Zarko Draganic Trophy

This Zarko Draganic perpetual trophy will be awarded for the Top Rookie owner at the Worlds - participating for the first time with the highest result. The Trophy has been donated to IM24CA by Zarko's friend and co-sailor, Chris Larson.

Zarko Draganic was a passionate Corinthian Melges 24 sailor from San Francisco Ca. who competed in several Melges 24 Worlds Championships.  His unique, kind demeanour made him a pleasure to be around, sail with and against.  Zarko was happiest when he was on the water competing with his friends.  He will be missed by all.”   - Chris Larson - 

The Trophy was first awarded at the Melges24 Worlds in Middelfart, Denmark in 2015.

The winners of the Zarko Draganic Trophy

Year and venue Name Boat Result
2023 - Middelfart, DEN Ivo Matic Mataran 24 CRO649 3th overall, 1st Corinthian
2022 - Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA      
2019 - Villasimius, Italy Paolo Brescia Melgina ITA693 7th position
2018 - Victoria, BC, Canada Robert Britten Full Circle CAN415 10th position
2017 - Helsinki, Finland Domonkos Rozsnyay FGF Sailing Team HUN728 6th position
2016 - Miami, FL, USA Tim Healy New England Ropes USA658 6th position
2015 - Middelfart, Denmark Henrik Hoffmann Jedi Business HUN481 24th position

Read more about the Melges 24 World Championships here.


Year: 2024
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27.03.2024 Melges 24 Worlds Early Registration Closing on March 31
13.03.2024 2024 Melges 24 Worlds NoR Published and Online Registration Now Open
Year: 2023
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01.07.2023 Drew Freides Is the New Melges 24 World Champion, Ante Botica Claims Corinthian Title
30.06.2023 Melges 24 Worlds 2023 - Freides Leads but It’s All to Play For on the Final Day in Middelfart
29.06.2023 Strong Performance of the Corinthian Teams in Shifty Winds on Day Three of the Melges 24 Worlds 2023
28.06.2023 Melges 24 Worlds 2023 - Tricky Conditions for Day Two in Middelfart
27.06.2023 Sailing Called Off Because of Strong Winds in Middelfart Today
25.06.2023 Middelfart Welcomes 2023 Melges 24 World Championship fleet
24.06.2023 Middelfart in Denmark is welcoming Melges 24 fleet for the Worlds 2023
01.02.2023 2023 Melges 24 World Championship - Notice of Race Published and Online Entry Now Live
Year: 2022
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22.03.2022 Join us for the 2022 Melges 24 World Championship!
05.02.2022 2022 Melges 24 Worlds in Fort Lauderdale Open for Entries; Early Entry Deadline is February 7
27.01.2022 Registration open for the 2022 Melges 24 Worlds
Year: 2021
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05.02.2021 2021 Melges 24 World Championship will take place as scheduled in Charleston, SC
Year: 2020
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21.09.2020 2021 Melges 24 World Championship Dates - April 10-17
16.03.2020 CANCELLATION of the 2020 Melges 24 World Championship
10.02.2020 Melges 24s Top Sperry Charleston Race Week Attendance Ahead of 2020 Worlds, Early Entry Deadline is March 1st
03.02.2020 Register for 2020 World Championship in Charleston, Early Entry Fee Ends March 1
Year: 2019
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25.11.2019 Registration Open for Charleston Bound 2020 Melges 24 Worlds
14.11.2019 Melges 24 Worlds 2020 - Notice of Race published and registration open now
13.10.2019 Italy takes it all again : Maidollis and Taki 4 are the new Melges 24 World Champions
Year: 2018
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10.06.2018 Melges 24 World Championship 2018 - Final Day - Italian Altea and Canadian Full Circle victorious in Victoria
Year: 2017
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05.08.2017 2017 Melges 24 Worlds: Italian Power on the Fin(n)ish Line: Maidollis and Taki 4 Are the New Melges 24 World Champions
Year: 2016
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04.12.2016 Embarr and Taki 4 Crowned 2016 Melges 24 World Champions, in Overall and Corinthian division respectively

Zarko Draganic

MATARAN 24 CRO649 of Ante Botica with Ivo Matić, Mario Škrlj, Damir Civadelić, Bruna Princivali - New Melges 24 Corinthian World Champion 2023 - top rookie owner with Zarko Draganic Trophy

Paolo Brescia, the owner of Melgina ITA693 - 7th overall at the Melges 24 Worlds 2019 in Villasimius, Italy

2018 Melges 24 Corinthian World Champion - Robert Britten CAN415 Full Circle

Domonkos Rozsnyay, the owner of FGF SAILING TEAM HUN728 - 6th place in overall ranking at the Melges 24 Worlds 2017 in Helsinki, Finland

Zarko Draganic Trophy - New England Ropes USA658 owned by Tim Healy - 6th in overall at the Melges 24 World Championship 2016 in Miami, USA

Zarko Draganic Trophy - Jedi Business HUN481 owned by Henrik Hoffmann - 24th in overall at the Melges 24 World Championship 2015 in Middelfart, Denmark