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The MKB Bank Melges 24 European Championship 2014 Is Open For Entries

Balatonfured, Hungary - The Notice of Race has been published and online entry system opened for the MKB Bank Melges 24 European Championship 2014 and Melges 24 sailors from across the globe are invited to make their entries for this prestigious event that takes place from 2nd to 9th May 2014 in Balatonfüred, Hungary.

Melges 24 North American Sailing Series Dates Confirmed

The dates for the 2014 Melges 24 North American Sailing Series have been confirmed. With five events to complete the series, the full programme will be the following:

Geelong Gill Melges 24 Worlds 2014 – Remind Closing Time To Enter Is December 27th

The International Melges 24 Class will be racing its first Southern Hemisphere World Championship from the Royal Geelong Yacht Club in Victoria, Australia from 27 January to 2 February 2014. You still have time to enter to this historical event – closing time to enter is December 27th. No entries will be accepted after this date.

 Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 World Championship 2013; photo: Pierrick Contin

At the 2013 IMCA World Council AGM the rule change proposal to reduce the height of the stanchions (already approved in outline at the 2012 AGM) was ratified. Subject to approval by ISAF this rule change will be introduced on 1 January 2014.

 

Welcome to Piret Salmistu the new IMCA Class Administrator and Media Coordinator

After nineteen years with the Melges 24 class, the current Administrator Fiona Brown announced her retirement from the class after the European Championship in Medemblik this August.  The new IMCA Administrator and Media Coordinator will be Piret Salmistu from Tallinn, Estonia.

2013 IMCA World Council AGM Minutes Published

The Minutes of the 2013 International Melges 24 Class Association World Council AGM are now published online.  With 28 delegates attending the meeting in Budapest Hungary, it was one of the best attended AGMs ever.  

Melges 24 European Sailing Series Dates Confirmed

The dates for the 2014 Melges 24 European Sailing Series have been confirmed.  Responding to the fantastic reception that last year's series received, the 2014 programme will once again feature five regattas across Europe.  The programme has been designed to ensure ease of logistics for the competitors and top quality racing at outstanding venues.  The jewel in the crown will be the Melges 24 European Championship on Lake Balaton in May.  The full programme is

28-30 March - Portoroz Melges 24 Regatta, Slovenia (website coming soon)

The initial entry deadline for the Gill Melges 24 World Championship, taking place in Geelong from 27 January to 2 February, is Saturday 30 November so if you plan to enter and want to take advantage of the early entry discount take action now and make your entry at the event website. Competitors who have already made their entry but not yet paid their entry fee are reminded that the need to make their payments before the end of this week to avoid paying the 50% late entry fee.

Geelong Melges 24 Worlds 2014 - Entries From 8 Nations And 4 Continents Already Confirmed

In the first week since the entry system opened for the 2014 Melges 24 World Championship 22 teams from 8 nations and 4 continents have already confirmed their attendance! The overseas entries to date include Bruce Ayres from California, Flavio Favini and the Blu Moon crew from Switzerland, Tetsuya Matsunaga and the ThreeBond team from Japan, Andrea Racchelli and Riccardo Simoneschi from Italy, Germany's Bent Dietrich, Canada's Zarko Draganic and Thomas Hacklin from Finland.

Perfect Season Ending In Luino
No T-Shirt, no shorts – but this time Snow..! The last Act of the Italian Circuit 2014 was some kind of different of what the Melges 24 community knows from sailing in Italy. But: The beautiful Lago Maggiore in Front of lovely Lunio offered though once more best ever conditions for sailing and lots of action on the water. Even when some fingers and feet get really cold: It was well worth…! That's what all competitors finally agreed on. 22 Boats came to Luino for the "Coppa Lino Favini", as the last stage of this years Italian Act Series and announced as Swiss Open Nationals.