At the 2013 IMCA World Council AGM the rule change proposal to reduce the height of the stanchions (already approved in outline at the 2012 AGM) was ratified. Subject to approval by ISAF this rule change will be introduced on 1 January 2014.
After nineteen years with the Melges 24 class, the current Administrator Fiona Brown announced her retirement from the class after the European Championship in Medemblik this August. The new IMCA Administrator and Media Coordinator will be Piret Salmistu from Tallinn, Estonia.
The dates for the 2014 Melges 24 European Sailing Series have been confirmed. Responding to the fantastic reception that last year's series received, the 2014 programme will once again feature five regattas across Europe. The programme has been designed to ensure ease of logistics for the competitors and top quality racing at outstanding venues. The jewel in the crown will be the Melges 24 European Championship on Lake Balaton in May. The full programme is
The initial entry deadline for the Gill Melges 24 World Championship, taking place in Geelong from 27 January to 2 February, is Saturday 30 November so if you plan to enter and want to take advantage of the early entry discount take action now and make your entry at the event website. Competitors who have already made their entry but not yet paid their entry fee are reminded that the need to make their payments before the end of this week to avoid paying the 50% late entry fee.