November 24, 2015 - Miami, U.S. - The Winter Circuit Sailing Season is getting underway in Miami, FL, and the Melges 24 Class has several events there leading up to the 2016 Melges 24 World Championships next November.
November 23, 2015 - Australia - New boat owner Warwick Rooklyn seemed keen to compete and talked the talk. His Australian built boat Bandit was fully spec‘d up with the best of everything. Warwick was well known in Australian Sailing on many levels. On the racecourse Rooklyn presented a professional campaign, the crew looked slick and sailed fast, team Bandit was intimidating on and off the water.
November 19, 2015 - IM24CA - Extraordinary General Meeting was called to accept the draft of the new Constitution of the International Melges 24 Class Association on November 6. As a result of the discussions and long meeting the new constitution, a standard ISAF constitution template modified to our needs, was accepted by the fourteen National Classes attending the meeting. New constitution was approved by ISAF on November 18, 2015.
On November 14 and 15 the third act of the Chilean Melges 24 Ranking Series was held. Nine teams were in Algarrobo, Pacific Ocean and with wind between 8 and 13 knots and 10ft waves Magic Marine of Pablo Gallyas found the way to beat the pack. Krill with Hernan Serrano at the helm ended the race as the second and Centurion of Juan Ramon Moral closed the podium as the third.
November 16, 2015 - Kelowna, B.C, Canada - Kelowna Yacht Club will host the 2016 Melges 24 Canadian National Championship from June 24-26 in Kelowna, B.C. The special class of boat, a 24-foot light high-performance racer, will be sailed by all competitors in the championships that promises the fastest race speeds seen on Okanagan Lake.
November 16, 2015 - Sanya, China - In 2007 the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) celebrated its centenary and to mark the occasion, introduced a Hall of Fame. Olin Stephens, Dame Ellen Macarthur, Paul Elvström, Barbara Kendall, Eric Tabarly and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston were all inducted in the first instance. They have been joined by seven new inspirational sailors who have been honoured at the 2015 Annual Conference.
November 16, 2015 - Miami, US - This coming weekend, just ahead of the great American Thanksgiving holiday, over twenty Melges 24s will descend upon the venue of the 2016 World Championship, the Miami Yacht Club (MYC) for the first act of the U.S. Melges 24 Class’ World Winter Series (M24-WWS). Taking place on Saturday and Sunday, November 20-22, appropriately named the Miami Invitational, it is a dress-rehearsal of sorts.
November 10, 2015 - Miami, US - The Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, located about a mile from Miami Yacht Club (MYC), is officially offering a discounted rate for 2016 Melges 24 World Championship participants. Worlds will take place at an extremely busy time for Miami so make sure to get your rooms reserved NOW!
November 9, 2015 - Newport, NSW, Asutralia - The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club hosted the seventh Melges East Coast Championships on Pittwater over the weekend. The nine race series has become an important fixture on the annual Melges regatta schedule and RPA racing calendar, attracting competitive sailors from around Australia.
4 November, 2015 - Riviera Zushi Marina, Japan - Altogether 17 Melges boats were taking part at the Melges Japan Week 2015 held in Riviera Zushi Marina on October 31 to November 3. With thirteen Melges 20 teams and four Melges 24 teams the event was considered as the Japan Championship 2015 for both fleets.