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.
January 26, 2016 - IM24CA - Since January 2016 Tomas Skålén stepped in to the shoes of Fredrik Wenehult and started as the new Chairman of the Melges 24 Class Sweden. IM24CA wishes Tomas the best in this role and a big Thank-You to Fredrik for all his voluntary job keeping Melges 24 spirit high in Sweden!
January 22, 2016 - Key West, FL, US - IM24CA and the organizers of the 2016 Melges 24 World Championship are excited to annouce the winner of the Pimp My Ride contest. The Chairman of IM24CA, Jens Wathne drew the winning number during the awards program at Quantum Key West Race Week on Friday, January 22.
January 22, 2016 - Key West, FL, USA - Report by Event Media – It was a wild ride for the Melges 24s reveling in the planing downwind conditions on the final day of Key West racing competition. British skipper Richard Thompson steered Black Seal to overall victory in the 12-boat Melges 24 class, overtaking John Brown’s Blind Squirrel by winning Race 10. Jamie Lea called tactics for Thompson, a class veteran who achieved a bucket list item by winning their class at Quantum Key West 2016.
January 22, 2016 - Key West, FL, USA - As published by Event Media - It’s coming down to the wire at Quantum Key West 2016 with several classes to be determined on the final day of racing, Industry Partner Day. Organizers with the Storm Trysail Club held three more races on all three courses on Day 4 in solid 10-14 knot winds that started out of the northeast and slowly clocked around to the east, all per prediction.
January 21, 2016 - Key West, FL, USA - It’s not the biggest class at Key West Race Week, but with winds in the teens and twenties, there are ten teams tearing it up, riding the wave of a class on the upswing. Scuttlebutt editor Craig Leweck caught up with US Class president Steven Boho for an update…
January 20, 2016 - Key West, FL, USA - As published by Event Media - Unlike yesterday in the howling wind, today started well in Day Three of Quantum Key West. During his morning weather briefing, Ed Baird alerted the assembled sailors about the importance of Wednesday’s racing.
January 19, 2016 - Key West, FL, USA - As published by Event Media : Yesterday organizers with the Storm Trysail Club knew wind conditions would be on the edge for today, which is why race committee chairman Dick Neville asked principal race officers on all three divisions to complete three races yesterday at Quantum Key West 2016.
January 14, 2016 - Lake Rapel, Chile - Over the weekend of January 9-10 Melges 24 Chilean Class had the 5th Act of the Melges 24 2015-2016 Chilean Ranking on Lake Rapel. Obsession with Jose Rubio at the helm won all but one out of the six races.
On the second place was Krill of Hernan Serrano and Black Mamba with Claudio Ortiz got the third place after six very competitive races.
January 14, 2016 - Key West, FL, USA - With over ten months to go before the start of the 2016 Melges 24 Miami Worlds, registration just reached the 100-boat mark. Bow No. 100 went to Melges 24 class veteran, America's Cup skipper and multi-class World champion, Terry Hutchinson of Quantum Sails.