Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2022 - Trieste welcomes back the Melges 24 international fleet

April 28, 2022 - Trieste, Italy - A few more hours and it will be time for some Melges 24 regattas again: exactly one month after the season-opener, which was organized by the Croatian Melges 24 Class Association at ACI Marina Rovinj with the success of Michele Paoletti’s Strambapapà (ITA), the fleet is ready to return in Trieste for the third time in its own history: in fact, the main town of Friuli Venezia Giulia was hosting the final stage of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series in 2020 and 2021.

2021 Melges 24 European Sailing Series in Trieste

Organized by Società Triestina Sport del Mare, along with the International Melges 24 Class Association, the event, valid also as first event of the Melges 24 Italian Tour, will gather more than twenty boats, on behalf of seven different countries, once again demonstrating the great diffusion enjoyed by the Melges 24 at an international level. The temporal proximity of the Fort Lauderdale Melges 24 World Championship did not distract some of the most competitive teams from the European calendar, there are some top players of the Class, like Paolo Brescia’s Melgina (ITA), winner of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2021; Miles Quinton’s Gill Race Team (GBR); Michael Tarabochia’s White Room (GER), Corinthian winner of the past season; and Sergio Caramel’s Arkanoè by Montura (ITA). The fleet will be nicely mixed with the teams from Austria, Croatia, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia and Switzerland.

To check out the entry list, click here.
Event website

The weather forecasts announce a first day characterized by a “double digit” North-Easterly wind that will ease with the passing of the days, becoming weak and variable on Sunday, final day of the event.

"Everything is almost ready for the second stage of the European sailing series Melges24 that our club will organize this weekend, for the third consecutive year. There are currently almost twenty teams registered, in line with the registrations of the previous editions, which will fight in the waters in front of the city of Trieste. A good spring weekend is expected, with Bora forecast for the first day and lighter airs for the following days. We are sure that the crews will have fun; we are looking forward to Friday for the first start," was declared by Guido Benci, president of Società Triestina Sport del Mare.

The photos of the 2021 Melges 24 regatta in Trieste: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

After Trieste, the Melges 24 family will head toward the Kammersee Lake, in Austria, where it’s planned the third event of the season, to be held between May 26th and 29th. It's time to enter for the next event in Austria too - sign up here!

Miramare Castle is a 19th-century castle direct on the Gulf of Trieste between Barcola and Grignano in Trieste

2022 Melges 24 European Sailing Series is scheduled with 6 events:

  1. April 1-3 - Rovinj, CRO
  2. April 29 - May 1 - Trieste, ITA 
  3. May 27-29 - Attersee, AUT
  4. July 22-24 - Riva del Garda, ITA 
  5. September 23-25 - Imperia, ITA
  6. October 22-29 - Genova, ITA - Melges 24 European Championship

More information about the event and series available at melges24.com/europeansailingseries


Event Press Officer:
Mauro Melandri - Zerogradinord

For further information on the Melges 24 regatta in Trieste:
Simone Viduli
Molo F.lli Bandiera 1/1
34123-Trieste (TS), Italy
Mobile +39 339 822 7491
Società Triestina Sport del Mare

For further information on the Melges 24 events or class specific information please contact:
Piret Salmistu 
International Melges 24 Class Association 
Administrator & Media Coordinator 
Mobile/WhatsApp: +372 507 7217
Skype: piret.salmistu

2021 Melges 24 European Sailing Series in Trieste

2021 Melges 24 European Sailing Series in Trieste

Melgina ITA693 of Paolo Brescia with Simon Sivitz, Jas Farneti, Ariberto Strobino and Marco Ascoli, overall winner of the 2021 Melges 24 European Sailing Series, at the first event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2022 in Rovinj, Croatia.

Melgina ITA693 of Paolo Brescia with Simon Sivitz, Jas Farneti, Ariberto Strobino and Marco Ascoli, overall winner of the 2021 Melges 24 European Sailing Series, at the first event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2022 in Rovinj, Croatia.

Miles Quinton’s Gill Race Team GBR694 with Geoff Carveth helming

Miles Quinton’s Gill Race Team GBR694 with Geoff Carveth helming

Ákos Csoltó’s Seven-Five-Nine HUN759

Ákos Csoltó’s Seven-Five-Nine HUN759

White Room GER677 of Michael Tarabochia, with Luis Tarabochia helming and Marco Tarabochia, Sebastian Bühler and Marvin Frisch in the crew in Trieste, in October 2021

White Room GER677 of Michael Tarabochia, with Luis Tarabochia helming and Marco Tarabochia, Sebastian Bühler and Marvin Frisch in the crew in Trieste, in October 2021

Arkanoe by Montura ITA809 of Sergio Caramel with Filippo Orvieto, Riccardo Gomiero, Federico Gomiero and Sara Zuppin at the first event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2022 in Rovinj, Croatia.

Arkanoe by Montura ITA809 of Sergio Caramel with Filippo Orvieto, Riccardo Gomiero, Federico Gomiero and Sara Zuppin at the first event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2022 in Rovinj, Croatia.

The engines of the Melges 24 fleet in Trieste and the upcoming Melges 24 regatta are Davide Rapotez and Simone Viduli, both sailing onboard of Destriero ITA579 with Massimilano Palmisano, Matteo Gionichetti, and Tristano at the opening event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2022 in Rovinj, Croatia.

The engines of the Melges 24 fleet in Trieste and the upcoming Melges 24 regatta are Davide Rapotez and Simone Viduli, both sailing onboard of Destriero ITA579 with Massimilano Palmisano, Matteo Gionichetti, and Tristano at the opening event of the Melges

Miramare Castle is a 19th-century castle direct on the Gulf of Trieste between Barcola and Grignano in Trieste

Miramare Castle is a 19th-century castle direct on the Gulf of Trieste between Barcola and Grignano in Trieste