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Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015 current rankings - Gill Race Team and Marusia on top - Andras Milbich's Jedi Business (HUN-481) with Peter Czegai in helm
31 May, 2015 - Half of the total six events have been held to give the points to the 2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series ranking: the first in Portoroz, Slovenia in March; the second in Balatonfüred, Hungary in the beginning of May and the third as a joint event with the Audi tron Sailing Series Act 3 in Riva del Garda, Italy a week ago.

The current rankings of the series have been published in overall and in Pro-Am division. In this ranking every race sailed counts and worst scores will be excluded after every six races completed. With three events 22 races have been sailed in the series and 3 worst results have been discarded. 57 boats from 16 nations have collected ranking points so far: Austria (6), Czech Republic (4), Denmark (2), Estonia (1), Great Britain (2), Germany (7), Hungary (7), Italy (8), Liechtenstein (1), The Netherlands (5), Norway (2), Russia (1), Slovenia (3), Switzerland (4), Sweden (2) and Ukraine (2).

Five boats from the whole fleet have been taking part from all three events: Gill Race Team (GBR-694), FGF Sailing Team (HUN-728), Jedi Business (HUN-481), Marusia (UR-819) and Ponente/Seven-Five-Nine (HUN-369). These five boats fill also the top 5 places in the overall rankings.

In overall ranking (57 boats ranked) the current leader with 96 points is Miles Quinton's Gill Race Team (GBR-694) with Geoff Garveth and Marshall King in helm followed by Kalman Rozsnyay's FGF Sailing Team (HUN-728) helmed by Robert Bakoczy with 134 points in total. On the third position with 155 points is Andras Milbich's Jedi Business (HUN-481) with Peter Czegai in helm. On the fourth position with 168 points is the best Pro-Am/Corinthian team Marusia with Oleg Dyvinets in helm.

See the full rankings in open division

The leader of Pro-Am division (32 boats ranked) with 65 points is Oleg Dyvinets' Marusia (UKR-819), who has been collecting points from all three events. With 259 points is following Michael Schineis' Pure (AUT-716) and on the third position with 278 points is Ronald Veraar's Team Kesbeke/SIKA/GILL (NED-827) - both been to two events so far.

See the full rankings of the Pro-Am division

Next ranking points will be collected from the epic event in Middelfart, Denmark in one month time - at the Melges 24 World Championship with nearly 100 entries! www.melges24worlds15.dk

The Notice of Race both for the Dutch Open Championship (5th event) and Coppa Lino Favini/Swiss Open Championship as a final event will be published soon.

The 2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series

The first event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series was hosted by the Yachting Club Portoroz in Marina Portoroz, Slovenia followed by the second event in Balatonfüredi Yacht Club, Hungary and the third one - Audi tron Sailing Series Melges 24 Act 3 in Riva del Garda, Fraglia Vela Riva, Italy.

The rest of the series will consist of the three event all over the Europe: Melges 24 World Championship in Middelfart, Denmark; Dutch Open Championship in Medemblik, The Netherlands and as the latest decision of the International Melges 24 Class Association while the Campione regatta in Switzerland was cancelled by the hosting club, Melges 24 Swiss Open Championship / Coppa Lino Favini in October.

For further information about the Melges 24 European Sailing Series please visit www.melges24.com/europeansailingseries

Photo : Gabor Cserta
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