29 May 2015 - Åmål, Sweden - Great fleet of seventeen Melges24 boats has started the 2015 Doyle Sails Nordic Trophy's first event in Åmal, Sweden today. Nations and boats represented are: Finland - 1; Denmark - 1; Sweden - 9; Norway - 6. Three races completed and Peder Nergaard's Blow Henry Lloyd NOR-787 is leading followed by the three fellow countrymens.
Three races were held in superb weather and wind conditions. The leader with 7 points (1,2,4) after the first day is Blow Henry Lloyd NOR787 helmed by Peder Nergaard. Just one point behind is Team Baghdad II NOR400 helmed by Kristoffer Spone followed by Team Baghdad NOR600 helmed by Kristian Nergaard with 13 points in total. Fourth with 15 points is Rett Rundt Hjørnet NOR732 with Herman Horn-Johannessen in helm.
The second day will be really interesting with a forecast of pouring rain and shifty winds.
See the video with the current leader Peder Nergaard talking about today's racing and about the expectations to the approaching Melges 24 Worlds in Middelfart.
Blow Henry Lloyd NOR787 - MKB Bank Melges 24 European Championship 2014 in Balatonfüred, Hungary - photo: Pierrick Contin