The second and final leg of the Melges 24 Vostok Europe series gets underway at Adelaide Sailing Club today as five boats prepare to do battle for the largest prize in the national circuit for the class.
Following on from a light and challenging first leg of the series earlier in the season, where only two races were sailed for the weekend, the standings are wide open with a number of teams capable of taking out the series.
Dan O’Connell and his team on Kowabunga lead the series after a first and a second in the two races at the first leg, however will be challenged by Ken Abbott’s Vostok Europe, which is one point behind Kowabunga, and Doug Watson’s Rank Bajin, which is a further point behind Vostok.
The fleet will also be bumped up by Doug Nairn’s Concubine, which has been the talk of the fleet lately and could turn some heads, as well as Dave Alexander’s The Farm, which is a proven contender in the Melges 24 fleet.
The overall winners of the Vostok Europe series will take home a Vostok Europe sports watch, which is one of the most sought after prizes in sports boat sailing.
If you’re around the Adelaide coastline this weekend get down to the amazing facility that is the Adelaide Sailing Club for what is sure to be an exciting week of sports boat racing and stay tuned for the regatta wrap up early next week.
Vostok Europe Melges 24 Regatta – Entries
- Concubine – Doug Nairn
- Kowabunga – Dan O’Connell
- Rank Bajin – Doug Watson
- The Farm – Dave Alexander
- Vostok Europe – Ken Abbott