Thirty-three teams met in Portoroz, Slovenia for the 1st event of the M24 Euro sailing series!
North Sails teams finished 1,2,4,5,7,9,10 in Portoroz, Slovenia for the first event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series. A fleet of 33 entries from 15 nations showed great representation from all over Europe and the United States. Beautiful spring weather blessed teams with sunshine, clear skies, and fair winds. Very close racing within the top, but the teams that got out ahead early were untouchable once in place. Andrea Racchelli and his team on ‘Altea’ came out 20 points ahead, with unbelievable teamwork and boat speed against their 32 competitors. ‘UpUpUp’ followed behind in 2nd, and ‘FGF Sailing Team’ came in third position.
This is event 1 of 6 total regattas within the 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series. The next event is held on Lake Garda in Italy, followed by Marstrand, Sweden in June, and Helsinki, Finland in July/August, where they will award an overall World Champion. The 5th event is taking place in Medemblik, NED just before the series ends with the 6th and final event in Luino, ITA in late October.
Some very competitive racing out there in Portoroz, we can’t wait to see who comes out on top at the end of the series!
A total of 29 teams, representing 9 different nations, engaged in fierce competition across six events this year. While Cape 31s have attracted some of the world's best sailors, the class rules, which limit the crew to three professionals, also create an environment where owner-drivers race with friends and family.
NORTH SAILS NAMED OFFICIAL SAILMAKER OF ROYAL NEW ZEALAND YACHT SQUADRON
North Sails is proud to be a new major partner to The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. This partnership sees North Sails become RNZYS’ Official Sailmaker for the next three years and the supplier to the club’s new Emirates Team New Zealand Elliott 7 fleet, due to launch in early 2024.