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Taki 4 ITA778 - Luino - Piret Salmistu
October 15, 2018 - Luino, Italy - 2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series comes to its end in Luino Italy with the XV edition of Lino Favini Cup. After six events held in Punta Ala, Portoroz, Torbole, Riva del Garda, Domaso and Luino the overwhelming winner both in overall and Corinthian division is reigning Melges 24 European Champion TAKI 4 while the winner of the final event in Luino is Flavio Favini and his fellow sailors from well awarded BLUE MOON sailing on Gianluca Perego's MAIDOLLIS.
 
Melges 24 ESS in Luino 2018 - Piret Salmistu
October 13, 2018 - Luino, Italy-  Three races were sailed on the second day of the XV Lino Favini Cup in Luino. Amazing summerlike October day and better wind conditions made the Race Committee and sailors happy allowing execute one race in the morning breeze and two in the afternoon. Local team of Flavio Favini on Maidollis collected three bullets and takes the lead after five races sailed. 
 
Gill Race Team GBR694

October 12, 2018 – Luino, Italy – First day of the XV Lino Favini Cup does not betray the Melges 24 sailors as the rainy yesterday turned to sunny and lovely autumn day in Luino today. However, today’s conditions were not typical to Lake Maggiore and sailors were facing light and tricky winds. Miles Quinton’s Gill Race Team with Geoff Carveth helming from Great Britain was the best to read the tricks of the lake collecting two bullets.

M24ESS Luino 2018
October 11, 2018 - Luino, Italy- The finale of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series will begin tomorrow, on Friday October 12th at noon in Luino, Italy. Nineteen Melges 24 teams representing seven nations will have a great weekend sailing on the Eastern shore of Lake Maggiore, locally said Verbàno. A maximum of eight races will determine the winner of the 2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series, 2018 Italian Melges 24 Tour, 2018 Melges 24 Swiss champion and the winner of the event itself.
 
Tiit Vihul & Rock City EST573 - Photo piret Salmistu

October 1, 2018 - Tallinn, Estonia -  Melges 24 Open Estonian Championships were held in the Kalev Yacht Club, Tallinn (the venue of the Melges 24 Worlds 2010) on September 28-30, offering excitement and tension until the last race, because just during the last race, the fate of the Championship became clear. The Championship titles were grabbed by Tiit Vihul, Martin Müür, Lauri Kärner, Ago Rebane and Marilyn Koitnurm sailing on boat Rock City.

IM24CA AGM 2018

September 28, 2018 - IM24CA - According to IM24CA Constitution the Agenda of all motions and related documents for the IM24CA World Council’ Annual General Meeting to be held in Palma de Mallorca, on November 10th, has been published. Specific details about the venue, agenda, timeline and the deadlines for the submission of the motions and proposals you'll find at http://melges24.com/agm2018 

Melges 24 Worlds 2018 - ZGN

September 25, 2018 - USM24CA -  Richard Reid’s CAN853 ZINGARA scored 163.6 points to claim the 2018 M24 NorAm Tour title in a very close competition for the tour’s perpetual trophy. Tied for second at 160 points were former US Champion - Bruce Ayres’ USA851 MONSOON and three-time US Champion- Alan Fields’ USA829 WTF. Kevin Welch’s CAN835 MIKEY (154.3 points) and Adrea Rachelli’s ITA722 (100 points) finished 4th and 5th, respectively.

Taki4 ITA778 - Domaso ITA - photo Luca Babini

September 18, 2108 – Domaso, Italy - Past weekend some more points were collected to the rankings of the 2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series. The fifth and penultimate event of the series was sailed on Lake Como in Domaso, considered also as the fifth event of the Italian Melges 24 Tour and Melges 24 Italian Championship. Regatta was hosted by the Yacht Club Como in cooperation with Circolo Vela Canottieri Domaso, Melges 24 Italian Class Association and International Melges 24 Class Association.

Domaso Italy

September 14, 2018 - Domaso, ITaly - After busy summer season and European title event Melges 24 international fleet has assembled in Domaso, Italy to sail penultimate regatta of the 2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series and Italian Melges 24 Tour on Lake Como this upcoming weekend.

Kevin Welch, MIKEY (USA-835) © IM24CA

September 12, 2018 - San Francisco, US - The 2018 Diversified Melges 24 U.S. National Championship, hosted by The San Francisco Yacht Club in Belvedere, CA concluded over the weekend with Kevin Welch's MIKEY team being crowned National Champion. A solid string of first place finishes further proves Welch's ability to dominate in the U.S. Melges 24 Class.