Net Development Francek Wins Czech Nationals

From the Czech Melges 24 Class - The Czech Championship Melges 24, 15. – 17. 2008, Marina Lipno The second Czech Championship in class Melges 24 was held on Lake Lipno. A record number of boats came to the event; 19 boats from 4 countries (15 Czech boats, 1 Italian, 2 German and 1 from Austria). Good wind, hard rain, great performance of all sailors, perfect organization, pleasant environment of Marina Lipno and nice atmosphere at the event; these are the main characteristics of the Championship.

On Friday morning there was the Opening Ceremony in Marina Lipno. The first day of racing was very tough. It was raining a lot and wind of force 4-7m/s. Only 2 races were sailed due to big shifts in the beginning of the day. On the first day of the Championship there were few protests. After the first day of racing team Fulcrum became the leader, the second position for team Net Development Francek and the third was Fujitsu Siemens.

The second day of the Championship was again raining hard. Fortunately there was nice wind and 4 races could be completed. The last day there was no wind. The winner of the Championship became Net Development - Francek. The second place Fujitsu Siemens and the third place team SICF.