American Michael Goldfarb's War Canoe Victorious at European Sailing Series in Portoroz

American Michael Goldfarb's War Canoe Victorious at European Sailing Series in Portoroz

War Canoe (USA841) of Mike Goldfarb - photo Zerogradinord/IM24CA

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Portoroz, Slovenia - It has been a weekend of light sea breeze in the bay of Piran and Portoroz, but still the Melges 24 fleet, composed for this occasion of twenty-five boats from eleven countries, managed to complete a whole series of scheduled nine races for the second event of the 2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series.

The fight for the podium has been tough until the very last race of the series, when the top teams were all tied in a bunch of points: with partial scores of 6-3-2, the American entry War Canoe (USA841) of Mike Goldfarb, at the first experience in the 2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series, managed to defend the first place obtained in the previous days of racing affirming itself as a winner of the event of Portoroz.

"We are extremely happy with this result. We had been training a while in the USA with the events of Miami and Charleston before coming here: we plan a very busy season with the Melges 24 that is going to include both the Worlds in Victoria, Canada and the Europeans in Riva del Garda, Italy. For this reason it was essential to start measuring ourselves with the European fleet, to start knowing the teams and to perform well on Garda Lake. We will meet again in Torbole," stated Mike Goldfarb, owner and driver of War Canoe. Aboard of War Canoe in Portoroz were sailing also Morten Henriksen, Mark Strube and David Brink.

 
Interview with Mark Strube, crew of the War Canoe USA841 - video edited by Zerogradinord 

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