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111 Teams And Counting For The Melges 24 World Championship 2016 In Miami

February 10, 2016 – Miami, USA – Amazing interest being shown already for the 2016 Melges 24 World Championship in Miami boasting a beautiful three-digit number – 111 – on the entry list with more than nine months left before the event. The Melges 24 World Championship 2016 will be organised by the Miami Yacht Club in co-operation with US Melges 24 Class and the International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA) and will be held from November 26th to December 3rd

Melges 24 Madness Regatta Draws From the Northern Latitudes Around the World

February 7, 2016 - Miami, USA - If you have a boat and it’s March, the place to be is in ocean off Miami Beach. Melges 24 Madness Regatta will be held on March 18-20 in Miami Yacht Club, the venue for the 2016 Melges 24 World Championship.

Land Rover Kelowna

February 6, 2016 - Kelowna, Canada - by Kelowna Capital News - Land Rover Kelowna dealership will be the title sponsor for the 2016 Melges 24 Canadian National Championship hosted by the Kelowna Yacht Club, June 24 to 26, 2016. The Land Rover Kelowna 2016 Melges 24 Canadian National Championship is stage one of three on the Melges 24 North American tour.

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!
 
Pimp My Ride Contest Winner is Owen Carolan USA441

January 22, 2016 - Key West, FL, US - IM24CA and the organizers of the 2016 Melges 24 World Championship are excited to annouce the winner of the Pimp My Ride contest. The Chairman of IM24CA, Jens Wathne drew the winning number during the awards program at Quantum Key West Race Week on Friday, January 22.

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.

Key West Race Week 2016 Day 4 - Mauro Melandri

January 22, 2016 - Key West, FL, USA - As published by Event Media - It’s coming down to the wire at Quantum Key West 2016 with several classes to be determined on the final day of racing, Industry Partner Day. Organizers with the Storm Trysail Club held three more races on all three courses on Day 4 in solid 10-14 knot winds that started out of the northeast and slowly clocked around to the east, all per prediction.