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War Canoe USA841 - Pierrick Contin
August 9, 2018 - Riva del Garda, Italy - Very atypical conditions today in the Wind Factory of Garda Lake. For the penultimate day of racing of the Melges 24 European Championship, the Race Committee chaired by PRO Hank Stuart called the fleet out on the water perfectly on time at 1pm. All at a sudden, while they were setting the race course, the weather conditions over the Western shore of the Lake changed dramatically and a strong wind called Ponale, from the North West, started to blow with gusts over 30 knots.
Melges 24 Europeans 2018 - Pierrick Contin
August 8, 2018 - Riva del Garda, Italy - It was eventually a long and beautiful sailing day today for the seventy-two crews that are competing in Riva del Garda for the Melges 24 European Championship. After the four races held in the first two days, the participants have finally been able to benefit from a consistent and steady Ora wind, which allowed the Race Committee, chaired by the American Hank Stuart, to complete three regattas, the maximum allowed by the Notice of Race for each day of racing.
2018 Melges 24 European Championship
August 7, 2018 - Riva del Garda, Italy - "The day has been more than positive, almost perfect for Arkanoè by Montura": this is the comment of Karlo Hmeljak, tactician on board of Arkanoè by Montura by owner and helmsman Sergio Caramel, after the second day of racing at Riva del Garda for the 2018 Melges 24 European Championship. 
 
2018 Melges 24 Europeans Riva - Pierrick Contin
August 6, 2018 - Riva del Garda, Italy - Garda Lake confirms itself as a must-go place for the Melges 24 fleet. In 2012, a record World Championship was hosted in Torbole: at the end of that event, Gullisara by Pino Comerio with the well-known tandem Fracassoli-Fonda at helm at tactics affirmed itself as World Champion over a fleet of 127 boats.
 
2018 Melges 24 Europeans Riva
July 28, 2018 - Riva del Garda, Italy - Melges 24 International Class most prestigious 2018 event in Europe - Melges 24 European Championship - begins in exactly one week. The event will be hosted by the Event Factory - Fraglia Vela Riva in cooperation with the International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA) and the Italian Melges 24 Class Association from August 3rd to 10th.
Melges 24 US Nationals 2017

July 17, 2018 - Belvedere, CA, USA - The U.S. Melges 24 Class Association (USM24CA) is supercharged about the forthcoming U.S. National Championship, title sponsored by Diversified and organized by The San Francisco Yacht Club in Belvedere, CA taking place on September 7-9, 2018. Three days of highly-competitive racing on San Francisco Bay is scheduled with the entry list building fast.

Melges 24 UK Nationals 2018

July 10, 2018 - Havenports Yacht Club, UK - The Melges 24 UK Nationals were sailed on Dovercourt Bay from the Haven Ports Yacht Club on the East Coast on July 7-8. In total of 8 boats were participating and 7 races were completed to find out the Melges 24 UK Champion 2018. 

Wardance - Peter Bergendahl - NYYC One Design 2018 - Paul Todd

July 2, 2018 - New York, USA - With 59 boats spread across three competitive one-design classes, the New York Yacht Club One-Design Regatta has earned a place on the summer calendar in just its second year. The wind played possum for much of the weekend, but the New York Yacht Club Race Committee earned strong reviews for getting in four races for each of the classes.

Maidollis ITA854 - Torbole 2018
July 1, 2018 - Torbole, Italy- There is only room for Maidollis in Torbole, North Lake Garda: after three days of racing and a full series of nine regattas, the 2017 World Champions led by owner Gian Luca Perego and with the duet Fracassoli-Fonda at helm and tactics reached the highest step of the podium, with an impressive scoreline (1-5-3-1-1-1-1-1-DNS) and with one race to spare.
 
Maidollis ITA854 - Torbole 2018
June 30, 2018 - Torbole, Italy- The deep knowledge of the race course of Northern Garda Lake pays off for the crew of Maidollis ITA854 so that, after having reached the top of the standings after the races of yesterday, today has been protagonist of three more amazing performances and scored three bullets in a row, strongly affirming itself as the leader of the provisional ranking and as a boat of the day.