Invitational last year - the ‘test event’ for this year’s Melges 24 Worlds November 26th to December 3rd, 2016!

Marinepool Confirmed As Title Sponsor Of The 2016 Marinepool Melges 24 Europeans

7th June 2016 - Hyères, France - In three months time the International Melges 24 fleet will gather in Hyeres, France, to prepare for its 2016 European Championship and lining up to support the event as title sponsor is sailing clothing and marine fashion specialist Marinepool.  
 

Arkanoe Aleali by Montur

May 30, 2016 - Chioggia, Italy - 2016 edition of the ORC Sportboat European Championship held in Chioggia, Italy featured four days of racing in winds that varied from light to moderate, and in 8 windward-leeward courses and one 22-mile coastal race, the Mind the Gap team from Italy dominated the fleet of 40 boats from six countries, winning every race but one.

Melges 24 US POD 2016 - Jan's Marine Photography

May 25, 2016 - Seattle, U.S.A. - The Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle was host of the Pacific Northwest One Design (POD) Regatta where several new Melges 24 teams came together for some exceptional Spring sailing.

Lenny Wins the First Event of the Finnish-Estonian Ranking 2016

May 24, 2016 - Lahti, Finland - The  first event of the 2016 Melges 24 Finnish-Estonian Ranking was held in Lahti, Finland during the weekend of May 21-22. Lenny from Estonia helmed by Tõnu Tõniste mastered the first ranking event in great style  dominating the tricky winds getting five bullets out of five.

ITA 2016 Melges 24 Act 2 Malcesine Fabrizio Prandini

May 23, 2016 - Malcesine, Italy - On the weekend of May 20-22 Fraglia Vela Malcesine on lake Garda hosted the Act 2 of the Melges 24 Italian Series. After the first event in Portoroz, Slovenia the fleet was back in Italy to collect the points for the series. Gian Luca Perego's Maidollis ITA822 with Carlo Fracassoli helming took the highest position on the podium at the end of the regatta.

Sailors Survey 2016

May 16, 2016 - IM24CA - Summer 2016 and the high season for the Melges 24 is just about to start in Europe. The International Melges 24 Class Association has always been the leading one-design keel boat class in the world and is going stronger than ever before. To keep up with the pace, we would like know anonymously more on YOU as a Melges 24 sailor. This survey is really easy and takes max 1.5 minutes of your time.