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.

Holidays 2016

December 23, 2016 - IM24CA - Dear Melges 24 sailors, owners, builders, officers and friends! Thank you all for your time and efforts contributing to the Melges 24 class worldwide!  It was great to see you all involved with the best ever one design sportsboat class Melges 24! May your Holidays be a collection of good and happy memories! Happy New Year! See you on the water!

EGM 2016

December 23, 2016 - IM24CA - IM24CA’s Extraordinary meeting was held on December 21 at 9 pm CET. There were 15 participants in this meeting – represented by 7 Executive Committee members and by 5 NCA’s altogether 14 national classes (either present or with proxies) had their votes out there. Please find the Minutes of the EGM at IM24CA website under

Decisions made and voting results in short:

REMINDER: IM24CA’s Extraordinary General Meeting will take place on December 21

December 19, 2016 - IM24CA - This is to remind you that because the Treasurer elections were not held at the Annual General Meeting in Munich on November 5th, World Council decided to call for Extraordinary General Meeting. Treasurer’s post was left open due to the need of clarification of the Constitution. The World Council of the International Melges 24 Class Association has decided to call for the EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING on December 21.

Embarr IRL829 - Melges24 Worlds 2016

December 3rd, 2016 - Miami, FL, US - As a result of an amazing Championship, with all placements of the series -apart from one - within the fifth position of the ranking, the Irish team of Embarr IRL829 (2-75/DNS) has been crowned at the 2016 Melges 24 World Championship.  

2016 Melges 24 Worlds: Core of the Melges 24 Class – Corinthian Fleet

November 27th, 2016 - Miami, FL, US - Written by Silvia Gallegati and Piret Salmistu – 74 boats, 35 of which belonging to the Corinthian division, will be rounding the marks in front of Miami Beach and Biscayne Bay during the 2016 Melges 24 World Championship, which got started with registration and measurement in Island Gardens Marina and Miami Yacht Club yesterday, but the real excitement starts with racing on Tuesday, November 29th.

Laura Grondin and Dark Energy

November 25th, 2016 - Miami, FL, US - Melges 24 driven enthusiasm and passion to this boat will bring a great fleet of Melges 24 sailors to sail in one of the most desired sailing venues in US – Miami – for the title of the 2016 Melges 24 World Championship. But not only for this particular title.

Roger That AUS

Novermber 23rd, 2016 - Miami, FL, US -  By Lisa Ratliff – Australian sailors are adding plenty of Frequent Flier points to their airline loyalty programs and challenging the world’s best at a number of North American Championships this month.

Bora Gulari and Air Force One - 2015

November 27, 2016 - Miami, FL, US - 2016 Melges 24 World Championship.  Will this be the year Bora Gulari takes the title?  The Melges 24 stalwart is a two time Moth World Champion (2009, 2013) and 2009 Rolex Yachtsman of the year. –  Interview and article by Duncan Stamper, International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA) Vice Chair Americas, Goes to Eleven CAN11 

The Waters of Miami - A Challenging Race Course for Fracassoli

November 17h, 2016 - Miami, FL, U.S. - Written by Silvia Gallegati and Mauro Melandri - Press Officers of the Melges 24 World Championship 2016 - The 2016 Melges 24 World Championship, starting in Miami next Saturday November 26th, is forecasted to be the biggest one with the highest number of participants ever hosted in North America and also one of the biggest in Melges 24 class history.