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Tricky Penultimate Day Leaves Chamionship On Knife Edge At Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 World Championship 2013

Day three of competition at the Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 World Championship 2013 saw three races take place in shifty northeasterly breezes, which ranged as low as eight knots and as high as 18 knots.

Today’s wind direction was uncharacteristic for San Francisco Bay – almost the reciprocal of the regular wind – and produced lumpy seas, making life difficult for the helmsmen trying to coax maximum speed upwind and tough for rest of the crews hiking.

Breezy Day Two Sees Favini Snatch Lead At Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 World Championship

Light winds at the beginning and end of the second day of the Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 World Championship 2013 meant only two races of the scheduled three took place. Happily, after around an hour’s delay, the breeze came on strong and racing took place in breezes up to 20 knots.

Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 Worlds Day 1 Video

Video from the opening day of the Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 World Championship in San Francisco

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The first day of racing at the Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 World Championship 2013, hosted by The San Francisco Yacht Club in Belvedere, California delivered three excellent races sailed in bright sunshine and winds ranging from eight to fourteen knots.

All three races had different winners, with American Terry Hutchinson at the helm of Scott Holmgren's Rose Bud taking the first race, fellow countryman Brian Porter on Full Throttle winning the second and Bermuda's Alec Cutler on hedgehog victorious in the third.

Follow The Action From The Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 Worlds In San Francisco

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International Fleet Ready To Race After Light Airs Practice Day At Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 Worlds

The international field of competitors at the Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 World Championship 2013 today got a final chance to acclimatise themselves with the waters of San Francisco Bay in a practice session ahead of the start of the championship racing tomorrow.

Taking place from September 30 to October 5 from the San Francisco Yacht Club in Belvedere, California, the regatta will see 58 professional and amateur teams from around the world do battle in a four-day, 10-race series.

Tune Up In Full Swing As Teams Prepare For Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 World Championship 2013

Professional and amateur teams from across the United States and around the world are converging on San Francisco Bay for the Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 World Championship 2013, which takes place from September 30 to October 5 at the San Francisco Yacht Club in Belvedere, California.

Entries open for the first Southern Hemisphere Melges 24 World Championships

The Royal Geelong Yacht Club and the International Melges 24 Class Association have released the Notice of Race and opened entries for the 2014 Melges 24 World Championship, which are to be held in Geelong, Victoria between January 27 and February 2, 2014.

This will be the first time that the Melges 24 Class has held a major international championship outside of the Northern Hemisphere and signals the growth of this exciting ISAF Grand Prix sports boat in Australia and the surrounding regions.

Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 Worlds - Press Release 18 September 2013

The Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 World Championship 2013, which takes place from September 30 to October 5 at the San Francisco Yacht Club in Belvedere, California, has attracted a star-studded entry of 60 professional and Corinthian teams from around the world.

While more than half of the entries come from the USA, the 59 boat fleet also includes teams from 12 other countries including Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Switzerland.

Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2013 Concludes With Close Finish In Hanko

The International Melges 24 fleet enjoyed a spectacular conclusion to its inaugural Melges 24 European Sailing Series with a final closely fought regatta in Hanko, Norway.  The series opened on Lake Balaton in May and featured five regattas including Kiel Week, Torbole Melges 24 Week on Lake Garda and the Magic Marine Melges 24 European Championship in Medemblik.