Champagne conditions for Melges 24 Worlds in Middlefart

02 July 2015 – Middelfart, Denmark. –  What a day here in Middelfart! Thanks to some champagne conditions, PRO Hank Stuart brought home three more races and now, after nine races and one discard, the situation among the 95 boats fleet starts to unravel. 

At the top spot of the ranking there is now Chris Rast's EFG SUI684 (1-1-1) that gets three bullets and is now in front of former leader Andrea Rachelli's Altea ITA735 (25p-3-4), that had a great come back in seventh, closed in third position after starting with OCS. On the third level of the podium retains Bora Gulari's Air Force One USA820 (21p-2-7), that in race seven suffered the same problem of Altea.

“We sailed great today getting some good margin on the opponents, but it's far to be over, especially here, where the race course is really challenging and the fleet huge as never before. Moreover, as we know, tomorrow is another day and we need to be again at our best to manage the situation,” triple time Swiss Olympian Chris Rast said after the daily prize giving hosted in Middelfart Marina's Hospitality Village.

The top three boats are now in a good advantage over their pursuers, led by 2014 Melges 24 World ranking winner Audi tron ITA840 (27-14-9) helmed by Riccardo Simoneschi. To complete the top five we have the best of the Corinthian Division, German entry Musto Racing GER803 (24-11-17) skippered by Kicker Schäfer.


Racing for the Melges 24 World Championship 2015 will resume tomorrow, at 11 am. Weather forecasts predict some light winds of 6-8 knots coming from the South. 

We remind you that the series will count on fourteen races and that after the end of the race number thirteen 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. 


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