No Wind, No Racing In Denmark At 2015 Melges 24 Worlds

6 July 2015

Middelfart, Denmark. - Sometimes it happens also in Middelfart that, after a breezy day, you have to lie in the marina waiting for some puff of wind. A lie that today ended with the AP flag over Alfa, so it means that the Melges 24 World Championship 2015 will resume tomorrow morning, with the start of race 10 set for 11 am. 

After nine races, the leader of the ninety five boats Melges 24 fleet is EFG SUI684 steered by Chris Rast. The Swiss entry is now twenty points ahead second day leader Altea ITA735 by Andrea Racchelli and twenty three Gulari-McKee's Air Force One USA820.

In Corinthian Division Kicker Schäfer's Musto Racing GER803 is holding a two-points-margin on three time Corinthian trophy winner Storm Capital Sail Racing NOR751 by Øyvind Jahre and fourteen points on Estonian entry Lenny EST790, with a two-times Olympics medallist Tõnu Tõniste oin helm.

For tomorrow weather forecast predicts some light wind. Principal Race Officer Hank Stuart plans to have the start of race 10 at 11 am.

We remind you that the series will count on fourteen races and that after the end of race 13 the standings will include two discards.

Melges 24 World Championship 2015 is organized by Match Racing Denmark in collaboration with the International Melges 24 Class Association and Middeflart Sailing Club.

Photo gallery by Pierrick Contin / IM24CA

High resolution images are available to accredited media. For further information please E-mail Piret Salmistu

To follow the racing the greatest set ever of the manpower and equipment has been used. With three cameras on the water the streaming was produced by Zerogradinord and SportsXStream along with the International Melges 24 Class Association. Steve Ancsell from United Kingdom and Mauro Melandri as the official Event press Officer from Italy all three races are covering with a fascinating commentary about the racing and content about the Melges 24 Class.

The link to the daily LiveStream can be found here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy7SD_V_E3ZSgPqyhWZhSYg

In addition, live stream from the Morning Briefing and after the racing dock chats will be brought to the audience from the Middelfart Marina. International media team of Zerogradinord will broadcast such content daily until the end of the event. See emotional interviews afterwards and follow the action live here (https://livestream.com/zerogradinord/melges24worlds2015).

The days of the event are:

  • Tuesday 30 of June to Sunday 5th of July: 2015 Melges 24 World Championship
  • Sunday 5 of July: Closing Ceremony

Full schedule of the event

Event website: http://www.melges24worlds15.dk/
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