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Joe Woods

The Royal Torbay Yacht Club in Devon, England, is mourning the unexpected loss of one of its staunchest and most generous members. Joe Woods, who was also one of the club’s most successful international sailors, died on Friday 18th September after a very brief illness.

Joe will be remembered by the international sailing community for his string of successful campaigns in the Melges and Farr fleets. His series of boats mostly under the “Red” banner ranged through Melges 24 and 32, followed by the Farr 400 and 280.

Rolex Big Boat Series 2015 - Kurt Arrigo

September 17-20, 2015 – San Francisco, US – Rolex Big Boat Series - the regatta, one of many in Rolex’s international portfolio of sailing events, was hosted on September 17-20 by St. Francis Yacht Club. In Melges 24 class among nine teams Doug Wilhelm’s WILCO dominated the event since the beginning and won with a finishes of 2-1-1-1-5.

Gill Race Team GBR694 - Jasper van Staveren

September 20, 2015 – Medemblik, the Netherlands – Third day of the Delta Lloyd Dutch Open Championship 2015 was the one to decide the Dutch Champions in eleven classes and among them Melges 24 class with 18 teams from seven countries.

Delta Lloyd Dutch Open Championships 2015 - Jasper van taveren

September 19, 2015 – Medemblik, the Netherlands – The competition for the Dutch Champion 2015 titles continued in the International Sailing Center Medemblik at the Delta Lloyd Dutch Open Championships today. Yesterday’s leader, Dutch Ronald Veraar’s Team Kesbeke/Sika/Gill NED827 keeps its leadership on the second day of the fifth event of the 2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series.

Delta Lloyd Dutch Open Championships 2015 - Jasper van Staveren

September 18, 2015 - Medemblik, the Netherlands - The venue of the 2013 Melges 24 European Championship - the International Sailing Center Medemblik - is hosting Delta Lloyd Dutch Open Championships on September 18-20, where among eleven classes Melges 24 Dutch Champions 2015 will be found out. Dutch Ronald Veraar - 2013 Melges 24 European Corinthian Champion - with Eelco Blok and their Team Kesbeke/Sika/Gill NED827 took an early lead on the first day of the regatta considered to be also the fifth event of the 2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series. 

Melges 24 Norwegian Nationals 2015

September 4-6, 2015 - Fredrikstad, Norway - We can congratulate NOR 751 Storm Capital Sail Racing with Peder Jahre, Stian Briseid, Sivert Denneche, Marius Falch Orvin & Marianne Sundby who won his second Melges 24 Nationals in a row! Storm Capital Sail Racing wins the Norwegian Nationals with a rock-solid effort from the team, thus repeating the success of 2014. 

Altea - winning Melges 24 2015 Italian Championships

September 13, 2015 - Trapani, Italy  – Today's races have been sailed under tense wind conditions, and PRO Costanzo Villa, has skillfully completed the Harbour Race series that saw a last minute face to face between teams Maidollis (Fracassoli-Bianchi) and Altea (Racchelli-Bonini) that grabbed the winning title.

Trapani Day 3_1

September 13, 2015 - Trapani, Italy – Action and sailing show in Trapani, after the 22 sailed races out of 36 at the Round Robin Match Race that took place during the underway Melges 24 Italian Championship. The harbour race ranking will be added to the provisional ranking set at the end of the fleet series.

Melges 24 Trapani Day 1

September 10, 2015 - Trapani, Italy – Day one for the Melges 24 Italian Championship, fourth leg of the Audi tron Sailing Series, event organised by B.Plan Sport&Events in cooperation with Melges Europe. Today the fleet has faced a tricky long wave, result of last night's rain and a light north-northwest breeze that allowed the Race Committe run by  Costanzo Villa to sail three races.

Audi tron Sailing Series Trapani

September 8, 2015 - Trapani, Italy – After the Melges 32 World Championship and the Audi Melges 20 European Championship the city of Trapani is getting ready to welcome the last Melges fleet and its Italian Championship. This weekend, it will be the time for the the Melges 24 Italian Championship happening 10-13th September.