E-Melges 24 – February 24, 2017

 

Eight Weeks To Go! There is only two months to go to the first event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2017 in Portoroz to be held on 21-23 April – 25 teams from 12 nations entered to have their first event of the season there! There’s still time to join the fleet and enjoy great hospitality by the Yachting Club Portoroz and Marina Portoroz! Check the details out here melges24.com/europeansailingseries
Throwback to Portoroz, Slovenia in April 2016, where the 2016 Melges 24 European Sailing Series got kicked off. Video edited by Simona Bellobuono / Zerogradinord

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EFG Bank Monaco sets sights on close rivals Al Mouj Muscat in EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour title showdown

EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2017
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French sailing star Thierry Douillard says his EFG Bank Monaco (MON) crew will focus firmly on defending their EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour title from arch rivals Team Al Mouj Muscat (OMA) as the Arabian classic approaches its climax.

 

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Boracay Cup – AY Race Report 5 & Summary

 

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AY Race Report 5 & Summary

2016/17 AY Grand Prix Event

Victory for Centennial III, Black Baza and Bella Uno
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:02:2017 Boracay, Philippines: On the final day, the NE wind increased to 26knots and crews experienced extended surfing rides and consequently incurred some damage in the process. The crucial first race, would determine the overall class winners and the second race would settle the podium places. A man overboard picked up by another competitor, a spinnaker wrap so tight that took them completely off the course, some damaged sails and equipment, resulted in a very depleted fleet line up for the second race. This didn’t stop the yachts still competing, to give up in any way and by continuing to apply the pressure have gained valuable places.

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Boracay Cup – AY Race Report 4

 

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AY Race Report 4

2016/17 AY Grand Prix Event

Scenic passage courses favour big boats
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:02:2017 Boracay, Philippines: PRO Jerry Rollin selected Course 4, a figure of 8 course around Boracay and neighbouring Carabao Islands for the IRC classes and a circumnavigation of Boracay for the Cruisers. The sun was out, sky is blue and the wind still in the 20 knot range. What could possibly go wrong on a day like today? Three clear starts and batten down for a short windward slog, then a long reach to the West of Boracay, through multiple parasail operators, before hardening up to get round the top of Carabao. Check out the action in the AY Photo Gallery

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