Penultimate regatta of the 2018 Melges 24 European Series kicks off in Domaso today
September 14, 2018 - Domaso, ITaly - After busy summer season and European title event Melges 24 international fleet has assembled in Domaso, Italy to sail penultimate regatta of the 2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series and Italian Melges 24 Tour on Lake Como this upcoming weekend. Regatta will be valid also as the Melges 24 Italian Championship and is hosted by the Yacht Club Como in cooperation with Circolo Vela Canottieri Domaso, Melges 24 Italian Class Association and International Melges 24 Class Association.
Riccardo Degl'Innocenti representing ALM24, Associazione Lariana Melges 24 - initiative with the intent of creating and consolidating the Melges 24 class on Lake Como, welcomes Melges 24 international fleet on behalf of the organizing committee:
"We are very happy and excited to host the Melges 24 international class. The trust that has given us the international class and the Italian one makes us very proud! We put all our efforts to create an event that was both professional in the water and fun ashore. With the support of Harken and Gottifredi & Maffioli we hope to become a carryover for the class!"
Located at North of Lake Como, on the Comasca shore, Domaso is constantly beaten by the Breva, a typical wind of the lake blowing from the South and building punctually between midday and 1 pm. The wind speed normally varies from 10 to 18 knots. Because of this characteristic it's considered as the ideal place to race.
Registration, weighing and measurement started on Thursday, September 13 and continued this morning followed by the Skippers Meeting at 10:30. The first Warning Signal has been scheduled for 1 pm. Up to nine races may be held through three racing days. A maximum of three races may be held on any day and five races are required for the discard of the worst result. Melges 24 Italian Champion 2018 will be crowned Sunday afternoon.
Reigning European Champions - Italian Maidollis (ITA854) of Gian Luca Luca Perego with Carlo Fracassoli in helm and Taki 4 (ITA778) of Marco Zammarchi with Niccolo Bertola in helm are on top of the rankings in Overall and Corinthian division respectively. Photo (c) Pierrick Contin
Current rankings of the 2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series after four events - Punta Ala, Portoroz, Torbole and the European Championship in Riva del Garda have been published. Reigning European Champions - Italian Maidollis of Gian Luca Luca Perego with Carlo Fracassoli in helm and Taki 4 of Marco Zammarchi with Niccolò Bertola in helm are on top of the rankings in Overall and Corinthian division respectively.
The rankings look fascinating, especially while the new scoring system applied since 2018 is giving much more chances to compete for the top rankings for each team. Current rankings consider 34 single races and 5 discards for the total points. 80 participants from 20 countries have been taking part of the European Sailing Series so far.
TOP 10 teams of the Overall ranking, reflecting also Top 4 teams in Corinthian division:
For further information on the event, please contact:
Melges 24 Italian Class Association