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The third act of the 2015-2016 season on Lake Rapel in Chile

On November 14 and 15 the third act of the Chilean Melges 24 Ranking Series was held. Nine teams were in Algarrobo, Pacific Ocean and with wind between 8 and 13 knots and 10ft waves Magic Marine of Pablo Gallyas found the way to beat the pack.  Krill with Hernan Serrano at the helm ended the race as the second and Centurion of Juan Ramon Moral closed the podium as the third. 

Kelowna Yacht Club to host 2016 Melges 24 Canadian Nationals

November 16, 2015 - Kelowna, B.C, Canada - Kelowna Yacht Club will host the 2016 Melges 24 Canadian National Championship from June 24-26 in Kelowna, B.C. The special class of boat, a 24-foot light high-performance racer, will be sailed by all competitors in the championships that promises the fastest race speeds seen on Okanagan Lake.

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November 16, 2015 - Sanya, China - In 2007 the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) celebrated its centenary and to mark the occasion, introduced a Hall of Fame. Olin Stephens, Dame Ellen Macarthur, Paul Elvström, Barbara Kendall, Eric Tabarly and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston were all inducted in the first instance. They have been joined by seven new inspirational sailors who have been honoured at the 2015 Annual Conference.

Melges 24 Miami

November 16, 2015 - Miami, US - This coming weekend, just ahead of the great American Thanksgiving holiday, over twenty Melges 24s will descend upon the venue of the 2016 World Championship, the Miami Yacht Club (MYC) for the first act of the U.S. Melges 24 Class’ World Winter Series (M24-WWS). Taking place on Saturday and Sunday, November 20-22, appropriately named the Miami Invitational, it is a dress-rehearsal of sorts.

Melges 24 Worlds 2016 Miami

November 10, 2015 - Miami, US - The Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, located about a mile from Miami Yacht Club (MYC), is officially offering a discounted rate for 2016 Melges 24 World Championship participants. Worlds will take place at an extremely busy time for Miami so make sure to get your rooms reserved NOW!

Melges 24 East Coast Championship 2015

November 9, 2015 - Newport, NSW, Asutralia - The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club hosted the seventh Melges East Coast Championships on Pittwater over the weekend.  The nine race series has become an important fixture on the annual Melges regatta schedule and RPA racing calendar, attracting competitive sailors from around Australia. 

Japan Melges Week 2015

4 November, 2015 - Riviera Zushi Marina, Japan - Altogether 17 Melges boats were taking part at the Melges Japan Week 2015 held in Riviera Zushi Marina on October 31 to November 3. With thirteen Melges 20 teams and four Melges 24 teams the event was considered as the Japan Championship 2015 for both fleets.

Oyster Fest 2015 - Melges 24

31 OCtober 2015 - Oyster Bay, New York - Oakcliff Sailing Club hosted 70 sailors from around the US and five other countries sailing in fifteen MELGES24’s  inaugural MELGES24 Oyster Fest Regatta.

EGM 2015

October 30, 2015 - Although the AGM 2015 process is well underway the Executive Committee of the International Melges 24 Class Association has decided to call for the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM). The EGM will be held according to the IMCA constitution on Friday the 6th of November 2015.

GAC Pindar - Melges 24 Worlds 2016 International Shipping

28 October, 2015 - The class wants to make it easy for you to get to the Melges 24 World Championship 2016 in Miami. The document below outlines shipping rates and procedures from major ports around the world.  You are free to negotiate your own shipment, we have provided these as a convenience to Melges 24 class members.