Melges 24 Norwegian Nationals 2015: Fredrikstad Seilforening delivered a great championship
September 4-6, 2015 - Fredrikstad, Norway - We can congratulate NOR 751 Storm Capital Sail Racing with Peder Jahre, Stian Briseid, Sivert Denneche, Marius Falch Orvin & Marianne Sundby who won his second Melges 24 Nationals in a row! Storm Capital Sail Racing wins the Norwegian Nationals with a rock-solid effort from the team, thus repeating the success of 2014.
They scored low throughout the weekend and ended up winning by quite a good margin against NOR 600 Baghdad 1 with Kristian Nergaard, Espen Stokkeland, Erik Kongshaug & Petrus Eide.
Third place and only one point behind NOR 600 we find NOR 400 Baghdad 2 with Spone, Christian Horn Johannessen. Børre Paulsen & Hedge Hedge Sigurd Paulsen.
U25 prize also goes to the same team in 2015 as in 2014, MÅS Melges.
MÅS Melges impressed with great sailing especially on Saturday and Sunday when it recovered windy. On board the MÅS Melges Fredrik Eriksen, Jon Aksel Mortensen Bror With, Magnus Andersen & Lars Bjercke.
Melges 24 Norwegian Nationals 2015 is also the last event in Doyle Sails Melges 24 Nordic Trophy 2015. Fourth pass in the nationals ensures BLOW the victory in Doyle Sails Melges 24 Nordic Trophy 2015 and wins Melges 24 spinnaker given by sponsor Doyle Finland, second place goes to SWE 408 Thomas Skålen who wins Melges 24 jib given by sponsor Doyle Finland.
Melges Norway thanks all participants for great sailing over three days, especially for those boats that visited us from Sweden, Denmark and Germany!
The Sailor of the Year 2015 prize was given Kristoffer Spone that with very good and smooth sailing in 2015, second in Åsgårdstrand Spring Cup, winner Swedish Nationals 2015, Winner Hankø Race and second best Norwegian team in the Worlds 2015, Middelfart.
Miss Melges 2015 was given to Nina Skalleberg.
Annual Meeting 2014/2015 decided that Norwegian Nationals 2016 will be held on Stavanger Seilforening on the first weekend of June 2016 (due to the fact that Melges 24 europeans will take place on the first week of September in Hyeres, France).
Arne David-Andersen was elected to the board. Arne is very well known in Melges environment after several years as a chairman of the Melges Norway, and as one of the senior figures in the society.
Melges Norway would also like to thank Tine Simensen Oldereid for a great effort on the board through two years.