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Jose Miguel Rubio' Obsession

April 5, 2016 - Chile - The youngest National Class of the International Melges 24 Class Association Chile held the events of the 2015-16 Melges 24 Chilean Ranking Series since September 2015 to April2016. After 26 races during seven regattas Jose Miguel Rubio's Obsession was crowned as the Champion of the Chilean Melges 24 Ranking Series!  The second in the ranking is Hernan Serrano's Krill and Pal Gallyas' Magic Marine filled the third level on the podium.

2016 Melges 24 European Sailing Series Portoroz

April 4, 2016 - Porotorz, Slovenia - Christopher Rast’s EFG Bank (SUI684) helmed by Flavio Favini in open division and Eelco Blok’s Kesbeke/Sika/Gill (NED827) with Ronald Veraar helming in Corinthian division got the best points for the 2016 Melges 24 European Sailing Series ranking at the first event of the season in Portoroz, Slovenia over the weekend of April 1-3.

Porotoroz 2016 Day 2

April 2, 2016 - Porotoroz, Slovenia - Opposite to the yesterday's weather forecast for today the gods of winds continued to play the April Fools' games on the bay near to Portoroz today keeping the Melges 24 fleet waiting ashore for more wind to come. Postponement in the morning was awarded with the four successful starts in the afternoon on the second day of the 2016 Melges 24 European Sailing Series' season opener  in Portoroz, Slovenia. 

Day 1 Video of the 2016 Melges 24 European Sailing Series

April 2, 2016 - Portoroz, Slovenia - Circling winds inhibited racing on the first day of Act 1 of the 2016 Melges 24 European Sailing Series in Portoroz SLO. All start attempts failed and the fleet went back to the harbour. Enjoy the video edited by Zerogradinord/Simona Bellobuono.

2016 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Portoroz

April 1, 2016 - Portoroz, Slovenia - The 2016 Melges 24 European Sailing Series was opened this morning with Skippers Meeting on the terrace of the Yachting Club Portoroz. Michael Good representing the International Melges 24 Class Association as the Member Europe of the Executive Committee welcomed the sailors from thirteen nations on behalf of the class and introduced the Principal Race Officer Bojan Gale as well as the Jury Chairman Uros Zvan.  

Final warm up before the season starts

March 31, 2016 - Porotoroz, Slovenia - Fifteen teams signed online for the Melges 24 Clinic in Portorož to brush up on racing skills and learn from the current World Champion Christopher Rast representing Quantum Sails as Melges 24 expert. The water session focused on practice starts and boat-handling maneuvers as the coach boat followed the fleet giving instant feedback to the teams.

2016 Melges 24 European Sailing Series Will Kick Off This Weekend

March 31, 2016 – Portoroz, Slovenia – Like one year ago, Yacht Club Portoroz together with Portoroz Marina will host the first event of the world famous Melges 24 European Sailing Series initiated by the International Melges 24 Class Association.

Canadian Nationals 2016

March 30, 2016 - Kelowna, BC, Canada - Canada is Stage 1 of the North American Melges 24 Tour and local racing has started on Okanagan Lake! With 31 boats registered for June’s Land Rover Kelowna 2016 Melges 24 Canadian Nationals, they’re in the thick of planning the event, and with last year’s great wind conditions, it’s looking like a fast season.

MELGES24 MADNESS REGATTA: More Than Luck of the Irish

March 23, 2016 - Miami, U.S. - The MELGES24 World Winter Series returned to Miami for Act 3- The MELGES24 MADNESS Regatta and another dose of sensational ocean racing off Miami Beach. Teams traveled from mostly northern latitudes in both Europe and North America for the warm and sunny, planing conditions that make Miami Beach one of the best sailing venues in the world. 

Act 6 Of The Chilean Melges 24 Ranking - Pal Gallyas' Cup

March 22, 2016 - Lake Rapel, Chile - Last Saturday, on March 19th there was Act 6 of the Chilean Melges 24 Ranking 2015-16 held on Lake Rapel. With this event the passionate Melges 24 sailor, 86 years old Mr Pal Gallyas was honoured and the teams were competing to win the Pal Gallyas Cup.