All Russian Podium At 2017 Melges 20 World League, Zadar

Monday, 12 June 2017

Ezhkov and Kaverzina capture top trophies in Zadar, Croatia as teams look ahead to the upcoming European Championship in Sibenik on July 12-15

Zadar, Croatia (June 11, 2017) - The third event of the 2017 Melges 20 World League, European Division came to a close today with a full and complete, top-to-bottom Russian podium. The last day of racing commenced under very shifty conditions. After a wholehearted attempt by the Race Committee to set the course and give a start for Race Seven, the shifting breeze simply refused to cooperate.

With no additional races completed, the results from Day Two stand as final with Alexander Ezhkov's PIROGOVO crowned Zadar Champion with crew members Daniil Adzintsou and Alexander Ekimov.

In second place overall is Vladimir Prosikhin's NIKA, securing a fixed presence on the podium of the Melges 20 World League, European Division Ranking thanks to his success in Porto Venere and Scarlino. Igor Rytov's RUSSIAN BOGATYRS rounded out the top three podium positions, further reaffirming his lead of the 2017 Melges 20 World League Ranking.

In the Corinthian Division, the very Russian Marina Kaverzina at the helm of MARUSSIA has captured her second event title of the season in Zadar as top all-amatuer Champion. Wilma Homann's FANTASTICHINA came second, followed by Japan's Koji Matsumoto on TEMPUS in third.

If only for a moment, all eyes will to shift to North America for the Sail Newport Regatta on July 7-9 in Newport, RI, then back to Europe for the 2017 Melges 20 European Championship in Sibenik, Croatia on July 12-15, and onward to Asia for the Melges Summer Regatta in Akiya, Japan on July 22-23.

The Melges 20 World League European Division is supported by Helly Hansen, Garmin Marine, Toremar, Lavazza and Barracuda Communication.

TOP FIVE RESULTS (FINAL - After Six Races, One Discard)
1.) Alexander Ezhkov, PIROGOVO; 1-2-1-10-[14]-6 = 20
2.) Vladimir Prosikhin, NIKA; 2-[15]-9-9-4-4 = 28
3.) Igor Rytov, RUSSIAN BOGATYRS; 16-[21]-12-6-1-5 = 40
4.) Krzysztof Krempec; MAG TINY; 5-4-2-12-21-[22] = 44
5.) Oleg Evdokimenko, KOTYARA; 11-[17]-4-8-7-14 = 44
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1.) Igor Rytov, RUSSIAN BOGATYRS = 67 pts.
2.) Vladimir Prosikhin, NIKA = 38 pts.
3.) Drew Freides, PACIFIC YANKEE = 37 pts.
4.) Achille Onorato, MASCALZONE LATINO = 36 pts.
5.) Rodney Jones, CARS 167 = 33 pts.
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The International Melges 20 Class would like to extend a very special thanks to the following sponsors who make the 2017 Melges World League European Division racing possible: Helly Hansen, Garmin Marine, Lavazza, Toremar, and Barracuda Communications.

The Melges 20 fulfills the need for a more compact, yet spacious, fast, well-built sportboat. With its introduction, Melges Performance Sailboats delivered the next generation of sailboat racing and competition. An exclusive Reichel/Pugh keelboat design, it is advanced in every respect. Seriously fun, simple to sail, made with high-quality materials and easy to rig, the Melges 20 enjoys a well-established and ever-growing worldwide fleet and fan base. For more information, visit the International Melges 20 Class Association (IM20CA) at

The Melges World League is the ultimate one-design competition, uniting the Melges 20 and Melges 32 owners across the globe into one streamlined championship system. It is a season-long series that includes regattas hosted at the world's most desirable venues, featuring sailing's best owner/drivers and Corinthian sailors throughout North America, Europe and Asia. News, results and other info will be published online as it becomes available at

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Last Updated ( Monday, 12 June 2017 )