Melges 24 World Championships

The Melges 24 World Championship is the most important annual regatta staged by the International Melges 24 Class Association. The Organizing Authority for the World Championship shall be the IM24CA in conjunction with the Host Club/Organization and the respective National Melges 24 Class Association. Countries having an active National Melges 24 Fleet and National Class Association, shall be entitled to apply to run the World Championship, the IM24CA shall make the venue selection.

Trophies:  The International Melges 24 World Championship is raced for the the Melges Performance Sailboats Trophythe Challenge Henri Samuel Corinthian World Trophy and the Zarko Draganic Trophy

See the champions of the Melges 24 Worlds at the Hall of Fame

 

2021 Melges 24 World Championship 

June 18-26, 2021 
Aarhus, Denmark

 

2020 Melges 24 World Championship 

May 1-9, 2020 
Charleston, SC, USA 
More Information | Website 

CANCELED due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

2019 Melges 24 World Championship 

October 5-12, 2019
Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy
Boats: 61 | Countries: 15
Summary
Results - Overall & Corinthian
Event website  
Photos © Pierrick Contin / IM24CA 
Videos by Zerogradinord
Champions: Carlo Fracassoli & Niccolo Bertola

 

2018 Melges 24 World Championship 

May 31 - June 9, 2018 
Victoria, BC, Canada 
Boats: 41 | Countries: 5
Summary
Results - Overall | Corinthian
Event website  
Photos © Zerogradinord/IM24CA 
Videos by Zerogradinord
Champions: Andrea Racchelli & Robert Britten

 

2017 Melges 24 World Championship 

July 28 - August 4, 2017 
Helsinki, Finland
Boats: 59 | Countries: 15
Summary
Results - Overall | Corinthian
Event website  
Photos by © Pierrick Contin 
Videos by Zerogradinord
Champions: Carlo Fracassoli & Niccolo Bertola

 

2016 Melges 24 World Championship 

November 28 - December 3, 2016 
Miami, FL, USA
Boats: 72 | Countries: 12
Summary
Results - Overall & Corinthian
Event website   
Photos by © Pierrick Contin 
Videos by Zerogradinord
Champions: Stuart McNay & Niccolo Bertola

 

2015 Melges 24 World Championship 

June 30 - July 5, 2015 
Middelfart, Denmark
Boats: 95 | Countries: 18
Summary
Results - OverallCorinthian | Crew List
Event website   
Photos by © Pierrick Contin 
Videos by Zerogradinord
Champions: Christopher Rast & Tõnu Tõniste

 

2014 Gill Melges 24 World Championship 

January 27 - February 2, 2014 
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Boats: 26 | Countries: 7
Summary 
Photos by © Teri Dodds
Videos & Interviews
Results - Overall & Corinthian | Crew List
Champions: Flavio Favini & Cameron Miles

 

2013 Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 World Championship 

September 29 - October 5, 2013 
San Francisco, USA 
Boats: 58 | Countries: 
Summary 
Results: Overall | Corinthian 
Photos | Photos by © Pierrick Contin 
Videos & Interviews
Champions: Brian Porter & Don Jesberg

 

2012 Melges 24 World Championship 

July 28 - August 4, 2012
Torbole, Garda Lake, Italy
Boats: 125 | Countries: 22
Summary | Results  
Photos by © Pierrick Contin 
Videos by Zerogradinord | Video by InGarda team
Champions: Carlo Fracassoli & Oyvind Peder Jahre

 

2011 Melges 24 World Championship 

May 15-22, 2011
Corpus Christi, TX, USA
Boats: 32 | Countries: 9
Summary | Results 
Photos by © Rick Tomlinson, Fiona Brown & James J Gibney 
Champions: Lorenzo BressaniEiichiro Hamazaki

 

2010 Marinepool Melges 24 World Championship 

August 4-12, 2010
Tallinn, Estonia
Boats: 79 | Countries: 18
Summary | Results 
Photos by © Pierrick Contin 
Videos by Justin Chisholm
Champions: Lorenzo Bressani & Oyvind Peder Jahre

 

2009 Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Melges 24 World Championship 

October 23-31, 2009
Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Boats: 51 | Countries: 8
Summary | Results 
Photos by © Pierrick Contin & Fiona Brown 
Videos
Champions: Chris Larson & Bruce Ayres

 

2008 Volvo Melges 24 World Championship 

May 28 - June 5, 2008
Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy
Boats: 114 | Countries: 16
Summary | Results | Results by fleets 
Photos by ©Pierrick Contin
Champions: Lorenzo Bressani & Oyvind Peder Jahre

 

2007 Fullpower Melges 24 World Championship 

May 5 - 12, 2007
Santa Cruz, California, USA
Boats: 58 | Countries: 
Summary | Results | Full results 
Photos by Tom Barrett, Sharon Green, Paul Todd
Champions: David UllmanOthmar Mueller von Blumencron

 

2006 Aigle Melges 24 World Championship 

August 23 - September 1, 2006
Hyeres, France
Boats: 119 | Countries: 14
Summary | Corinthian joint victoryResults  
Photos by ©Fiona Brown & Thierry Lavernos
Champions: Nicola Celon & Tõnu TõnisteJean Francois Cruette

 

2005 Corum Melges 24 World Championship 

December 9 -16, 2005 
Key Largo, Florida, USA
Boats: 99 | Countries: 8
Summary | Results 
Photos by © Tim Wilkes
Champions: Jimmy Spithilll & Martin Kullman

 

2004 Melges 24 World Championship 

August 9-13, 2004 
Marstrand, Sweden
Boats: 81 | Countries: 
Summary | Results 
Photos © Pierrick Contin
Champions: Sebastien Col & Kenneth Thelen

 

2003 Audi Melges 24 World Championship 

October 9 - 17, 2003
San Francisco, California, USA
Boats: 84 | Countries: 13
Summary | Results 
Photos by © Pierrick Contin
Champions: Samuel "Shark" Kahn & Egidio Babbi

 

2002 Melges 24 World Championship 

July 28 - August 4, 2002
Travemünde, Germany
Boats: 74 | Countries: 15
Summary | Results 
​​​​Champions: Harry Melges & Kenneth Thelen

 

2001 Melges 24 World Championship 

January 20-25, 2002 
Key West, Florida, USA
Boats: 80 | Countries: 10
Summary | Results
Champions: Flavio Favini & Argyle Campbell
 

 

2000 Melges 24 World Championship 

August 26 - September 2, 2000 
La Rochelle, France
Boats: 125 | Countries: 
Summary | Results
Champions: Giorgio Zuccoli & Kenneth Thelen

 

1999 Melges 24 World Championship 

October 1-10, 1999
Long Beach, California, USA
Boats: 49 | Countries: 6
Summary | Results
Champions: Vince Brun & Tom Freytag

 

1998 Melges 24 World Championship 

September 1998
Torbay, Great Britain
Boats: 95 | Countries: 14
Preview | Summary | Results
Champions: Vince Brun & Kristian Nergaard

 

Year: 2020
Event dates Title Venue
- Melges 24 World Championship 2020 - CANCELED Charleston, SC, USA
Year: 2020
Posted Title
30.03.2020 Possibility of Holding the Melges 24 Worlds in Miami in Late 2020 Under Consideration
26.02.2020 Melges 24 Southbound — 2020 World Championship, Early Entries Close on March 1st
18.02.2020 U.S. Melges 24 Class announces 2020 National Ranking Series event schedule
10.02.2020 Melges 24s Top Sperry Charleston Race Week Attendance Ahead of 2020 Worlds, Early Entry Deadline is March 1st
03.02.2020 Register for 2020 World Championship in Charleston, Early Entry Fee Ends March 1
Year:
Posted Title
16.03.2020 CANCELLATION of the 2020 Melges 24 World Championship
14.03.2020 2020 Melges 24 Worlds - Communication From IM24CA Chair
Year: 2019
Posted Title
25.11.2019 Registration Open for Charleston Bound 2020 Melges 24 Worlds
20.11.2019 2019 Melges 24 Worlds Recap: An Interview with Richard Reid from Zingara
14.11.2019 Melges 24 Worlds 2020 - Notice of Race published and registration open now
11.11.2019 IM24CA World Council - Annual General Meeting 2019 - short summary
13.10.2019 Italy takes it all again : Maidollis and Taki 4 are the new Melges 24 World Champions
05.10.2019 Melges 24 World Championship 2019 - October 5-12
17.09.2019 Three Weeks Left to the Start of the Melges 24 World Championship 2019 in Villasimius, Italy
09.09.2019 SEPTEMBER 15 - Entry Deadline for the Melges 24 Worlds 2019 - Competitor Announcement No. 1
29.07.2019 2019 Melges 24 World Championship in Villasimius, Italy - Early Bird Entry Fee deadline is July 31st!
Year: 2018
Posted Title
10.06.2018 Melges 24 World Championship 2018 - Final Day - Italian Altea and Canadian Full Circle victorious in Victoria
Year: 2017
Posted Title
05.08.2017 2017 Melges 24 Worlds: Italian Power on the Fin(n)ish Line: Maidollis and Taki 4 Are the New Melges 24 World Champions
Year: 2016
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04.12.2016 Embarr and Taki 4 Crowned 2016 Melges 24 World Champions, in Overall and Corinthian division respectively
Year: 2015
Posted Title
05.07.2015 Melges 24 Worlds 2015: Chris Rast’s EFG and Tõnu Tõniste’s Lenny are the new Melges 24 World Champions
Year: 2014
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02.02.2014 First Aussie Melges 24 world championship fair dinkum ripper
Year: 2013
Posted Title
07.10.2013 Porter Snatches Elusive World Title After Last Race Decider At Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 Worlds
Year: 2012
Posted Title
05.08.2012 Gullisara Wins Melges 24 World Championship - Storm Capital Sail Racing Claims Third Corinthian World Title
Year: 2011
Posted Title
22.05.2011 Bressani And Hamazaki Claim Victory At 2011 Melges 24 Worlds
Year: 2010
Posted Title
12.08.2010 Lorenzo Bressani & Uka Uka Racing Win 2010 Marinepool Melges 24 World Championship, Oyvind Peder Jahre & Storm Capital Sail Racing Win Corinthian World Title
Year: 2009
Posted Title
09.12.2009 Chris Larson Explains Exactly What It Took To Win The Sheehy Lexus Of Annapolis Melges 24 World Championship
03.11.2009 Sheehy Lexus Of Annapolis 2009 Melges 24 World Championship - Final Roundup Report
Year: 2008
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06.06.2008 Lorenzo Bressani and Uka Uka Racing Win Volvo Melges 24 Worlds
Year: 2007
Posted Title
12.05.2007 Dave Ullman is 2007 Fullpower Melges 24 World Champion
Year: 2006
Posted Title
05.10.2006 Melges 24 World Corinthian Championship - Joint Winners Declared
01.09.2006 Team Bete and Nicola Celon Win 2006 Worlds
Year: 2005
Posted Title
16.12.2005 ITALY’S LUNA ROSSA TEAM WINS CORUM MELGES 24 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Year: 2004
Posted Title
13.08.2004 SEBASTIAN COL & PHILLIP LIGOT'S TEAM P&P WIN 2004 MELGES 24 WORLD TITLE
Year: 2003
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17.10.2003 SHARK BITES!
Year: 2002
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02.08.2002 FINALLY HARRY MELGES (USA 409 STAR) IS 2002 MELGES 24 WORLD CHAMPION!
25.01.2002 FLAVIO FAVINI AND FRANCO ROSSINI WIN MELGES 24 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Year: 2019
Event dates Title Venue
- Melges 24 World Championship 2019 Villasimius, Sardinia, ITA
2019 Melges 24 Worlds Day 1 - Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy

2019 Melges 24 Worlds Day 1 - Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy

2018 Melges 24 World Championship - Victoria, BC, Canada

2018 Melges 24 World Championship - Victoria, BC, Canada

2017 Melges 24 World Championship - Helsinki, Finland

2017 Melges 24 World Championship - Helsinki, Finland

2016 Melges 24 World Championship - Miami, FL, USA

2016 Melges 24 World Championship - Miami, FL, USA

2015 Melges 24 World Championship - Middelfart, Denmark

2015 Melges 24 World Championship - Middelfart, Denmark