The World, European and North American Ranking Series commenced in 2001 and each year attracts competitors from across the globe to compete at these feature events. In 2013 the Australasian Ranking Series have been commenced as well.
The purpose of the IMCA World Ranking is to encourage Melges 24 owners and sailors to travel and attend key regattas. Each season the IMCA reviews the program and scoring system to ensure that it continues to meet the Melges 24 Owner and sailor needs.
How does it work?
The scoring system for the Melges 24 European Sailing Series is defined in the Notice of Race for the series. For the North American and Australasian Rankings the same scoring system will apply.
World Ranking will consist the events of the continents rankings and is a high-point scoring system counting the event overall results and giving the highest score to the winner of the event. From all events on the list (2015 - 14) it will count 4 events with the highest score.
2015 European Sailing Series - more information at melges24.com/europeansailingseries
27-29 March - Melges 24 Open Slovenian National Championship, Portorož, Slovenia
8-10 May - Melges 24 Regatta, Balatonfüred, Hungary
22-24 May - Melges 24 Regatta - The King of the Lake, Audi tron Sailing Series Act 3, Riva del Garda, Italy
30 June - 5 July - Melges 24 World Championship 2015, Middelfart, Denmark
18-20 September - Dutch Open Championship, Medemblik, The Netherland
8-11 October - Melges 24 Swiss Open Championship, Coppa Lino Favini, Audi tron Sailing Series Act 5, Maggiore Lake, Luino, Switzerland
2015 North American Ranking - more information at melges24.com/northamericanranking
Jull 10-12 - Canadian National Championship, Windsor Yacht Club, Windsor, ON
Aug 07-09 - CSR Marine 2015 Melges 24 US National Open Championship, Cascade Locks, OR
Oct 03-04 - Fall Championship, Lake Geneva Yacht Club; Lake Geneva, WI, US
Nov 20-22 - Melges 24 Miami Invitational Regatta, Miami Yacht Club, Miami, US
2015 Australasian Ranking
Jan 08-11 - Australian Championships, Adelaide Sailing Club
Feb 13-15 - South Australian Melges 24 Championships, Adelaide Sailing Club
Jul 11-Jul 12, Mid Winter International One Design Regatta, Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
Nov 20-Nov 22, Melges NSW State Titles, Lake Macquarie Yacht Club