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Blu Moon Claims European Title With A Race To Sail

It's Blu Moon (Boat of the Day thanks to 11-1-1) who wins the Magic Marine Melges 24 European Championship, an event organized by the Royal Yacht Club Hollandia in collaboration with the International Melges 24 Class Association, with a day to spare.

The Hunt For Blu Moon Is On After Day 3 At The Magic Marine Melges 24 European Championship 2013

After two days of strong wind and breathtaking surfing, the protagonists of the Magic Marine Melges 24 European Championship have had to deal with conditions less spectacular and fun but very complicated from a tactical point of view.

Great video from last night's Melges 24 Rocks - Celebrating 20 Amazing Years Party at the Brakeboer in Medemblik. Check out IMCA Regatta Coordinator Hank Stuart on air guitar and International Jury member Arto Kiskii (one of the founding members of the Finnish Melges 24 Class) on lead guitar and keep watching right to the end for some very special happy birthday messages! Thanks to Melges Europe for hosting this amazing party.

Day Two Decides Hierarchies At Magic Marine Melges 24 European Championship 2013

After two days and after five competitive races, the hierarchies of the Magic Marine Melges 24 European Championship are now becoming defined. Although it is impossible to choose a single favorite, it has become clear that the fight for the continental title involves the initial leader Blu Moon (today 1-5), the Italian Champion Matteo Balestrero aboard Giogi (3-2), who claimed the title Boat of the Day and is on equal points with the crew of the former World and European Champion Flavio Favini, and Audi Ultra (6-1), solid winner of the fifth race.

Blu Moon Takes Early Lead At Magic Marine Melges 24 European Championship 2013

The Magic Marine Melges 24 European Championship, organised by the Royal Yacht Club Hollandia in collaboration with the International Melges 24 Class Association, started today under the sign of the Blu Moon (today 9-2-1).

Follow The Action And Enjoy Video From The Magic Marine Melges 24 Europeans

Don't forget you can follow the action live from the race course at the Magic Marine Melges 24 European Championship 2013 in Medemblik via our Facebook and Twitter feeds. And to whet your appetite here is a great video of the preparations, tune up racing and Opening Ceremony from our videographer Janna Buriani

Last Hours Of Quiet Before Battle Commences At Magic Marine Melges 24 European Championship 2013

Just a few more hours and the Magic Marine Melges 24 European Championship 2013 will record its first results in the archives. After a few days spent in training, tuning and measurement controls, the seventy teams registered for the event, hosted by the Royal Yacht Club Hollandia, Medemblik, Netherlands, are now ready for what promises to be a tricky opening day.

Follow The Action At The Magic Marine Melges 24 European Championship 2013

Look out Ijsslmeer here come the Melges 24s!  Registration is almost complete at the Magic Marine Melges 24 European Championship 2013 in Medemblik and the fleet has headed out onto the Ijsslmeer for some practise racing today.  This evening we have the Opening Ceremony at the historic Radboud Castle which is right on the shore and tomorrow Championship racing gets underway, continuing until Thursday.

You can keep up with all the latest from the event via these outlets:

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Corinthians Prepare For Battle As Teams Arrive In Medemblik

Melges 24 teams from across Europe are gathering at the International Sailing Centre Medemblik this week in preparation for the Magic Marine Melges 24 European Championship 2013.  Registration opens on Thursday and 72 teams are expected to compete in an extremely closely fought competition for the right to claim the title of Melges 24 European Champion.