Ante Ćesić and Razjaren Won the Biograd CRO Melges 24 Cup
March 13, 2023 - Biograd, Croatia - After Panjić, Iggy, Tutta Forza, Universitas Nova and Mataran 24, Razjaren is the sixth crew to win the CRO Melges 24 Cup regattas, the strongest sailing series that is sailed in Croatia.
The Razjaren crew consisting of Ante Ćesić, Lukasz Podniesinski, Žarko Rogošić, Tonči Knezović won the Biograd CRO Melges 24 Cup, which featured 18 sailboats from Croatia and Ukraine with great hosting and organization by the Briva Sailing Club. Second place was won by local Panjić, and third place went to Fjonda from Opatija. In the Corinthian division, the Tutta Forza crew won the second regatta in a row ahead of Zen and Iggy.
The racing area in front of Biograd provided excellent sailing conditions for the best Croatian crews, and during the weekend the organizers completed a complete program of six races. On Saturday, the competitors were tested by light southerly winds, and the regatta was best opened by PointOne with helmsman Karlo Kuret.
'I am happy for the team because we trained a lot during the winter. That effort is coming back to us, and in the future, it will come back to us even more,' commented one of the best Croatian sailors and a former participant in America's Cup, Karlo Kuret.
Razjaren and Panjić were the best in the remaining two races and started the battle for the overall victory that lasted until the last race. Ante Ćesić's Melges 24 won in the fourth race, the home team Panjić returned the blow with first place in the fifth race, and then in a tense finish, Razjaren won second place, and Luka Šangulin's crew took a tenth position. With a loud celebration, Ante Ćesić broke the two-year dominance of Panjić on the home field and made his debut in the CRO Melges 24 Cup.
'Our first victory in the CRO Melges 24 Cup. The competition is getting stronger, which is also shown by the fact that here in Biograd four different crews (Panjić, Razjaren, Mataran 24 and PointOne) won in six races,' said the former junior world champion in the 470 class, Ante Ćesić.
CRO Melges 24 Cup is held with the partnership of Angelina Yacht Charter, Sailing Point, North Sails, One Sails, digital studio Akvarij, digital agency Raiser and regate.com.hr.
Biograd CRO Melges 24 Cup results (6 races): 1. Razjaren, 2. Panjić, 3. Fjonda, 4. PointOne, 5. Mataran 24, 6. Amor Wave, 7. Tutta Forza, 8. Cezibordo, 9. Obi- Wan, 10. Zen, 11. Barmaley, 12. Universitas Nova, 13. Yikes, 14. Joyrunner, 15. Iggy, 16. Palmina Nova, 17. Orage, 18. SHE.