Game of records: A record-breaking 17 boats in Split, Croatia

September 29, 2022 - Split, Croatia -  The sixth regatta from the CRO Melges 24 Cup 2022 series will be organized by JK Labud in Split from September 30 to October 2.

Records are made to be broken. That beautiful quote can be applied in a great way to the CRO Melges 24 Cup, which breaks records from regatta after regatta. Thus, the sixth regatta from the CRO Melges 24 Cup series once again set a record for the number of crews. An impressive 17 Croatian boats and 77 sailors will be at the start of the Labud CRO Melges 24 Cup regatta, which will be sailed in Split from September 30 to October 2 with the partnership of Medico Special Hospital, OneSails, Sailing Point and Digital Aquarium.

The CRO Melges 24 Cup is getting stronger in terms of competition from regatta to regatta, which is a clear indication of its recognition in the world of sailing and the growth of the class in Croatia.

"We are extremely glad that Labud will host great Croatian sailors at the Melges regatta during the Split month of sailing, which guarantees a true spectacle at sea. To have such a start list with the best of the best is a great honor, and certainly the holding of the big Mrduja contributed to a record number of crews that will further enhance the sailing holiday in Split," said Josip Olujić from JK Labud.

Ivan Kljaković Gašpić with the Universitas Nova COR567 - Split, Croatia

CRO Melges 24 Cup has in a short time become the most numerous and strongest sailing series on the Adriatic. Five regattas and a total of 30 races have been held this year, and currently the Universitas Nova crew of Ivan Kljaković Gašpić is in the lead ahead of Panjić Luka Šangulin and Mataran 24 Ante Botica.

Panjic CRO739 of Luka Šangulin - Split, Croatia 2022

"The competition is great, the winner is decided by nuances, so all of us are very excited to sail in Melges. This weekend in Split will also be special because of Mrduja, and for us this regatta is an ideal preparation for the European Championship in Melges, which starts in Genova at the end of October," said Ivo Matić from the Trogir crew Mataran 24.

Boat of the Day - The Corinthian crew of Mataran 24 CRO383 (1-3-7), owned of Ante Botica, took the provisional leadership after Day One of the first event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2022 in Rovinj, Croatia.

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