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M24 pimp my ride

October 20, 2015 - SailingAnarchy -We’ve always maintained that the Melges 24 probably provides the most enjoyable one-design racing experience for the average sailor.  With the perfect blend of convenience, hard work, competition, adrenaline, and personality, the 20+ year-old class continues to fire on all cylinders, especially in Europe, where 100+ boat fleets are a common occurrence.  But the debacle of an Annapolis Worlds in 2009 set the US Class down a bad road – 0ne that it’s finally recovering from, and with a vengeance.  And with the appeal of a World

M24ESS medals

19 October 2015 – Miles Quinton’s GILL RACE TEAM from Great Britain in Pro division and Oleg Dyvinets’ MARUSIA from Ukraine in Pro-Am (Corinthian) division celebrated their victory of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015 in Luino on October 9-11, where the Finale Grande both of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series and Italian circle - Audi tron Sailing Series Melges 24 took place.

2015 Melges 24 Fall Championship, Oct 2-4 - Lake Geneva, WI

Melges 24 sailors from at least six states and from as far away as Florida and Utah made the pilgrimage to the boat’s birthplace for the Melges 24 Fall Championship. Lake Geneva delivered lots of the breeze and good times that make the Midwest the place to be in the Fall.

Practice day started with Melges 24 Speed Camp in one of the classrooms of the Buddy Melges Sailing Centers where World Champion trimming and steering concepts were shared.

2015 Melges 24 Fall Championship, Oct 2-4 - Lake Geneva, WI

Melges 24 sailors from at least six states and from as far away as Florida and Utah made the pilgrimage to the boat’s birthplace for the Melges 24 Fall Championship. Lake Geneva delivered lots of the breeze and good times that make the Midwest the place to be in the Fall.

Practice day started with Melges 24 Speed Camp in one of the classrooms of the Buddy Melges Sailing Centers where World Champion trimming and steering concepts were shared.

The second act of the 2015-2016 season on Lake Rapel in Chile

October 12, 2015 - Lake Rapel, Chile - Chilean Melges 24 Class had an Act 2 of the 2015-2016 Melges 24 Ranking Series season on Lake Rapel on Saturday, October 10.   With SW wind of 6 to 9 knots the fleet of ten boats completed three very tight races.

Coppa Lino Favini - Audi tron and Gill Race Team crowned leaders in Luino

11 October, 2015 - Luino, Italy - The Melges 24 season in Europe has concluded today with a total of 8 sailed races during the Coppa Lino Favini. Audi tron ITA840 (Simoneschi-Benussi, today 1-1-7) has been crowned event and Audi tron Sailing Series leader instead Miles Quinton's Gill Race Team GBR694 (Carveth-Quinton, 5-14-OCS) was victorious in the Melges 24 European Sailing Series. 

Melges 24 in Luino 2015 Day 2 - MM/BPSE

October 10. 2015 - Luino, Italy - Changing the hierarchies in Luino where exploiting the Inverna between 5 and 12 knots - southerly wind typical on Lago Maggiore - the Coppa Lino Favini, event valid as the final act of ​​Audi tron Sailing Series Melges 24 and Melges 24 European Sailing Series, came alive with the completion of three more races. 

Melges 24 in Luino 2015 Day 1 - MM/BPSE

October 9, 2015 - Luino, Italy - The diversity of the weather did not prevent the holding of the first races valid for the Coppa Lino Favini, final round of the Audi tron Sailing Series and the Melges 24 European Sailing Series. The balance for the end of the first day was two valid results, thanks to the experience of the PRO Fabio Barrasso, who spent a lot of time to set up the race course despite of the wind shifts.

Day 1 in Luino - Melges 24

25 teams from 9 nations have gathered in Luino to sail the final event of the both series. Morning greeted the sailors with a heavy rain and lack of wind and AP was hoisted ashore. Around 1 pm the fleet went out with a hope that rain will stop and some stronger wind will come to start the racing afternoon.

Melges 24 Worlds 2015 Middelfart - Pierrick Contin

October 7, 2015 - Luino, Italy – The final act of the Audi tron Sailing Series and the Melges 24 European Sailing Series, event organised by B.Plan Sport&Events in collaboration with Melges Europe and International Melges 24 Class Association will be taking place in Luino this weekend where the Melges 24 fleet will be competing the Coppa Lino Favini, which is considered also Melges 24 Swiss Open Championship 2015, hosted by the Associazione Velica Alto Verbano.