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Melges 24 Chile

January 14, 2016 - Lake Rapel, Chile - Over the weekend of January 9-10 Melges 24 Chilean Class had the 5th Act of the Melges 24 2015-2016 Chilean Ranking on Lake Rapel. Obsession with Jose Rubio at the helm won all but one out of the six races.  

On the second place was Krill of Hernan Serrano and Black Mamba with Claudio Ortiz got the third place after six very competitive races.

Terry Hutchinson

January 14, 2016 - Key West, FL, USA -  With over ten months to go before the start of the 2016 Melges 24 Miami Worlds, registration just reached the 100-boat mark. Bow No. 100 went to Melges 24 class veteran, America's Cup skipper and multi-class World champion, Terry Hutchinson of Quantum Sails. 

John Abel and Benedek Fluck

January 12th, 2016 - IM24CA - After the retirement of Hank Stuart, the current Championship Coordinator of the International Melges 24 Class Association, it was discussed and decided by IM24CA to divide the job of the Championship Coordinator between two persons covering different hemispheres. The new Championship Coordinators will be John Abel from Victoria, BC, Canada for Western Hemisphere and Asia Pacific; and Benedek Fluck from Budapest, Hungary for Europe. 

Hank Stuart

After ten years with the Melges 24 class, the current Championship Coordinator of the International Melges 24 Class Association Hank Stuart announced his retirement this autumn. Hank has been either the PRO or the Class Representative for every IM24CA continental championship since 2006. His presence in IM24CA and at the championships has been creating lots of respect and admiration of officers, organizers, sailors and people around the globe. Huge Thank You, Hank Stuart!

Time To Renew Your Membership of the International Melges 24 Class Association

It´s time to renew the International Melges 24 Class Association membership database on our website www.melges24.com  and later during the year pay your membership fees. As decided at the 2015 AGM a full membership fee was increased by 5 Euros to 100 Euros.

CAN Nationals 2016

January 1, 2016 - Kelowna, BC, Canada - Kelowna Yacht Club’s June 24-26 Championship is Stage 1 of 3 North American Melges 24 major events, with the Stage 2 US Nationals held in Lake Geneva, October 7-9 and the Stage 3 US Worlds in Miami, November 26 – December 3. With 24 boats signed up and six months to go, the 2016 Melges 24 Canadian National Championship is projected to reach 40 plus teams.

2016 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - NoR and Online Entry

December 31, 2015 - Portoroz, Slovenia - The excitement has been mounting, but the day has finally arrived – the Notice of Race for the first event of the 2016 Melges 24 European Sailing Series has been published and is available for download in Italian/English or Slovenian/English version.

Mami Invitational 2015_Zingara

December 29, 2015 - Miami, USA - The MELGES24 fleet is encouraging teams to register for the 2016 MELGES24 Miami World Championship before New Year's. We need just a few more entries to start the new year with a triple-digit roster. Please forward the registration link, below, to a buddy and help them start planning a trip to one of the most spectacular sailing venues in the wor

UK Melges 24 Class making strong progress

December 28, 2015 - UK - The Melges 24 Class has undergone a significant reversal of its fortunes in the UK with the rapid growth in the number of boats class racing on the east coast. With twelve boats now based on the River Orwell at Suffolk Yacht Harbour the fleet is planning a full program of events, including a three day National Championship, to be run under the burgee of the Haven Ports Yacht Club and without doubt the Melges 24 Class now represents this prominent club's most active and competitive fleet.

Season's Greeting and Happy Holidays from IM24CA

On behalf of the world of Melges 24 - International Melges 24 Class Association would like to wish to the entire Melges 24 family - owners, sailors, friends, yacht clubs, national class associations, sponsors, supporters and fans - a very Merry Christmas (where applicable) and Happy Holidays! All the best and Fair Winds for 2016! Melges Rocks!