The Giorgio Zuccoli Trophy

The International Melges 24 European Championship is raced for the Giorgio Zuccoli Trophy.

The trophy is assigned to the International Melges 24 Class, but remains the property of the Zuccoli family. In agreement with the Committee of the International Melges 24 Class Association the Giorgio Zuccoli Trophy will be the perpetual trophy of the Melges 24 European Championship. For the first time the trophy was awarded at the 2001 Melges 24 European Championship held on Lake Garda, Torbole, Italy.

This trophy is named after the Italian sailmaker who became the first Melges 24 European Champion in 1996. When Giorgio Zuccoli gained his first Melges 24 World Champion title in 2000, he was severely ill with bone cancer. Sadly, the very popular athlete lost his hardest battle on 27 March 2001.

See the winners of the the Giorgio Zuccoli Trophy at the Hall of Fame and read more about the European Championships

 

The Giorgio Zuccoli Trophy for the The International Melges 24 European Championship

The Giorgio Zuccoli Trophy - The International Melges 24 European Championship is raced for the Giorgio Zuccoli Trophy.

Maidollis ITA854 of Gian Luca Perego with Carlo Fracassoli helming - Melges 24 European Champion 2018

Maidollis ITA854 of Gian Luca Perego with Carlo Fracassoli helming - Melges 24 European Champion 2018

Podium of the 2016 Melges 24 European Championship - EFG SUI684, Bombarda ITA841, Marrakech Express ITA636

Podium of the 2016 Melges 24 European Championship - EFG SUI684, Bombarda ITA841, Marrakech Express ITA636

EFG SUI684 of Christopher Rast - Melges 24 European Champion 2016

EFG SUI684 of Christopher Rast - Melges 24 European Champion 2016

Blu Moon SUI825 of Franco Rossini with Matteo Ivaldi at the helm - Melges 24 European Champion 2014 with Giorgio Zuccoli Trophy

Blu Moon SUI825 of Franco Rossini with Matteo Ivaldi at the helm - Melges 24 European Champion 2014 with Giorgio Zuccoli Trophy

Blu Moon of Franco Rossini with Matteo Ivaldi at the helm - Melges 24 European Champion 2014 with Giorgio Zuccoli Trophy

Blu Moon of Franco Rossini with Matteo Ivaldi at the helm - Melges 24 European Champion 2014 with Giorgio Zuccoli Trophy

Blu Moon SUI521 of Franco Rossini with Flavio Favini helming - Melges 24 European Champion 2013

Blu Moon SUI521 of Franco Rossini with Flavio Favini helming - Melges 24 European Champion 2013

Gullisara ITA803 of Carlo Fracassoli - Melges 24 European Champion 2011

Gullisara ITA803 of Carlo Fracassoli - Melges 24 European Champion 2011

The Giorgio Zuccoli Trophy for the Melges 24 European Champion overall winner

The Giorgio Zuccoli Trophy for the Melges 24 European Champion overall winner