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Royal Victoria Yacht Club in BC, Canada to host the 2018 Melges 24 Worlds

November 30, 2016 - Victoria, BC, Canada - The Royal Victoria Yacht Club (RVYC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the rights to hold the 2018 Melges 24 World Championships in Victoria, BC from May 31 to June 8, 2018. The regatta will be run under the authorization of the International Melges 24 Class Association.

Miami Invitationals 2015

December 7, 2015 - Miami, U.S. - The Lucky Dog Racing Team and Ed Adams will be putting on a three-day Training event in Miami Feb 19, 20 and 21 sailing out of our 2016 Worlds Venue Miami Yacht Club.  This event will focus on boat set up, boat handling, speed, roundings, starts AND racing.  The plan is to start the days with drills and speed testing and then end the days with 10+ races EACH DAY.  These will be short course races with lots of action.  And best yet all this will be done on our Worlds Course area in the Ocean.  If you have never had the chance to work with a world class coach before,

The Minutes of the 2015 IM24CA World Council AGM

December 3, 2015 - IM24CA - The following is a summary of the 2015 International Melges 24 Class Association World Council Annual General Meeting which was held on November 21 in Copenhagen, Denmark. More detailed information in the Minutes of the AGM. View PDF of the Minutes.

Melges 24 AUS NSW State

November 25, 2015 - Belmont, Australia - Lake Macquarie offered an absolutely sweltering introduction to the series on Friday with 40 degree heat and a hot gusty North Westerly breeze. After the crews and family arrived, rigged their boats and completed weigh in, there was no time wasted getting on the water to cool off and get two quality races on the way.

Melges 24 Bruce Ayres Monsoon

November 24, 2015 - Miami, U.S. - The Winter Circuit Sailing Season is getting underway in Miami, FL, and the Melges 24 Class has several events there leading up to the 2016 Melges 24 World Championships next November.  

AUS Melges 24 - Bandit - Warwick Rooklyn

November 23, 2015 - Australia - New boat owner Warwick Rooklyn seemed keen to compete and talked the talk. His Australian built boat Bandit was fully spec‘d up with the best of everything. Warwick was well known in Australian Sailing on many levels. On the racecourse Rooklyn presented a professional campaign, the crew looked slick and sailed fast, team Bandit was intimidating on and off the water.

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November 19, 2015 - IM24CA - Extraordinary General Meeting was called to accept the draft of the new Constitution of the International Melges 24 Class Association on November 6. As a result of the discussions and long meeting the new constitution, a standard ISAF constitution template modified to our needs, was accepted by the fourteen National Classes attending the meeting. New constitution was approved by ISAF on November 18, 2015.

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

On November 14 and 15 the third act of the Chilean Melges 24 Ranking Series was held. Nine teams were in Algarrobo, Pacific Ocean and with wind between 8 and 13 knots and 10ft waves Magic Marine of Pablo Gallyas found the way to beat the pack.  Krill with Hernan Serrano at the helm ended the race as the second and Centurion of Juan Ramon Moral closed the podium as the third. 

Kelowna Yacht Club to host 2016 Melges 24 Canadian Nationals

November 16, 2015 - Kelowna, B.C, Canada - Kelowna Yacht Club will host the 2016 Melges 24 Canadian National Championship from June 24-26 in Kelowna, B.C. The special class of boat, a 24-foot light high-performance racer, will be sailed by all competitors in the championships that promises the fastest race speeds seen on Okanagan Lake.

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November 16, 2015 - Sanya, China - In 2007 the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) celebrated its centenary and to mark the occasion, introduced a Hall of Fame. Olin Stephens, Dame Ellen Macarthur, Paul Elvström, Barbara Kendall, Eric Tabarly and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston were all inducted in the first instance. They have been joined by seven new inspirational sailors who have been honoured at the 2015 Annual Conference.