We are proud to say that Section 16 won the First M32 Mediterranean Sailing Series! Team EFG, also won the last Melges 24 European Sailing Series Regatta in Luino.
The EFG Team in Luino had an interesting day scoring a 3rd and 9th place. During the second race the young FGF Team took a risk and matched raced Team EFG. The Hungarian team was hoping that Team EFG would make a big mistake and receive a large score and in turn they would lose the regatta. Team EFG came out victorious with an incredible final downwind leg passing 8 boats to finishing 9th in the race and securing the Flavio Favini Cup.
The weather in Ibiza today, only allowed for one race. It was an exciting race in which Section 16 and The Italian Sailing Team ping-ponged between winning the race and getting last. In the end The Italian Sailing Team won the race and and Section 16 finished 5th. Nevertheless, This was still good enough for Section 16 to finish second in this last event and win the inaugural Mediterranean Sailing Series! Riccardo Simonschi and his team at BPlan did an extraordinary job of organizing this series, especially considering the very short lead time that was available.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the people and companies that allow us to do what we love, which is sail and compete at the highest level. Thank you Richard Davies for trusting SPS to run your sailing program. We are honored to work with you and hope to continue our partnership. We have been sponsored by EFG International for almost 5 years, we can not thank you enough for all the support that you have given us. This year Magic Marine sponsored both Section 16 and the EFG Sailing Team, thank you for keeping us comfortable and the prefect temperature all season long. Quantum Sails has been apart of our team since we got back into the Melges 24 in 2012 and we would not have it any other way. Thank you to both, Raptor Deck and Hutchinson Sport, for making our lives easier on the Melges 24.
Last but not least, all of the team members of Section 16 and EFG you are true rock stars and we are lucky to have sailed with you!