2016 AUS Melges 24 Nationals - South Australian boat Kowabunga

January 31, 2017 - Blairgowrie, Australia - The Helly Hansen Australian Melges 24 Championship gets underway tomorrow with close and competitive racing expected throughout the four-day regatta, hosted by the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron.

Blairgowrie is located near the tip of the Mornington Peninsula, due south of Melbourne and about an hour and a half drive around the bay from the CBD.

Melges 24 US Mationals 2017

January 24, 2017 - Charleston, USA - Melges 24 racers asked for it and here it is - an awesome Melges 24 U.S. National Championship just in advance of Sperry Charleston Race Week. Nationals and Sperry CRW mark two great back-to-back events in April in a charming historic southern town with a harbor that boasts premium racing conditions! 

Melges 24 ESS Portoroz

January 23, 2017 – Portoroz, Slovenia - While the Melges 24 season is underway in Australia, America and Chile, then European fleet is having a break yet before the season will start in April. 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series will start in Portoroz, Slovenia in April for the fourth year in a row following then by five more events around Europe through the season. Yacht Club Portoroz together with Portoroz Marina will host the first event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series initiated by the International Melges 24 Class Association on April 20-23.

Melges 24 Gorge USA

January 19, 2017 - USMCA - Welcome to the Melges 24 2017 NorAm Championship, hosted by the Columbia Gorge Racing Association, in Cascade Locks, Oregon on July 19-22. The NorAm Championship will be the second stage of the three-regatta Melges 24 NorAm Tour and is drawing sailors form Canada, the US, Australia, and around the world to what promises to be the largest and most exhilarating one design sport boat regatta of 2017.


January 03, 2017 – Toronto, ON, Canada – The National Yacht Club, Toronto opens registrations for Stage Three of the Melges 24 North American Tour. The Melges 24 performance racing boats will be sailed by some of the world’s top competitors in this race, open to teams from all across North America.

US fleet

January 04, 2017 - USMCA - The next best thing to the amazing racing experienced at the Worlds earlier this month is Miami in March — big breeze, flat water and enough runway to light up a downwind leg like a Christmas Tree! To be more specific — we’re talking about Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) happening on March 9-11, 2017 (Thursday-Saturday race days).

US fleet

January 04, 2017 - USMCA -  Online registration is now available for the 2017 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta St. Petersburg taking place on February 17-19. Hosted by the St. Petersburg Yacht Club in St. Petersburg, FL this event will boast at least 15 teams, maybe more!

KWRW 2017

January 04, 2017 - USMCA - The journey to Key West every year for Key West Race Week is one of high anticipation — great racing, warm temps and salty breezes make the pilgrimage to the southernmost point one to look forward to all year long.

This year promises much more as it is the second leg of the Melges 24 Quantum World Winter Series (QWWS).

Membership Renewal

January 04, 2017 - IM24CA - 2017 is underway and it means a renewal of the membership for the International Melges 24 Class Association on our website .


December 19, 2016 - by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor - When it comes to One Design sailing, the venerable Melges 24 class (established 1993) offers big-grin excitement for sailors of all skill levels, while delivering world-class competition at its international-level regattas for sailors who are willing to make the investment of time and monies that a campaign of this nature represents.