Half of the total six events have been held to give the points to the 2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series ranking: the first in Portoroz, Slovenia in March; the second in Balatonfüred, Hungary in the beginning of May and the third as a joint event with the Audi tron Sailing Series Act 3 in Riva del Garda, Italy a week ago.
The current rankings of the series have been published in overall and in Pro-Am division. In this ranking every race sailed counts and worst scores will be excluded after every six races completed. With three events 22 races have been sailed in the series and 3 worst results have been discarded. 57 boats from 16 nations have collected ranking points so far: Austria (6), Czech Republic (4), Denmark (2), Estonia (1), Great Britain (2), Germany (7), Hungary (7), Italy (8), Liechtenstein (1), The Netherlands (5), Norway (2), Russia (1), Slovenia (3), Switzerland (4), Sweden (2) and Ukraine (2).
Five boats from the whole fleet have been taking part from all three events: Gill Race Team (GBR-694), FGF Sailing Team (HUN-728), Jedi Business (HUN-481), Marusia (UR-819) and Ponente/Seven-Five-Nine (HUN-369). These five boats fill also the top 5 places in the overall rankings.
In overall ranking the current leader with 96 points is Miles Quinton's Gill Race Team (GBR-694) with Geoff Garveth and Marshall King in helm followed by Kalman Rozsnyay's FGF Sailing Team (HUN-728) helmed by Robert Bakoczy with 134 points in total. On the third position with 155 points is Andras Milbich’s Jedi Business (HUN-481) with Peter Czegai in helm. On the fourth position with 168 points is the best Pro-Am/Corinthian team Marusia with Oleg Dyvinets in helm.
Miles Quinton's Gill Race Team GBR-694 helmed by Marshall King and Geoff Carveth - photo Gabor Cserta
Kalman Rozsnyay's FGF Sailing Team (HUN-728) helmed by Robert Bakoczy - photo Gabor Cserta
Andras Milbich’s Jedi Business (HUN-481) with Peter Czegai in helm - photo Gabor Cserta
In open division top 3 boats – 57 boats ranked:
1. GBR694 GILL RACE TEAM – Geoff Carveth/Marshall King - 96 pts
2. HUN728 FGF SAILING TEAM – Robert Bakoczy - 134 pts
3. HUN481 JEDI BUSINESS – Peter Czegai - 155 pts
See the full rankings in open division
The leader of Pro-Am division with 65 points is Oleg Dyvinets' Marusia (UKR-819), who has been collecting points from all three events. With 259 points is following Michael Schineis’ Pure (AUT-716) and on the third position with 278 points is Ronald Veraar’s Team Kesbeke/SIKA/GILL (NED-827) – both been to two events so far.
Oleg Dyvinets' Marusia (UKR-819) - photo IM24CA/Zerogradinord
Michael Schineis’ Pure (AUT-716) - photo Gabor Cserta
Ronald Veraar’s Team Kesbeke/SIKA/GILL (NED-827) - photo IM24CA/Zerogradinord
In Pro-Am division top 3 boats – 32 boats ranked:
1. UKR819 MARUSIA – Oleg Dyvinets -65 pts
2. AUT716 PURE – Michael Schineis -259 pts
3. NED827 TEAM KESBEKE/SIKA/GILL – Ronald Veraar - 278 pts
See the full rankings of the Pro-Am division
Next ranking points will be collected from the epic event in Middelfart, Denmark in one month time – at the Melges 24 World Championship with nearly 100 entries! http://www.melges24worlds15.dk/
The Notice of Race both for the Dutch Open Championship (5th event) and Coppa Lino Favini/Swiss Open Championship will be published soon.