North Sails NEWS

April 25, 2017

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!

‘Altea’, first place finisher in event #1 of M24 European Series © Mauro Melandri

Link to final results