Scott Nixon from Quantum Sails is fast building a reputation as a top flight one design tactician. In the last few months of 2008 he called tactics on the winning boats at both the Melges 24 North American Championship and the Melges 32 Gold Cup. Who better then to talk about tactics with?
Kristen Lane is a rare commodity, a female Melges 24 helm. Those who know her say that, irrespective of gender, her background as an accomplished skier along with her fearsome determination and highly competitive nature, make her a perfect candidate to steer a Melges 24 on the US circuit.
At the end of 2008 Reggie Fairchild pulled off a fairly remarkable double, not only was he head of the organising committee for the 2008 US National Championships at Charleston Yacht Club but he also came away from the regatta as the new joint Melges 24 Corinthian US National Champion.
We are delighted to announce that Justin Chisholm has been appointed as IMCA Press Officer.
The Melges 24 will be on display for the first time ever at the Budapest Boat show in Hungary which runs from 12 - 15 February 2009. X Sailing will be displaying the Melges 24 on their stand number 213A in A pavilion and looks forward to welcoming all visitors interested in Melges 24 sailing.
On behalf of the German speaking countries we would be happy to welcome teams from other European Countries to our "Nationals" - Austrian Open, May 22-24, Attersee, Austria- German Open, May 29 - June 1, Prien, Chiemsee, Germany- Swiss Open, June 26-28, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland The German Class will