Melges 24 Estonian Championship 2019 in Kalev Yacht Club with Melges 24 family 3 days of racing in very different conditions: starting from pouring rain and wind gusts up to 30 knots on Friday; then perfect sailing conditions in lovely sunshine with winds up to 15 knots on Saturday; then Sunday starting with AP ashore and then light breeze up to 6-8 knots which allowed to get 2 races in having 8 races in total series.
Congratulations are in full order to “Lenny” Sailing team with Tõnu Tõniste in helm, who grabs the Estonian Melges 24 Champion title in style – with only one result less than victory (2nd) in the series. Peter Šaraškin and his team on ZUXU gets the Silver medals and the Bronze medals go to Team Korutv.fi of Tomi Hakola with well known Rock City team members onboard and Tiit Vihul at the helm. Unfortunately their halyard gave up during the second they, so that they missed 2 races. Fourth place belongs to Tõnis Haavel’s Yes Sir No Sir. Awesome to see also some new young sailors sailing Melges 24!
Three teams from Estonia are going to Sardinia next to the Melges 24 pre-Worlds and 2019 Melges 24 World Championship – Villasimius, ITA in October – fingers crossed!
Full results: RESULTS
Text: Piret Salmistu