Melges 24 Luina 02.11.2017


Video summary of the 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series final event in Luino, Italy
The 14° Lino Favini Cup – Melges 24 held on October 13-15, was also valid as final event of the 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series: in Luino the winners were Robert Bakóczy’s FGF SAILING TEAM HUN728 (Coppa Lino Favini and Swiss Open Melges 24 Championship), Miles Quinton’s GILL RACE TEAM GBR694 with Geoff Carveth helming (1st in the overall ranking of the European circuit) and Marco Zammarchi’s TAKI 4 ITA778 with Niccolò Bertola in helm (1st Corinthian of Lino Favini Cup and the winner of the Corinthian division of the circuit). Video filmed and edited by Zerogradinord – Enjoy!

2017 International Melges 24 Class World Council AGM – November 4 in London

International Melges 24 Class Association’s Annual General Meeting 2017 will be held in Royal Ocean Racing Club, London, UK on November 4. The AGM will be preceded by the Technical Committee Meeting on November 3.

Agenda of the AGM with all related documents can be found at the AGM 2017 website.

FAST AND FURIOUS – Vote, Like and Share – November 3 to 20

Dear Melges 24 friends! It’s your chance now to show to the world what an awesome boat Melges 24 is!

Footage ‚Fast and Furious‘ from Melges 24 Worlds 2017 in Helsinki filmed and edited by Mauro Melandri / Zerogradinord will be competing at Mirabaud Sailing Video Award. The voting will start on November 3rd and lasts until November 20th – VOTE HERE
Share the video and invite sailing friends to vote! VOTE, LIKE, & SHARE! 🙂

There will be two awards given out – The winner of The Mirabaud Sailing Video Award will be determined by an international jury. The Prize of the Public will be awarded following votes from the public on Internet. More about Mirabaud Sailing Video Award read HERE

‚Melges 24 World Championship in Helsinki has brought into play strong sensations due to the strong wind. And when the wind is blowing hard, sailing a Melges 24 starts to be an unforgettable experience.‘

European Sailing Series 2017:
Gill Race Team and Taki 4 Crowned Leaders of the Series – FGF Sailing Team and Taki 4 Winning Lino Favini Cup

After six events that moved all over Europe, from Portoroz to Riva del Garda, Marstrand, Helsinki, Medemblik and Luino, the 2017 edition of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series comes to an end with a total of ninety teams from eighteen nations that joined the circuit reserved to Melges 24 monotypes.

The podium of the overall division with all crew through the season:
1. GILL RACE TEAM GBR694 – club RORC – 255 pts – Miles Quinton, Geoff Carveth, Christian Birrell, Dan Schieber, Liam Gardener, Raffy Quinton, Ellie Meopham, Josh Wilce, William Goldsmith
2. FGF SAILING TEAM HUN728 – club SVE – 393 pts – Robert Bakoczy, Domonkos Rozsnyay, Levente Takacsy, Kristóf Takacsy, Bence Buza
3. TAKI 4 ITA778 – club YCI – 467 pts – Niccolò Bertola, Giacomo Fossati, Giovanni Bannetta, Matteo De Chiara, Marco Zammarchi, Franceso Bianchi, coach Niccolò Bianchi

The podium of the Corinthian division with all crew through the season:
1. TAKI 4 ITA778 – club YCI – 232 pts – Niccolò Bertola, Giacomo Fossati, Giovanni Bannetta, Matteo De Chiara, Marco Zammarchi, Franceso Bianchi, coach Niccolò Bianchi
2. GILL RACE TEAM GBR694 – club RORC – 235 pts – Miles Quinton, Geoff Carveth, Christian Birrell, Dan Schieber, Liam Gardener, Raffy Quinton, Ellie Meopham, Josh Wilce, William Goldsmith
3. BARMALEY UKR661 – 846 pts – Vasyl Gureyev, Andriy Shafranyuk, Sergiy Levchenko, Viktor Kandyba, Vitaliy Moshkovskiy

Read full story and see the final rankings
Read more about the series at melges24.com/europeansailingseries

NorAmTour 2017: ‚Mikey Likes It‘

Kevin Welch’s MIKEY(USA835) of Anacortes, Washington gave an unparalleled overall performance on the 2017 M24 NorAm Tour. Mikey likes this sport and sails with a very high level of intensity and joy that often accompanies those who deliver on race day. Of course, this accomplishment was no
t reached by chance. A couple centuries of collective crew commitment to the sport and the constant refinement of technique helped. Mikey was also tuned into Mother Nature who usually led them the right way up the course.

MIKEYwas followed by Michael Goldfarb’s WARCANOE (USA 825) of Seattle and Brian Porter’s FULL THROTTLE (USA849).
Wet Coast Sailing’s SUNNYVALE (CAN151) won the M24 NorAm Tour Corinthian Title for the second year in a row. A couple points back and 2nd in the Corinthian Division was KC Shannon’s SHAKA (USA801) of Atlanta. SHAKA, third place in the Corinthian Division for the Tour went to Kent Pierce’s AVERAGE WHITE BOAT (USA303) out of Santa Barbara.

Read more and see the final standings here

Interview with Flavio Favini in Luino

Flavio Favini, founder of Lino Favini Cup and former helmsman of Franco Rossini’s Blue Moon – double Melges 24 world champion, talks about the event held in Luino and his love for the Melges 24 boat. Interview filmed and edited by Zerogradinord.

US – Miami Melges 24 Midwinter Tune-Up Prepares Fleet for Racing in 2018

The 2017 Melges 24 racing schedule may be drawing to a close, but 2018 is already in motion with an awesome kickstarter Racing Clinic happening January 19-21 at Coconut Grove’s famous Miami Shake-A-Leg sailing center. As many as 20-30 boats have already committed and are ready to soak up some valuable tuning time with big talent.

Organized by Randy Draftz and his Regatta Management team, three days of racing and coaching activities are currently being planned with one main goal in mind – get the fleet back to just having fun as a group, and while we’re at it, let’s learn a thing or two about how to sail the Melges 24 better, faster, more effectively and with quicker results.

Read for more

Visit the 2018 Midwinter and Tune-Up Yachtscoring Event Website
View the Entry List

2018 U.S. Melges 24 Racing Calendar

Check out the building 2018 U.S. Melges 24 Racing Calendar. Tons of events are on the horizon with registration open for:

Davis Island Yacht Club Invitational
2018 St. Pete’s NOOD
2018 Bacardi Miami Sailing Week
2018 Sperry Charleston Race Week

See the 2018 events calendar here

2018 Nor Am Tour

Canadian National Championship – Victoria, Canada
Melges 24 World Championship – Victoria, Canada
U.S. National Championship – San Francisco, California

AUS: The Musto Melges 24 Asutralian Championship – February 19-23

The Musto Melges 24 Australian Titles 2018 Notice of Race is now available! Thank you Musto Australasia for your support in what is going to be an awesome Melges 24 event.

In 2018 the Musto Melges 24 Australian Titles will be a part of the Teakle Lincoln Race Week. Once you have reached the destination of Port Lincoln you will be treated to the famous country hospitality the city of Port Lincoln has become known for. With the whole city getting behind the event you will have the opportunity to sample amazing seafood fresh from the area, local wines and pristine coastal scenery.

Entries will be open very soon but check out the event page on our website here.

Notice of Race

The next generation of Melges 24 class! 🙂
Geoff Carveth – the helmsman of GILL RACE TEAM GBR694, after winning the 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series replicating their success of 2015, with his son Zac at the final prizegiving in Luino, Italy.
Geoff also won SB20 Worlds with Jerry Hill and Richard Lovering in Cowes, UK in September.
Well done, Geoff! Congratulations!
More photos here