Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2024 - Triple Win for Razjaren Highlights Second Day in Riva del Garda

Riva del Garda, Italy–06 July 2024 - The second day of the sixth event in the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2024, Act 2 of the Italian Melges 24 Tour and Italian Championship, came to life with exhilarating races managed by Fraglia Vela Riva. The standout performer was Ante Cesic's Razjaren (today 1-1-1), who succeeded in scoring three bullets and took the command of the provisional ranking, albeit tied on points with Luka Sangulin's Panjic (2-2-9), the early leader.

Amid the typical double-digit Ora winds of Lake Garda, the intense competitiveness of the Croatian Melges 24 Class was on full display, establishing itself as a benchmark for all Melges 24 competitors.

With two races remaining, Akos Csolto's Chinook (4-3-4) holds the third position overall, demonstrating its leadership in the highly competitive Corinthian fleet. Also, Michael Tarabochia's White Room (5-4-8), helmed by his son Luis, and Sergio Caramel's Arkanoé (7-9-3) are excelling in the Corinthian division. They are placed second and third, respectively, in the rankings dedicated to non-professional crews.

Looking ahead, the final day of racing will commence at 12 p.m., with the two remaining races to complete the eight-race program (no starts after 2:30 p.m.).

The event will conclude with a prize-giving ceremony, where Luca Ferron, a naval artist renowned for his "sailing" creations, will donate one of his works to the overall winner.

The current top ten standings after six races and one discard are as follows:

  1. RAZJAREN CRO867 Ante4 Cesic 3-3-(5)-1-1-1 9
  2. PANJIC CRO739 Luka Šangulin 1-1-3-2-2-(9) 9
  3. CHINOOK (COR) HUN850 Akos Csolto 2-(4)-2-4-3-4 15
  4. MELGINA ITA854 Paolo Brescia 6-7-1-3-(8)-6 23
  5. POINT ONE CRO803 Karlo Kuret 5-2-7-6-7-(10) 27
  6. WHITE ROOM (COR) GER677 Luis Tarabochia 7-5-6-5-4-(8) 27
  7. ARKANOE (COR) ITA809 Sergio Caramel (10)-6-4-7-9-3 29
  8. VERTIGO (COR) ITA730 Antonio Masoli 8-(17)-14-9-5-7 43
  9. ZHIK RACE TEAM (COR) GBR694 Geoff Carveth 4-11-8-(19;DNC)-19;DNC-2 44
  10. PURE A(COR) UT716 Michael Schineis 9-10-10-(11)-6-11 46

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Razjaren (CRO) of Lukasz Podniesinski with Ante Cesic at the helm -

Panjic (CRO) of Luka Sangulin

Chinook (HUN) of Akos Csolto

Melgina (ITA693) of Paolo Brescia

White Room (GER) of Michael Tarabochia

Arkanoe (ITA) of Sergio Caramel

Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2024 - Riva del Garda, Italy

Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2024 - Riva del Garda, Italy