2018 Melges 24 Nordic and Norwegian Champion is Kristoffer Spone's team on Lisa Baghdad II
June 12, 2018 - Kristiansand, Norway - Melges 24 Nordic and Norwegian Championship 2018 ️️️️- the first event of the Melges24 Nordic Series 2018. After 6 races sailed, 2018 Melges 24 Nordic and Norwegian Champion is Kristoffer Spone's team on Lisa Baghdad II with Christen Horn Johannessen, Børre Hekk Paulsen, Sigurd Hekk Paulsen in crew.
40 boats from Norway, Sweden, Germany and Denmark were taking part of the fight for the Melges 24 Nordic Title.
Racing started with a beautiful sun and wind on Friday. There were three races held with shifty breeze. On Saturday the PRO kept the competitors ashore in the wait for wind. It became evident that it won’t happen and the racing was called off. On Sunday the breeze was up and three great races were held. This meant that the championship was secured and winners emerged in a very close battle.
The organization of Christiansand Yacht Club and local Melges 24 sailors were impressive. Food and drinks were readily available in a event tent on the docks.
Chairman of the International Melges 24 Class and competitor from Norway, Jens Wathne, claims: “This was the best championship held in Norway in recent times”. With a record entry and a clear sign of an upswing in The Norwegian Melges 24 Class there are just positive signs. Structures like Javacup lift local engagement and support to competitors. Active class management and enthusiasts make a big contribution to this upswing.
TOP 3 in the Overall ranking:
1. NOR 697 Lisa Baghdad II, (Kongelig Norsk Seilforening) Kristoffer SPONE, Christen Horn Johannessen, Børre Hekk Paulsen, Sigurd Hekk Paulsen - 13 pts ((7)-1-2-2-4-4)
2. NOR 628 Nortek Sailing Team (Christianssands Seilforening) Andreas Sola FISCHER, Jon Aksel Mortensen, Magnus Andersen, Maxime Schjøtt Brackman, Fredrik Eriksen - 19 pts (3-(13)-7-1-1-7)
3. NOR 732 Team RRH (Tønsberg Seilforening), Stian NESS RØRVIK, Herman Horn-Johannessen, Jan Frederik Dyvi, Jan Borø, Malin Rørvik-Sundelin - 20 pts (4-4-4-5-(28.0)-3)