Remarkable thirty three boats from fifteen countries from all over the Europe and even one U.S. team chartering a boat from Croatia, were sailing in Portoroz at the season opener of the 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series.
Who would wish more than sunshine and the blue sky from the nice spring morning? Here in Portoroz, Slovenia on the second day of the 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series first regatta the sailors would have wished some wind to go to sailing, but instead AP was hoisted by PRO Bojan Gale until breeze came around midday.
With just over a month until the start of the 35th America’s Cup, one of the most hotly anticipated sports events worldwide, there is mounting tension and excitement as the teams prepare to take each other on in Bermuda.
The countdown is on as the teams prepare to take to the water for the second Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ in China's Olympic Sailing City, Qingdao, for the "Mazarin Cup", run in conjunction with Mazarin Qingdao Shipyard Co.
After three days of tight competition on the waters off the French West Indies island of St. Barth, many of the teams racing in Les Voiles de St. Barth headed into the final day today with the hopes of either dismounting class leaders or fending off competitors that were climbing up in the rankings.
While Invictus Challenge remains top scoring boat at the RORC Easter Challenge, today the scoreline of Sir Keith Mills' immaculately sailed FAST40+ was matched in IRC Two by La Réponse, skippered by Admiral of the RORC, Andrew McIrvine.