Melges 24 ESS Portoroz

January 23, 2017 – Portoroz, Slovenia - While the Melges 24 season is underway in Australia, America and Chile, then European fleet is having a break yet before the season will start in April. 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series will start in Portoroz, Slovenia in April for the fourth year in a row following then by five more events around Europe through the season. Yacht Club Portoroz together with Portoroz Marina will host the first event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series initiated by the International Melges 24 Class Association on April 20-23.


January 03, 2017 – Toronto, ON, Canada – The National Yacht Club, Toronto opens registrations for Stage Three of the Melges 24 North American Tour. The Melges 24 performance racing boats will be sailed by some of the world’s top competitors in this race, open to teams from all across North America.

US fleet

January 04, 2017 - USMCA - The next best thing to the amazing racing experienced at the Worlds earlier this month is Miami in March — big breeze, flat water and enough runway to light up a downwind leg like a Christmas Tree! To be more specific — we’re talking about Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) happening on March 9-11, 2017 (Thursday-Saturday race days).

US fleet

January 04, 2017 - USMCA -  Online registration is now available for the 2017 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta St. Petersburg taking place on February 17-19. Hosted by the St. Petersburg Yacht Club in St. Petersburg, FL this event will boast at least 15 teams, maybe more!

KWRW 2017

January 04, 2017 - USMCA - The journey to Key West every year for Key West Race Week is one of high anticipation — great racing, warm temps and salty breezes make the pilgrimage to the southernmost point one to look forward to all year long.

This year promises much more as it is the second leg of the Melges 24 Quantum World Winter Series (QWWS).

Membership Renewal

January 04, 2017 - IM24CA - 2017 is underway and it means a renewal of the membership for the International Melges 24 Class Association on our website .


December 19, 2016 - by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor - When it comes to One Design sailing, the venerable Melges 24 class (established 1993) offers big-grin excitement for sailors of all skill levels, while delivering world-class competition at its international-level regattas for sailors who are willing to make the investment of time and monies that a campaign of this nature represents.

Holidays 2016

December 23, 2016 - IM24CA - Dear Melges 24 sailors, owners, builders, officers and friends! Thank you all for your time and efforts contributing to the Melges 24 class worldwide!  It was great to see you all involved with the best ever one design sportsboat class Melges 24! May your Holidays be a collection of good and happy memories! Happy New Year! See you on the water!

EGM 2016

December 23, 2016 - IM24CA - IM24CA’s Extraordinary meeting was held on December 21 at 9 pm CET. There were 15 participants in this meeting – represented by 7 Executive Committee members and by 5 NCA’s altogether 14 national classes (either present or with proxies) had their votes out there. Please find the Minutes of the EGM at IM24CA website under

Decisions made and voting results in short:

REMINDER: IM24CA’s Extraordinary General Meeting will take place on December 21

December 19, 2016 - IM24CA - This is to remind you that because the Treasurer elections were not held at the Annual General Meeting in Munich on November 5th, World Council decided to call for Extraordinary General Meeting. Treasurer’s post was left open due to the need of clarification of the Constitution. The World Council of the International Melges 24 Class Association has decided to call for the EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING on December 21.