The Notice of Race has been published for the Melges 24 World Championship 2015 and Melges 24 sailors from across the globe are welcome to make their entries for this event that takes place from 30th June to 5th July 2015 in Middelfart, Denmark.
2014 Melges 24 Christmas Sprint Series - Adelaide Sailing Club played host once again to the Melges 24 class for its 'Christmas Sprint Series', the third three day M24 regatta in five weeks held by ASC which, (in the same season the club is also hosting the M24 Australian Championship) says something about the power of persuasion, energy and organisation being put in to M24 class by its Australian Secretary Donna Evans. Not to miss the enthusiasm and continuing professionalism of the ever cheerful ASC PRO Mike Rogers, Commodore Mick Bowley and team of staff and volunteers.
There has been a resurgence of family teams in the Melges 24 class and it is a healthy development. Recognized the world over as a breakthrough boat for its speed and ease of sailing, the Melges 24 has the added quality of bringing families together. Some of the family teams start with a couple. Other teams have grade-school children, high school, and college-aged or young adults in their makeup.
Quantum Key West Race Week is less than 3 months away and it appears that the comeback class for the 2015 edition will be the Melges 24 class. At the end of October we already have more boats entered than last year (scratch sheet) and projections are for 20-25 boats on the Division 2 starting line next January.
Lake Macquarie turned on spectacular summer weather for the 2014 Pusser’s Rum Melges 24 New South Wales State Championships. Lake Macquarie Yacht Club hosted the three day event (21-23 Nov), the largest Melges 24 fleet competing at a State Titles to date. Interstate teams travelled to Belmont to enjoy the quality competition including South Australian Robin Deussen’s Redmist from Adelaide Sailing Club and Victorian team Jonno Bannister’s Penultimate Challenge from Mornington Yacht Club.