2016 Melges 24 European Championship in Hyères Is Open For Entries

February 5, 2016 - Hyères, France – The Notice of Race has been published for the Melges 24 European Championship 2016 and Melges 24 sailors are invited to make their entries for the most prestigious event of the year in Europe that takes place from 2nd to 9th September 2016 in Hyères, France.  

North Sails One Design: Key West - Black Seal Interview

January 28, 2016 - by North Sail One Design North America - 2016 is shaping up to be a big year for Melges 24 sailors as the class prepares for the World Championships in Miami this fall. The first major event of the year was held at Key West Race Week where Richard Thompson and his team christened the brand new Black Seal-GBR850 with a dominating class win over a very talented fleet.

Quantum’s New Melges 24 Class Expert on Promoting the Fleet

January 27, 2016 - by Quantum Sails - Chris Rast is a three-time Olympian and professional sailor based in Switzerland. Along with sailing fast boats and having as much fun as he can, Rast has a new role as Quantum’s Melges 24 Class Expert.

New Chairman for the Melges 24 Class Sweden
January 26, 2016 - IM24CA - Since January 2016 Tomas Skålén stepped in to the shoes of Fredrik Wenehult and started as the new Chairman of the Melges 24 Class Sweden. IM24CA wishes Tomas the best in this role and a big Thank-You to Fredrik for all his voluntary job keeping Melges 24 spirit high in Sweden!
Black Seal - Richard Thompson UK at KWRW 2016

January 22, 2016 - Key West, FL, USA - Report by Event Media – It was a wild ride for the Melges 24s reveling in the planing downwind conditions on the final day of Key West racing competition. British skipper Richard Thompson steered Black Seal to overall victory in the 12-boat Melges 24 class, overtaking John Brown’s Blind Squirrel by winning Race 10. Jamie Lea called tactics for Thompson, a class veteran who achieved a bucket list item by winning their class at Quantum Key West 2016.