EFG Bank (SUI) and White Room (GER) Lead Current 2016 Melges 24 European Sailing Series Rankings

22 July 2016

Christopher Rast and EFG Bank (SUI684) - photo (c)IM24CA/ZGN

Michael Tarabochia's White Room (GER677) with Sebastian Buhler helming  - (c)IM24CA/ZGN

July 21, 2016 - IM24CA - The sailing season in Europe is in full swing and the International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA) has had four events of the 2016 European Sailing Series so far: first in Portoroz, Slovenia in April; second on Lake Attersee, Austria in June; third in Kiel, Germany in June and fourth in Riva del Garda, Italy last weekend.

The current standings of the 2016 Melges 24 European Sailing Series have been calculated and published after four events with 28 single races and 4 discards as the total of the series.

Fifty-nine boats from 15 nations have been collecting points for the ranking so far. Six of them have been taking part from every event so far: Chris Rast's EFG Bank (SUI), Miles Quinton's Gill Race Team (GBR), David Rowen's Imagine (GBR), Michael Tarabochia's White Room (GER) Jörg Hotz' Andele (SUI) and Oleg Dyvinets' Marusia (UKR).

TOP FIVE OVERALL (59 boats ranked from 15 nations):
1. EFG SUI684 - Chris Rast/Flavio Favini/Luka Rodion - 125 pts
2. GILL RACE TEAM GBR694 - Miles Quinton/Geoff Carveth - 146 pts
3. ALTEA ITA735 - Andrea Racchelli - 153 pts
4. IMAGINE GBR557 - David Rowen - 184 pts
5. WHITE ROOM GER677 - Michael Tarabochia/Luis Tarabochia/Sebastian Buhler - 221 pts
Full Overall ranking

TOP FIVE CORINTHIAN OVERALL (41 teams ranked from 11 nations):
1. WHITE ROOM GER677 - Michael Tarabocchia/Luis Tarabochia/Sebastian Buhler - 105 pts
2. GILL RACE TEAM GBR694 - Miles Quinton/Geoff Carveth - 178 pts
3. MARUSIA UKR819 - Oleg Dyvinets - 184 pts
4. TEAM KESBEKE/SIKA/GILL - NED827 - Eelco Blok/Ronald Veraar - 294 pts
5. CINGHI-AILE SUI382 - Michael Good - 333 pts
Full ranking for Corinthian division

The next big event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series will be the most important competition of the European season - Marinepool Melges 24 European Championship 2016 - to be held in another favorite sailing venue  Hyeres in France in September 2-9. The organisers of the Melges 24 Europeans have generously lowered the late entry surcharge to 30% instead of 50% until July 31. The entry fee to pay is 975 Euros instead of 1,125. So please hurry up and and Enter as soon as possible to take advantage of this special offer!

2016 Melges 24 European Sailing Series will come to an end in Luino, Italy in October with the 13th edition of the Lino Favini Cup (Coppa Lino Favini), considered also as the Melges 24 Swiss Open Championship 2016. Last year 24 teams from 9 nations - Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Hungary, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Ukraine and Italy were taking part from this event.

"Same as last year we are proud of hosting the Swiss Nationals, which for us is a great achievement because we believe that our  Melges 24 friends feel our club as home and our lake as their home waters.  For the second time we will also host the final event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series, and the final prize giving. For us this will be a strong reason to try and do our very best in organizing the 2016 event and to confirm Luino as the favorite end of season regatta for the Melges 24 International class. Our sponsors and the Luino municipality will help us again and more but what we will really need is you and your team on our side and here in Luino, October 7th ready to start and to have a good time with us. Good luck for your sailing," have said Flavio Favini.

The Notice of Race of the Luino event has been published and the entry system is open to register here http://melges24.com/europeansailingseries

Results, photos and news of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series can be found melges24.com/europeansailingseries

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Miles Quinton's Gill Race Team GBR694 with Geoff Carveth helming - photo (c) IM24CA/ZGN

Andrea Racchelli and Altea (ITA735) - photo (c)IM24CA/ZGN

David Rowen and Imagine (GBR557) - photo (c)IM24CA/ZGN

Oleg Dyvinets and Marusia (UKR819) - photo (c)IM24CA/ZGN

Eelco Blok's Kesbeke/SIKA/Gill (NED827) with Ronald Veraar helming - photo (c)IM24CA/ZGN 

Michael Good and Cinghi-Aile (SUI382) - photo (c)IM24CA/ZGN

2016 Melges 24 European Sailing Series fourth event on Lake Garda - photo (c)IM24CA/ZGN