May 23, 2016 - Malcesine, Italy - On the weekend of May 20-22 Fraglia Vela Malcesine on lake Garda hosted the Act 2 of the Melges 24 Italian Series. After the first event in Portoroz, Slovenia the fleet was back in Italy to collect the points for the series. Gian Luca Perego's Maidollis ITA822 with Carlo Fracassoli helming took the highest position on the podium at the end of the regatta.
May 16, 2016 - IM24CA - Summer 2016 and the high season for the Melges 24 is just about to start in Europe. The International Melges 24 Class Association has always been the leading one-design keel boat class in the world and is going stronger than ever before. To keep up with the pace, we would like know anonymously more on YOU as a Melges 24 sailor. This survey is really easy and takes max 1.5 minutes of your time.
May 18, 2016– Hyeres, France - It was 2009 when a large Melges 24 fleet was sailing in Hyeres to fight for the European Championship, something that will happen again at the end of the upcoming summer (September 2nd to 9th), when the International Melges 24 specialists will cross the bows in the same waters to fight for the same title. The initial Early Bird entry deadline for the 2016 Melges 24 Europeans is in two weeks, i.e. on June 1st.
May 16, 2016 - Muskegon, MI, USA - 140 Melges 24 sailors, from as far away as Wisconsin, Illinois, Georgia, and Canada met in Muskegon, Michigan last weekend to battle for the Midwest One-Design Spring Championship. Muskegon Yacht Club is known for having an excellent race committee, good breeze, great drinks, and amazing food. Everything was delivered in epic fashion.
May 10, 2016 - Kelowna, Canada - Kelowna now has 33 Melges 24 boats registered for the 2016 Land Rover Kelowna Melges 24 Canadian National Championship, including Richard Reid' Zingara to defend the 2015 title and some are coming from as far away as Wisconsin, Connecticut, California and Ontario.
May 7, 2016 - U.S. - Article courtesy of Brian Hutchinson, USA 201, The Last Centurion – The top prize for the 2015-16 BLUESMITHS Melges 24 World Winter Series came down to the 10th and final race of the 4th and final Act – Sperry Charleston Race Week.
May 3, 2016 - Balatonfüredi, Hungary - Just like in the last season there were organized a great event by Balatonfüredi Yacht Club and MVM SE for Melges 24 and J24 classes on the last weekend of April. There were 8 Melges 24 and 11 J24 teams registered for the event considered to be Pre Nationals.
The Land Rover Kelowna 2016 MELGES24 Canadian National Championship is only eight weeks away. Our newest sponsors, HELLY HANSEN, BLUESMITHS, and HUTCHINSON SPORTS have each contributed performance gear for a prize draw open to all skippers that have paid their entry fee by May 15th. The three winners will be announced on May 16th.