Lenny Wins Third Estonian Championship
The third Estonian Open Championship has come to a conclusion in excellent autumn weather here in Tallinn. After the heavy rain fall in the morning the sun started shining from a blue sky. Also the wind picked up from W blowing the whole day appr. 7 to 10 m/s and gusts going over 16 m/s!
Tõnu Tõniste & co won the third Estonian Open Championship in style taking three race wins today and 4 wins out of 7 races. They had a steady performance in all weather conditions. Peter Saraskin & co helming EST645 "Zuxu" and Tiit Vihul & co EST761 "Rock City" had both also a great weekend taking all 6 races into top 5. Their overall points were 19 but Saraskin took silver by two race wins.
So three Estonian boats took all the podium places in front of the Finnish boats.
After this weekend the magnificant 2008 season is wrapped up. Most of the boats are heading to winter storage.
Extra thanks to Kalev Yacht Club for a excellent weekend on water and on land!
Only 1 year 9 months to go for the 2010 World Championships here in Tallinn - the Finnish Melges 24 Association is waiting next season to increase our 23 boat fleet... Already 8 to 10 teams still thinking!