Altea with Andrea Racchelli Win Melges 24 Slovenian National Championship

An up and down breeze that never trully filled in at any point ensured for close knit racing on the final day of European Melges 24 sailing series in Portorož. Altea's three victories in a row saw the team open an advantage as Lenny (EST) and Audi (ITA) rounded off the podium.


Superb Racing in Portorož With Sun and Gentle Breeze

Second day of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series regatta in Portorož has been dominated by light winds. Slowly but surely, the sea breeze started appearing in the bay of Piran around noon providing the fleet of 24 monotypes another great day of racing.

Melges 24 European sailing series takes off in Portorož

The opening day of Melges 24 European Sailing Series in Portorož was blessed with sunshine and steady wind. After the relaxing morning in the marina, sailors hit the water at noon to sail their first races.

Melges 24 European Series Start Just One Day Away

With only one day to go to the start of the first stage of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series, a truly international cast is making ready to take the centre stage in the beautiful bay of Portorož, Slovenia.

European Sailing Series

The Notice of Race for the European Sailing Series 2014 has been published confirming the events and scoring system to be used for this year's European Ranking.

The first event of the Sailing Series will be held in Portorož, Slovenia this weekend. 26 boats from 11 countries on the entry list. 

MonoCup Sailing Series Notice of Race Is Published

In cooperation with some of the most active Slovenian clubs MonoCup Sailing Series events will be held in Slovenia and Austria during the season 2014. There will be four MonoCup regattas, Slovenian Open Nationals and Austrian Open Nationals to complete the series.

2014 Melges 24 Canadian Nationals -  June 13-15 in the Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Royal Victoria Yacht Club invites all Melges 24 sailors to join them for breeze and history at the inaugural West-Coast 2014 Melges 24 Canadian Nationals  (June 13-15).  This regatta is co-hosted by  the Royal Victoria Yacht Club (RVYC) and the Canadian Forces Sailing Association (CFSA). Racing will take place on Royal Roads, on the edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, slightly more than 10 nautical miles from RVYC.

Entry Deadline Extended Until March 15 for the First Event of the M24 ESS 2014

Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2014 will take off with the first event in Portorož in two weeks, i.e. on March 27-30. Good news is that the organizers have kindly extended the deadline of initial entry fee until March 15. After that date late entry surcharge of 30% will apply.

Madrigali/Welch take the win at Bacardi!

Congratulations to Jeff Madrigali at the helm of Kevin Welch's Melges 24 Mikey as they are the Bacardi Miami Sailing Week Champions! Also aboard was Ian and Joy Slone, and and Bryn Bochman.

Day two played to Madrigali's favor. As the breeze built to more than 20 knots, he set a pace that second place finisher Nicolo Ardito's Little Wing just could seem to match. The Mikey team came back from a two point deficit to a two point lead to win.

7 March Is the Initial Entry Deadline for the Melges 24 Slovenian Open Nationals

Friday 7 March is the initial entry deadline for the first event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2014 and the Open Slovenian National Championship which runs from 27-30 March in Portoroz. 

Competitors who have already made their entry but not yet paid their entry fee are reminded that they need to make their payments before 7 March to avoid paying the 30% late entry fee.