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Roger That - Cameron Miles

March 6, 2016 - Lake Macquarie, Australia -  The one thing all Australian Melges 24 sailors love is big breeze and flat water, and that is what they had for two days of racing at Lake Macquarie during the East Coast Championships over the weekend. The early races of the day started in 15 knots and by the time the last race was completed it was blowing 20 to 25 knots.

The Next Generation: Tahoe Teens

March 5, 2016 - Tahoe, U.S. - Shrouded by the snowcapped Sierra mountains, is the startling aqua blue waters of Lake Tahoe, a North to South, 22 mile stretch of paradise. Its crisp, crystal depths, are divided by the states of California and Nevada. Here, local sailors Rudi Arntson 17, Ryan Conner 18, and Hendrik Reidel 17, are passionately at work putting a recluse Melges 24 sailboat back into racing condition. They have conspired to create a “Tahoe Teens” entry, into the Melges 24 sailing class.

2016 Melges 24 Class Rules Published By World Sailing

February 24, 2016 - World Sailing has approved today the final 2016 changes to the Melges 24 Class Rules and has published a new edition of the Melges 24 Class Rule Book which comes into effect immediately. 

Paulo Bezanilla’s Swift is 2016 Melges 24 Chilean Champion

February 16, 2016 - Lake Rapel, Chile - Chilean Melges 24 Class had their 2016 National Championship on Lake Rapel on February 11-13. Altogether sixteen teams were taking part including six Corinthian. After eight races completed the 2016 Chilean Melges 24 Champion is Paulo Bezanilla’s Swift with Alejandro Perez at the helm.

111 Teams And Counting For The Melges 24 World Championship 2016 In Miami

February 10, 2016 – Miami, USA – Amazing interest being shown already for the 2016 Melges 24 World Championship in Miami boasting a beautiful three-digit number – 111 – on the entry list with more than nine months left before the event. The Melges 24 World Championship 2016 will be organised by the Miami Yacht Club in co-operation with US Melges 24 Class and the International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA) and will be held from November 26th to December 3rd

Melges 24 Madness Regatta Draws From the Northern Latitudes Around the World

February 7, 2016 - Miami, USA - If you have a boat and it’s March, the place to be is in ocean off Miami Beach. Melges 24 Madness Regatta will be held on March 18-20 in Miami Yacht Club, the venue for the 2016 Melges 24 World Championship.

Land Rover Kelowna

February 6, 2016 - Kelowna, Canada - by Kelowna Capital News - Land Rover Kelowna dealership will be the title sponsor for the 2016 Melges 24 Canadian National Championship hosted by the Kelowna Yacht Club, June 24 to 26, 2016. The Land Rover Kelowna 2016 Melges 24 Canadian National Championship is stage one of three on the Melges 24 North American tour.

2016 Melges 24 European Championship in Hyères Is Open For Entries

February 5, 2016 - Hyères, France – The Notice of Race has been published for the Melges 24 European Championship 2016 and Melges 24 sailors are invited to make their entries for the most prestigious event of the year in Europe that takes place from 2nd to 9th September 2016 in Hyères, France.  

North Sails One Design: Key West - Black Seal Interview

January 28, 2016 - by North Sail One Design North America - 2016 is shaping up to be a big year for Melges 24 sailors as the class prepares for the World Championships in Miami this fall. The first major event of the year was held at Key West Race Week where Richard Thompson and his team christened the brand new Black Seal-GBR850 with a dominating class win over a very talented fleet.

Quantum’s New Melges 24 Class Expert on Promoting the Fleet

January 27, 2016 - by Quantum Sails - Chris Rast is a three-time Olympian and professional sailor based in Switzerland. Along with sailing fast boats and having as much fun as he can, Rast has a new role as Quantum’s Melges 24 Class Expert.