February 8, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland - Six months to go and fifty one teams from fourteen nations already signed up to race at the 2017 Melges 24 World Championship that takes place from 28th July to 4th August in Helsinki, Finland. The Notice of Race has been published, online entry has been open for a while and Melges 24 sailors across the globe are invited to make their entries for this prestigious event organised by the Helsingfors Segelklubb (HSK) in co-operation with the International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA) and Finnish Melges 24 Class Association. The online entry, the Notice of Race and other information about the venue are available at http://melges24.com/Worlds2017
It’s been a while when the International Melges 24 fleet was racing in this part of the world. The first time for the international Melges 24 fleet of fifty six teams to race this north was in 2003 when Jacob’s Creek Melges 24 Europeans were organised by the same hosting club HSK. Sailors might also remember the most recent title championship in this area organized by the Finnish-Estonian Melges 24 Class Association in Tallinn, Estonia in 2010.
Event in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melges24worlds2017/
IM24CA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/World.of.Melges24/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Melges_24 Instagram: www.instagram.com/worldofmelges24/
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th July: Registration and Measurement
Sunday 30th July: Practice race and the Opening Ceremony
Monday 31st July to Friday 4th August: Racing at the 2017 Melges 24 World Championship
About Helsingfors Segelklubb (HSK): HSK is a Finnish sailing club founded in 1899. With 1.600 members and 600 registered boats, we are one of Finland’s largest and most successful sailing clubs. Club is located centrally on the west side of Helsinki in Lauttasaari, with an excellent services and traffic connections nearby. The harbour has expanded during the years and today 300 berths and about 100 winter lay-up sites are in use. The new club house was inaugurated in 2010. HSK has been very active to organize the international and local sailing regattas along the years and many famous Finnish sailors are coming from this club. In 2017 to the Sailing Team Finland from HSK have been nominated Tuuli Petäjä-Sirén - RS:X, Kaarle Tapper - Laser Standard, Joonas and Niklas Lindgren – 470 and Mikaela Wulff - 49er FX/470.