The second day of racing at the Easter SNIM Regatta in Marseille brought strong south easterly winds from 25-35 knots making for a day of spectacular Melges 24 racing with two further races being completed before the Race Committee was forced to send the boats home as the wind increased further.
Day one of the SNIM Regatta in Marseille, France (the first event in the 2009Melges 24European Ranking) provided competitors withthree excellent but very tough races completed in bright sunshine and good winds.
San Francisco, Calif., (April 9, 2009) - The U.S. Melges 24 Class is proud to announce Autonet Mobile as the title sponsor of the 2009 U.S. National Championship being held on June 11-14 in San Francisco, Calif., hosted by the prestigious St. Francis Yacht Club.
Charleston, S.C. , (April 5, 2009) - U.S. Melges 24 Class Association (USMCA) President Travis Weisleder today announced an exclusive agreement with the producers of On-The-Water Anarchy to bring live coverage of every race at 2009 Charleston Race Week to the internet.
Charleston Race Week, Lakefest Regatta and the Annapolis NOOD regatta welcome spring with big fleet Melges 24 racing and top-notch competition during April 2009 (April 6, 2009) - Three major SLAM U.S. National Championship Series events are on the horizon for the U.S.
In the Melges 24 Class, perhaps more than any other one design fleet, the ability to consistently achieve good starts is a key part of a helm's ability. Managing to pull off successful pin end starts raises the difficulty level significantly.