2015 EFG Quite On The Moon At Denmark World Championship

6 July 2015

Will once again the Melges 24 World Champion come from Switzerland? Too early to tell, but during the day five of this great international event Chris Rast's EFG (7-2-1 today) moved some important steps to the victory.

Thanks to some solid results, SUI684 has now a huge lead respect the opponents, trailed by Andrea Racchelli's Altea ITA735 (6-70-4), who managed to keep safe the second spot of the ranking by the return of Bora Gulari's Air Force One USA-820 (10-49-14), still being third.

Out on the bay the day was quite good for Audi Italia Sailing Team's Audi tron ITA840 (12-7-32) that with two races still to sail hopes now to get a podium position.

Due to the important leading of EFG, the most interesting situation is now regarding the Corinthian division, with Tõnu Tõniste's Lenny EST790 (1-9-4) overtaking again three-time Corinthian champion Storm Capital Sail Racing NOR-751 (6-1-48), helmed by Øyvind Jahre. They are now separated just by nine points, but with just one more race in the bank we will have the second discard to shuffle the cards on the table. Third is a former leader Kicker Schäfer's Musto Racing GER803 (10-38-11).

For tomorrow weather forecast predicts some very light wind. PRO Hank Stuart plans to have the start of race thirteen at 11 am.

Today the Melges 24 sailors will have a gala dinner in a wonderful Hindsgavl Castle beginning at 7.30 pm. There are the reasons for many boats for celebrating, for sure, today.

We remind you that the series will count on 14 races and that after the end of race 13 the standings will include two discards.

Melges 24 World Championship is organized by Match Racing Denmark in collaboration with 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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