Favini takes lead over Melges and Larson

Favini takes lead over Melges and Larson

After nine races of the 12-race Melges 24 World Championship off Australia’s Royal Geelong YC, 2001 World Champion and 2013 World runnerup Flavio Favini has taken the lead at the Melges 24 World Championship regatta, two points ahead of the Harry Melges team, who have a 2-2-3-5-1-1-8-(13)-3 for 25 points. In third is 2009 World Champion Chris Larson with 28 points. As crew, Melges has tactician Andy Burdick, Jeff Ecklund, and Federico Michetti. (Burdick and Michetti were on Brian Porter’s winning team in 2013.) Two races will be sailed today, with the final tomorrow. Geelong is about 45 miles southwest of Melbourne.
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2012 Summer Menu

2012 Summer Menu

Greetings Members

Our Dining hours are as follows:

  • Dinner served from 5:00-9:00 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Lunch served 7 days a week from 11:00-2:00
  • Saturday and Sunday lunch now being served upstairs; inside or out under the shade of our new umbrellas!

Printable 2012 Menu

Successful Melges 24 Nationals

Successful Melges 24 Nationals

38 boats competed in a variety of sailing conditions during the 2011 Melges 24 National Championship held September 30 – October 2 and post-race enjoyed the Geneva style hospitality. Being good hosts, the Geneva team allowed the visitors to finish one-two. Bora Gulari from Detroit nipped out Conor Clarke from Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, to win with a one point margin. Brian Porter placed 3rd, Harry Melges, 4th. Others placing in the overall standings were, Tom Freytag, 12th; Mike Keefe, 20th; John Simms, 29th; Steve Boho, 32nd; Dave Weinberg, 33rd; Don Holst, 34th.
Top boat in the Corinthian Division was Tom Freytag’s Wicked Feet.

John Simms
and Steve Boho were regatta co-chairs. Gloria Melges and Bob Pegel organized the race committee volunteers and equipment. George Kummer led the launch team. Kim Bliss, Julie Navin, and the rest of the Club staff made sure everything clicked. The visitors expressed their appreciation to all involved.

You can read a glowing review of the event on the Melges 24 Website. Pictures of the event can be found at www.blocksail.com.