MELGES 24 ESTONIA: Windy weekend in Tallinn during Finnish-Estonian Ranking 2

Lenny EST790 2015 FIN-EST Rank 2 in Tallinn

8 June, 2015 - Tallinn, Estonia - The second event of the 2015 Melges 24 Finnish Estonian Ranking was held in Kalev Yacht Club, Tallinn, Estonia on June 6-7. Four Estonian teams were on starting line to prepare both for the Estonian Championship next weekend and majority of them for the Melges 24 World Championship 2015 in Middelfart, Denmark in 3 weeks time.

For sure Tõnu Tõniste's Lenny EST790 and Peter Šaraškin's Zuxu EST791 competing, but it's great to see Ants Haavel's Freddy EST826 back with Ants Haavel in helm and the rest of the crew from Rock City team. Fourth boat competing was EST573 with Targo Raus in helm. No Finnish boats this time sadly in Tallinn - hope to see them next weekend!

2015 Finnish-Estonian Melges 24 Ranking 2 in Tallinn

2015 Finnish-Estonian Melges 24 Ranking 2 in Tallinn - Photo: Greta Tooming

The conditions in the morning of the first day were not that promising for sailors - the sun in a clear blue sky and a very weak wind only. But for the midday, when the first race was scheduled to start, there was around 3 m/s from NW. Tight battle between the two top Estonian teams Lenny and Zuxu was interesting to see while Freddy added more excitement to the competition.

On the second day of the event clear blue sky and sunshine and western wind of... 30 knots constant and 42 with gusts, long waves of 1,5-2 m.

Zuxu EST791 - 2015 Finnish-Estonian Melges 24 Ranking 2 in Tallinn

Zuxu EST791 - 2015 Finnish-Estonian Melges 24 Ranking 2 in Tallinn  - Photo: Greta Tooming

Zuxu EST791 - 2015 Finnish-Estonian Melges 24 Ranking 2 in TallinnZuxu EST791 - 2015 Finnish-Estonian Melges 24 Ranking 2 in Tallinn - Photo: Greta Tooming

Freddy EST826 - 2015 Finnish-Estonian Melges 24 Ranking 2 in TallinnFreddy EST826 - 2015 Finnish-Estonian Melges 24 Ranking 2 in Tallinn - Photo. Greta Tooming

Two races completed instead of scheduled three, but lots of fun and great feelings in downwind sailing/surfing. Altogether 6 races during two days held on Tallinn bay.

1. LENNY - Tõnu Tõniste 7 pts
2. ZUXU - Peter Šaraškin 8 pts
3. FREDDY - Ants Haavel 12 pts
4. EST-573 Targo Raus 20 pts

See the full results

Melges 24 Estonian Open Championships will be held in Kalev Yacht Club Tallinn on June 12-14 and this event will be considered as the 3rd event of the 2015 Finnish-Estonian Ranking and the 2nd event of the Doyle Sails Nordic Trophy.

Lenny EST790 - 2015 Finnish-Estonian Melges 24 Ranking 2 in Tallinn

Lenny EST790 - 2015 Finnish-Estonian Melges 24 Ranking 2 in Tallinn - Photo: Piret Salmistu

Photo galleries by Greta Tooming / Piret Salmistu
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