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Tune Up In Full Swing As Teams Prepare For Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 World Championship 2013

Professional and amateur teams from across the United States and around the world are converging on San Francisco Bay for the Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 World Championship 2013, which takes place from September 30 to October 5 at the San Francisco Yacht Club in Belvedere, California.

Entries open for the first Southern Hemisphere Melges 24 World Championships

The Royal Geelong Yacht Club and the International Melges 24 Class Association have released the Notice of Race and opened entries for the 2014 Melges 24 World Championship, which are to be held in Geelong, Victoria between January 27 and February 2, 2014.

This will be the first time that the Melges 24 Class has held a major international championship outside of the Northern Hemisphere and signals the growth of this exciting ISAF Grand Prix sports boat in Australia and the surrounding regions.

Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 Worlds - Press Release 18 September 2013

The Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 World Championship 2013, which takes place from September 30 to October 5 at the San Francisco Yacht Club in Belvedere, California, has attracted a star-studded entry of 60 professional and Corinthian teams from around the world.

While more than half of the entries come from the USA, the 59 boat fleet also includes teams from 12 other countries including Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Switzerland.

Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2013 Concludes With Close Finish In Hanko

The International Melges 24 fleet enjoyed a spectacular conclusion to its inaugural Melges 24 European Sailing Series with a final closely fought regatta in Hanko, Norway.  The series opened on Lake Balaton in May and featured five regattas including Kiel Week, Torbole Melges 24 Week on Lake Garda and the Magic Marine Melges 24 European Championship in Medemblik.

Congratulations to Italy's Riccardo Simoneschi and his team aboard Audi Ultra on their victory in the 2013 Melges 24 European Sailing Series.  Second place went to Rene Brun sailing BNI with John Den Engelsman aboard Mr Henri in third place.  Full report to follow shortly.  

RESULTS

IMCA World Council AGM 2013 Confirmed For 23 November In Budapest

The 2013 International Melges 24 Class Association World Council AGM will take place on Saturday 23 November 2013 in Budapest, Hungary.  

National Class Associations are reminded that the deadline for submission of nominations and proposals is Friday 28 September.

Further information about the venue, the draft Agenda, the timetable and the delegates eligible to attend please Click Here

European Sailing Series 5: 39 teams participating at the Norwegian Nationals at Hankø 6-8. September.
With 39 teams participating at the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 5/Norwegian Nationals 2013 the event is scheduled to be the second largest Melges 24 event for 2013 in Europe!
 
11 International teams from: Germany, Italy, Estonia, Sweden, Denmark - among these is the bronze medalist at the World Cup and European Championship 2012/2013 - Riccardo Simoneschi.
 
Fjord Line is sponsoring foreign teams with favorable price for transport to the regatta.
 
Final Videos From Magic Marine Melges 24 European Championship

Final videos from the Magic Marine Melges 24 European Championship 2013 including Prize Giving and interviews with Corinthian Winner Ronald Veraar, IMCA Chairman Riccardo Simoneschi, Audi Ultra Tactician Enrico Fonda and the retirement announcement of IMCA Administrator and Media Coordinator Fiona Brown

And the winners are Blu Moon and Team Kesbeke / Sika

The total lack of wind made it impossible to dispute the last race of the Magic Marine Melges 24 European Championship. After four hours of waiting, the Principal Race Officer, Hank Stuart, was forced to send the sailors home and declare over the event organized by the Royal Yacht Club Hollandia in collaboration with the International Melges 24 Class Association.