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Class Memberships - Check Your Listing

In the process of updating the ranking lists and checking event entry list memberships we've identified a number of boats/helms who are not listed on the Membership List

You are reminded that to legally race a Melges 24 in any event you must comply with Class Rule

B.2.1  The owner and helmsman shall be a current member of their NCA or, where there is no NCA in his country, a member of the ICA or and NCA nominated by the ICA 

Final Dates Added To 2013 Australasian Ranking Series

The final two events for the Melges 24 Australasian Ranking Series 2013 have been confirmed as

22-24 November 2013 - NSW Championships, Lake Macquarie Yacht Club.

12-13 December 2013 - South Australian Christmas Sprint Series, Adelaide Sailing Club

With the Australian fleet gearing up ready for its first World Championship in Geelong from 27 January to 2 February, both events will be very well attended and a warm welcome is extended to any international visitors wishing to train with the Australian fleet in preparation for Worlds.

Shipping For Upcoming Melges 24 World Championships 2013 and 2014

To assist those of you who plan to ship your boats to take part in the upcoming Melges 24 European Championship 2013 (Medemblik - August 13), World Championship 2013 (San Francisco - end September 13) and World Championship 2014 (Geelong - January 14) we have been seeking shipping quotes.  Click here to review the quote recieved from international shipping specialists Keuhne & Nagel.

San Francisco Fleet Gearing Up For Worlds

In the second installment of Melges 24 racing at San Francisco Yacht Club, Doug Wilhlem and team Wilco took top honors with 5 bullets. Great practice here on San Francisco Bay for the Worlds. There's plenty more to come this summer. So sign up for the Worlds at http://melges24worlds13.com , come when you can and let us know at SFYC.org if you can squeeze in some of the remaining races. 

Melges 24 - Quite Simply The Best

Just in case anyone needs it, here is a little video reminder about why the Melges 24 is rightly regarded as one of the greatest sailboat classes in the World.   Melges 24 - Simply The Best!

Sperry Top-Sider Seattle NOOD

Congratulations to Dan Kaseler for winning not only the Melges 24 Class, but also the Overall Trophy at last weekend's Sperry Top-Sider Seattle NOOD, the fourth event in this year's North American Ranking.  Check out this great interview with Can.

Full results, photos, etc, are available from the event website. 

Racing Get Underway At Sperry Top-Sider Seattle NOOD

Keep up with all the latest news from this weekend's Sperry Top-Sider Seattle NOOD, the fourth event in the 2013 Melges 24 North American Ranking, where 16 top Melges 24 teams will vie for podium positions.  The Pacific North West Melges 24 group has gone from strength to strength in the past few years and this weekend's event will give the teams a chance to test their metal as a fleet and prepare for the forthcoming Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 World Championship in San Francisco (30 September to 5 October).

Riccardo Simoneschi And Audi Ultra Win MVM Balaton Melges 24 Regatta

After two beutyful sailing day the wind and the weather became even better on Sunday for the last race of the MVM Balaton Melges 24 Regata. 20-25 knots of southwest wind with bright sunshine made it possible to finish the first event of the European Sailing Series perfectly.

On the second day of the MVM Balaton Melges 24 Regatta, the inaugural event of new European Sailing Series, the race committee led by Gert Schmidleitner made the best of the nearly perfect weather conditions so the fleet could sail four nice races. 15 to 20 knots of southwest wind was blowing all day in a slightly tricky manner as is usual on lakes.

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Balatonfured, Hungary - The MVM Balaton Melges 24 Regatta sponsored by the MVM Hungarian Power Company, the inaugural event of the new Melges 24 European Sailing Series, got underway on Lake Balaton today. With 23 teams from nine nations and with four continents represented among the crews this truly is an International gathering.