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Lenny EST790 - Andrea Carloni
April 7, 2019 - Portoroz, Slovenia - The third day of the Marina Portoroz Melges 24 Regatta, the season opener of the 2019 Melges 24 European Sailing Series, concluded the winner and shuffled the cards among Top Five. Estonian Lenny, taking early lead since the first day, confirmed its victory with eleven point margin ahead of Italian Taki 4 and Arkanoe by Montura completing the podium - both in overall and Corinthian rankings. Thirty boats from all over the Europe were representing ten countries in the first event of the season.
Melges 24 fleet in Portoroz 2019 - Andrea Carloni

April 6, 2019 - Portoroz, Slovenia - A light breeze prevented the Race Committee of the Marina Portoroz Melges 24 Regatta 2019, the first event of the 2019 Melges 24 European Sailing Series, from getting more than one race sailed today. Some increase in wind is forecast for tomorrow, while tonight sees the Melges 24 Sailors Dinner take place in the Marina Portoroz. 

Melges 24s in Portoroz 2019 - Andrea Carloni
April 5, 2019 - Portoroz, Slovenia - The season opener of the 2019 Melges 24 European Sailing Series kicks off in Portoroz, Slovenia, despite of the weather, which was not so generous to the Melges 24 sailors today. Nevertheless, thirty teams representing ten nations from all over the Europe have completed three races with Southerly Sirocco wind. 
Melges 24 Portoroz SLO 2018
April 4, 2019 - Portoroz, Slovenia - The engines are warming up in Portoroz, Slovenia where in the upcoming weekend, from April 5th to 7th, the inaugural act of the 2019 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Marina Portoroz Melges 24 Regatta - will be hosted by Yacht Club Marina Portoroz and Slovenian Melges 24 Class Association, with the cooperation of the International Melges 24 Class Association. 
Red Mist

March 28, 2019 - Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, Australia - Sixteen races over six days, with wind from every direction and of a variety of strengths on Lake Macquarie. For this reason competitors went home very happy after competing in the Accru 2019 Melges 24 NSW State and Australian National Championships. There was a wind direction or wind speed that suited every boat at some stage throughout the two regattas.

Melges 24 - WS Class Association

March 26, 2019 - IM24CA -  After reviewing the proposals to amend the Melges 24 Class Rules submitted by the World Council of the International Melges 24 Class Association, World Sailing has approved changes to the Melges 24 Class Rules on March 25th. A new edition of the Melges 24 Class Rules 2019 has published which comes into effect immediately.

Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019 - ZGN

March 11, 2019 - Miami, USA - The exhilarating speed and excitement of the Melges 24 was embodied this past weekend by 2019 Melges 24 Bacardi Cup Invitational Champion Andrea Pozzi at the helm of Bombarda. Joined by tactician Matteo Ivaldi and crew members Carlo Zermini, Nicholas del Ferro and Stefano Ciampalini, this was Pozzi’s second appearance on the 2018/19 Winter Series circuit.

Bombarda ITA860 - ZGN

March 9, 2019 - Miami, FL, USA - Miami and Biscayne Bay today showcased the best day of racing as this iconic racing venue said good-bye to the 500 sailors who competed at the Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019. A great Easterly breeze of around 10 knots, sun shining warm and wave chop a lot less than the previous days made for a perfect race day. All of the classes finished their scheduled races at this the best spring sailing yacht racing event in the North Hemisphere.

USA801 Shaka - ZGN

March 8, 2019 - Miami, FL, USA - Miami and the South of Florida woke up under a cloudy sky with the wind blowing vigorously at 15/18 knots from East/North East on day 5 of the 2019 Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta. All races started on schedule at 1100 hours across the different race courses on Biscayne Bay. Three races were added to Melges 24 total score.

USM24CA Ranking Series

March 7, 2019, USA - The final stage of the 2018/19 Melges 24 Winter Series comes to a close this weekend at the Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta. With two events complete and one final stage to go, Bruce Ayres’ Monsoon, leads the three-part Series that commenced back in December 2018. View the 2018/19 Melges 24 Bacardi Winter Series Ranking (After Two Events).