Penultimate event of the 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series brought the Melges 24 fleet to Medemblik, the Netherlands, where during the Delta Lloyd Open Dutch Championship also the Melges 24 Dutch Champions will be found out over the weekend of September 15-17. Hungarian FGF SAILING TEAM (HUN728) with Robert Bakoczy in helm did not leave much chance to the competitors winning all three races on the first day of the event.
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.
The final day at of the 2017 U.S. Melges 24 National Championship hosted by the Charleston Yacht Club (ChYC) commenced as originally forecasted - light to almost no breeze. Plenty of sunshine and warmth prevailed, but very little on the wind horizon resulting in an immediate on-shore postponement.
Brian Porter's 'Full Throttle' verges on capturing a record-breaking seventh Melges 24 U.S. National title, the Corinthian fleet turns up the heat with Shannon's 'Shaka' taking charge of the all-amatuer division.
Melges 24 teams could not have asked for more spectacular racing conditions on opening day at the 2017 U.S. Melges 24 National Championship. Plentiful sunshine, a shifty 20-25 knots of breeze and relatively moderate seas ushered in the event, along with a thousand smiles.
This weekend, for the third time in Class history, the U.S. Melges 24 Class Association (USM24CA) is excited to bring back its highly-coveted Melges 24 National Championship to Charleston, S.C., graciously hosted by the Charleston Yacht Club (ChYC) on April 7-9.