Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2016 - Invitation to the bid

The International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA) hereby invites the yacht clubs and national classes around Europe, which are interested to host one of the 2016 Melges 24 European Sailing Series (ESS) events, to submit their bids.   

Competitor Announcement #1: 2015 CSR MARINE Melges 24 U.S. National Championship

19 June, 2015 - Cascade Locks, Oregon, US - Welcome to the first of several Competitor Announcements (CA) that will be issued by the USMCA in regards to the forthcoming 2015 Nationals. In a grand effort to help you and your team be better prepared for competition, please carefully review the following items:

Melges 24 World Championship 2015 – 10 days to go

19 June, 2015 - Middelfart, Denmark - A maritime market town in the el dorado of Denmark - Middelfart, the venue for the most important event of the year for the Melges 24 fleet, has ten days to wait while around 500 sailors will fill the marina and town. Melges 24 World Championship will take place from June 30 until July 5 in Middelfart marina organized by Match Racing Denmark along with Middelfart Sailing Club in cooperation with International Melges 24 Class Association.  

Tõnu Tõniste Lenny EST790 - EST Champ 2015 - photo Piret Salmistu

15 June, 2015 – Tallinn, Estonia – 2015 Melges 24 Estonian Championship was held on June 12-14 in Kalev Yacht Club, Tallinn, Estonia. The place is known for many sailors as the venue for the 2010 Melges 24 Worlds and also for the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympic Games’ Sailing Regatta. Regatta was considered to be as the Doyle Sails Nordic Trophy’s 2nd event and Finnish-Estonian Ranking’ 3rd event. Not many chances was leaving for other teams Tõnu Tõniste’s Lenny EST790 winnig the title of the Melges 24 Estonian Champion.

Lenny EST790 2015 FIN-EST Rank 2 in Tallinn

8 June, 2015 - Tallinn, Estonia - The second event of the 2015 Melges 24 Finnish Estonian Ranking was held in Kalev Yacht Club, Tallinn, Estonia on June 6-7. Four Estonian teams were on starting line to prepare both for the Estonian Championship next weekend and majority of them for the Melges 24 World Championship 2015 in Middelfart, Denmark i

Doyle Sails Nordic Trophy 2015 in Amal, Sweden

1 June, 2015 - Åmål, Sweden - The first Doyle Sails Melges 24 Nordic Trophy event was sailed from 29th to 31st of May in Åmål. Åmål is less than 200 km west from Oslo and north from Gothenburg. A tiny cosy village of under 10 000 inhabitants. The facilities and hospitality was superb.

Melges 24 European Sailing Series

Half of the total six events have been held to give the points to the 2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series ranking: the first in Portoroz, Slovenia in March; the second in Balatonfüred, Hungary in the beginning of May and the third as a joint event with the Audi tron Sailing Series Act 3 in Riva del Garda, Italy a week ago.

 Doyle Sails Melges 24 Nordic Trophy 2015 in Amal, Sweden

30 May 2015 - Åmål, Sweden - Three races in really rainy, moist, cold and windy conditions on the second day of the 2015 Doyle Sails Melges 24 Nordic Trophy first event in Amal, Sweden. The fleet enjoyed big waves and downwind speeds of 15+ knots. Norwegian Peder Nergaard's Blow Henry Lloyd is holding its leadership.

Amal, Sweden

29 May 2015 - Åmål, Sweden - Great fleet of seventeen ‎Melges24‬ boats has started the 2015 Doyle Sails Nordic Trophy's first event in Åmal, Sweden today. Nations and boats represented are: Finland - 1; Denmark - 1; Sweden - 9; Norway - 6. Three races completed and Peder Nergaard's Blow Henry Lloyd NOR-787 is leading followed by the three fellow countrymens.

Melges 24 - Riva event - photo Mauro Melandri

46 boats from 14 nations were racing at the third event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series in Riva del Garda considered also as the Audi tron Sailing Series Act 3 “The King of the Lake” organised by B.Plan Sport&Events (BPSE) in cooperation with Melges Europe and International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA) and hosted by the Fraglia Vela Riva Yacht Club on May 22-24.