Perfect Scorecard For Melges 24 Class Founder In Geelong

First points in the Gill Melges 24 Australian Open Nationals, one of the Festival of Sails’ opening events, went to Harry Melges and his Star crew from the USA. Melges, who founded the class in 1993 with his brother Hans and crewman Andy Burdick, began their A

ustralian foray impressively with a perfect scorecard.
International teams had no trouble reading the local breeze on day one of the class’ national title on Geelong’s Corio Bay. The Americans were first with two bullets, the Swiss second and Japanese team aboard Threebond, skippered by Tetsuya Matsunaga, third.

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You can keep up with all the latest news from the race course at the Geelong Festival of Sails/Australian Melges 24 Nationals and with next week's Gill Melges 24 World Championship 2014 over at 

Melges 24s Make Final Preparations For Australian Nationals In Geelong

The Royal Geelong Yacht Club is humming with the final preparations before the start of racing tomorrow for two divisions and the mass influx of sailors arriving Friday 24th January with the Melbourne to Geelong passage race.

Regatta village construction is in the final stages, stock is being delivered and the fridges filled, Melges 24 crews weighed, signs and flags are being hung and hoisted and the race buoys that will be the starting, finishing and turning marks for the massive on-water program that is about to roll out, inflated.

Announcement For IMCA Chief Measurer Regarding Keel Delrins

International MELGES24 Class Association
Chief  Measurer Announcement #1-2014
1st JANUARY 2014

From IM24CA class rule C.7.1.(e): Fairing the keel box area or keel box Delrins is prohibited. The Delrin may be bedded in on optional material and adjusted to fit flush with the underside of the hull.

Looking at the photos below of a  keel box area, we can observe that:

1)   the hull has a fairing: this is NOT ADMITED - NOT LEGAL

NOR For European Sailing Series Event 1 - Portorož - Now Published

The Notice of Race for the 2014 Melges 24 European Sailing Series event 1 to be held in Portorož, Slovenia from 27-30 March has been published at the website of the Yachting Club Portorož and the Entry Form is available to download. At the same time this event is The Open Slovenian National Championship also.  

The New Melges 24 Class Rules Are Published On The ISAF Website

International Melges 24 class rule changes approved by the AGM 2013, were now approved by ISAF to be effective 16 January 2014. The amended Class Rules have been published on the ISAF website. You can view them here:

The initial entry deadline for the 2014 Europeans approaches

The initial entry deadline for the MKB Bank Melges 24 European Championship 2014, taking place on the Lake Balaton from 2 to 9 May, is in two weeks i.e. Saturday 1 February so if you plan to enter and want to take advantage of the early entry discount take action now and make your entry at the event website. Competitors who have already made their entry but not yet paid their entry fee are reminded that they need to make their payments before 1 February to avoid paying the 30% late entry fee.

Championship line up for Gill Melges 24 Worlds

Geelong, Australia - Six of the top ten finishers from the last Melges 24 World Championship are readying for the class’ first Southern Hemisphere staging of their pinnacle international event, the Gill Melges 24 World Championship 2014.

Worlds 2014 Notice of Race Amendment - Important Information

Dear Melges 24 Worlds 2014 Skippers and Competitors - check the Notice of Race Amendment no 1 published on the website under Regatta Documents

The MKB Bank Melges 24 European Championship 2014 Is Open For Entries

Balatonfüred, Hungary - The Notice of Race has been published and online entry system opened for the MKB Bank Melges 24 European Championship 2014 and Melges 24 sailors from across the globe are invited to make their entries for this prestigious event that takes place from 2nd to 9th May 2014 in Balatonfüred, Hungary.