Yachting club Portorož is gearing up to host the opening Act of 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series from 20 to 23 April 2017. The Notice of Race has been published on the official website and the first call for entries into the new season is now open.
To encourage participants to enter as soon as possible, the organizers are offering special discounts on the entry fee. In order to benefit from the early bird rate of 230€, teams must apply online and pay the fee by Monday 13 February. Afterwards the standard entry fee of 270€ will kick in.
Last year great race conditions coupled with extremely capable race committee attracted 26 boats from all over Europe featuring three time Olympian Christopher Rast and two-time America’s Cup sailor Flavio Favini who ultimately won the first act.
Branko Parunov, co-chairman of the organising Committee, hopes the growing trend will continue: “We are very glad to welcome back the Melges 24 fleet for the fourth year in a row. A glance at previous editions illustrates how popular and successful it has been, so we’re looking forward to pushing the event to the next level and attract even more newcomers“.
The action will start on Friday 21 April with three races scheduled in front of the picturesque medieval town of Piran.
Any queries regarding the event can be directed to:
Yachting Club Portorož Organizing Committee
Name: Monika Romanello