MKB Bank Melges 24 European Championship 2014

The second day of racing at the MKB Bank Melges 24 European Championship 2014 on Lake Balaton saw two more races sailed in bright sunshine but light and flukey winds.

Both races took place in the afternoon after the race committee wisely held the fleet ashore in the morning awaiting the arrival of enough wind to race fairly. Around 1300 the race committees’ patience was rewarded when a 10 knot southerly breeze materialised and racing could get under way.

MKB Bank Melges 24 Europeans - Day 2 Gets Underway And Day 1 Video Now Online

Good morning from day two of the MKB Bank Melges 24 European Championship in Balatonfured, Hungary.  Its gloriously sunny but the wind is quite light so there is a postponement to the start time at the moment.  The Race Committee is heading out on the water and are hoping they may be able to start racing at around 13.00 local time.  As soon as we have some action you will be able to keep up with all the latest news from Justin Chisholm's blog on the Event Website.  In the meantime here is the day one video from Zerogradinord to keep you entertained!

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The sixty-two crews competing at the MKB Bank Melges 24 European Championship 2014 had a challenging first day of racing on Lake Balaton in Hungary today with two races completed in light, shifty and hard to predict breezes.

With the winds getting lighter and the shifts harder to read as the day went on, consistency was a rare commodity throughout the fleet.

Welcome to day one of the MKB Bank Melges 24 European Championship in Balatonfured on Hungary's Lake Balaton.  After two days of wet and windy weather we finally have glorious sun and a moderate breeze.  The fleet are on the water with up to three races scheduled and you can follow the action as it happens with Justin Chisholm's live updates over on the event website.  Later on we will have sailing photos from Pierrick Contin and video from Zerogradinord, also at the event website.

03 May 2014 - Balatonfüred, Hungary. Sixty-two yacht racing teams have congregated at the MKB Bank Sailing Club on Hungary's Lake Balaton this weekend for the MKB Bank Melges 24 European Championship 2014 which runs from May 2 - 9.

Eighteen nations are represented: Austria (4), Czech Republic (2), Denmark (8), Estonia (2), Finland (2), France (2), Great Britain (2), Germany (7), Hungary (12), Italy (5), Liechtenstein (1), Netherlands (1), Norway (3), Slovenia (1), Switzerland (2), Slovak Republic (1), Sweden (4), Ukraine (3).

Gill Race Team Claimed the Victory at the MVM Melges 24 Spring Regatta

The MVM Melges24 Spring Regatta 2014 which was also the pre-race for the 2014 Europeans ended successfully on April 27 after completing five beautiful races on the Lake Balaton with the victory of the British Gill Race Team helmed by Geoff Carveth, representing the Royal Ocean Yachting Association. The second place went to the Estonian team Lenny  helmed by Tõnu Tõniste and the third place to the Hungarian Nonderemai Team with Pomucz Tamás in helm.

MVM Melges24 Spring Regatta

Twelve boats including three foreign boats were on the starting line of the MVM Melges24 Spring Regatta, the pre-race of the Melges 24 European Championship 2014 on the Lake Balaton competition organized by the Sports Association of MVM on April 26-27.

Racing took place in 5-8 knots of steady wind with a little cloudiness in the morning, however in the afternoon the sailors could enjoy the real spring while the water of the lake was azure-coloured and was glimmering in the sun.

2015 Key West Race Week Dates Confirmed

Key West, Florida Keys -- Classes and sailors from across the country and around the world already have Quantum Key West 2015 on the winter calendars. Boats ranging is size from 23 to 72 feet will compete in the waters off America's southernmost city during the 28th edition of Key West Race Week, scheduled for January 18-23.

Monsoon - Winner of Melges 24 Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week

Congratulations are in full order for Melges 24 Charleston Race Week Champion — Bruce Ayres and his Monsoon team of Mike Buckley, Jeff Reynolds, Brent Rhune and Jessica Koenig. After three days and seven races, never once did Ayres relinquish his overall lead. 

Local favorite Guy Mossman on Battle Rhythm fought hard and proud, submitting only one of two single-digit scorelines in the fleet to finish second overall.