Malcesine to open Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2021

Hoping to have definitively left behind the pandemic issues, the International Melges 24 Class Association’s specialists are confidently looking to preparing a revised and amended racing calendar and have chosen Malcesine, Italy for the season opener.

Management of the class, led by Chair Laura Grondin, and Miles Quinton as a Vice Chair in Europe, were prepared and took the necessary steps in time to reorganise the competitive activity of the class, keeping the pandemic in mind.

Therefore, the Notice of Race for the first event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2021 has been published and is set for 25-27 June in Malcesine and will be organised by Fraglia Vela Malcesine.

Twenty teams from Austria, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland and Ukraine have entered for the event to be sailed on Lake Garda. The venue offers challenging conditions.

The Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2021 will come to an end with two further events, scheduled in Austria on Lake Attersee (24-26 September),and in Trieste (1-3 October) at the Società Triestina Sport del Mare.

Trieste will decide the overall winner of the coveted trophy, still in the hands of the 2019 Melges 24 European Sailing Series winner, Gian-Luca Perego (Maidollis), as Covid prevented the 2020 events from taking place.

2021 Melges 24 European Sailing Series will consist of six events:
June 25-27 – Malcesine, Lake Garda, ITA
July 23-25 – Riva del Garda, ITA
August 20-22 – Riva del Garda, ITA
September 4-11 – Portoroz, SLO – Melges 24 Europeans 2021
September 24-26 – Attersee, AUT
October 1-3 – Trieste, ITA

More information: http://www.melges24.com/europeansailingseries

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