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Follow The Action From The Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 Worlds In San Francisco

If you want to follow all the action from the race course at the Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 Worlds in San Francisco switch over to the Event Website.

International Fleet Ready To Race After Light Airs Practice Day At Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 Worlds

The international field of competitors at the Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 World Championship 2013 today got a final chance to acclimatise themselves with the waters of San Francisco Bay in a practice session ahead of the start of the championship racing tomorrow.

Taking place from September 30 to October 5 from the San Francisco Yacht Club in Belvedere, California, the regatta will see 58 professional and amateur teams from around the world do battle in a four-day, 10-race series.

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