Logistics to Charleston

Coming to the Melges 24 Worlds 2020 in Charleston and need a place where to storage your 40ft container, using a forklift to unpack and put together your boat before the regatta?

Here’s for you!

High and Dry Boatworks is locally owned and operated company, who’s mission is to provide their customers with prompt quality service and stress free process. They are happy to help with logistics for boats getting shipped into Charleston. Its great place to get some work done and also storage the boats and trailers prior the Worlds.

Contact them at:

Phone: +1.843.224.1615 | Email: kaokek@yahoo.com

Website: www.highanddryboatworks.com

To learn about Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina and marina information, please visit melges24.com/Worlds2020/marina-information

Registration Open for Charleston Bound 2020 Melges 24 Worlds

November 25, 2019 – Charleston, S.C. USA – The 2020 Melges 24 World Championship will take place on 1-9 May 2020, in Charleston, South Carolina. Organized by the International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA) in conjunction with, U.S. Melges 24 Championship Events, Inc. and Regatta Management, the 5-day regatta is predicted to be one of the most well-attended Championships in recent Melges 24 Class history.

Canadian Melges 24 Class President Dan Berezin on his Surprise CAN629 at the North American Championship 2019 – the very first competitor to sign-up to race at the 2020 Worlds. Photo © Bill Crawford – Harbor Pictures Company

“I am really excited about the upcoming Charleston Worlds,” says Canadian Melges 24 Class President Dan Berezin – the very first competitor to sign-up to race. “It will be a great opportunity to experience an event like the World Championship in Charleston. Competing against the best teams in the world is something not to be missed.”

Newly elected and the very first woman to serve as International Class President, Laura Grondin has raced in Charleston several times. “It’s one of my favorite racing venues: strong winds, great bars and restaurants and a highly capable race management team. With only one week separating Sperry Charleston Race Week and the Worlds, the stage is set for two fantastic regattas. Join us!”

2019 Sperry Charleston Race Week. Photo © CRW/Zerogradinord

Charleston, South Carolina is best known for hosting one of the longest-running, most-successful yacht racing events in North America – Sperry Charleston Race Week. In 2020, it will celebrate an impressive 25th anniversary, and in turn for the Melges 24 Class, serve as a monumental warm-up to its World Championship happening a few days later.

Randy Draftz, 2020 Regatta Chairman. Photo © CRW/Zerogradinord

“Race week has always provided the best of all worlds – entertaining and exciting shoreside activities, superior race management, bountiful sponsorship, and the ability to provide great racing in a variety of conditions – offshore and in the harbor,” says 2020 Regatta Chairman Randy Draftz. “What has also made it successful is that we listen to the sailors. We want what they want – the best racing, under the best conditions, on the right race course. We plan to do the same for the 2020 Melges 24 World Championship.”

“Mount Pleasant is very proud to host and support the Melges 24 Worlds,” says Will Haynie, Mayor, Town of Mount Pleasant, SC. “Sailing is part of the fiber of our community, and we are honored to be among the best of the best. We thank you for bringing the Worlds here.”

Teams are encouraged to get signed up as soon as possible. March 1st is the early entry deadline. The drop-dead entry deadline is 17 April 2020.

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The 2020 Melges 24 World Championship is proudly supported by Mount Pleasant South Carolina.

The Melges 24 is designed by Reichel/Pugh and built by Melges Performance Sailboats and holds a unique position among the world’s one-design sportboats as one of the most successful classes of high performance yachts. For more information, please visit the official website of the International Melges 24 Class Association at melges24.com.

For media photos (web and/or high resolution) or class specific information about the Melges 24 at the 2020 Melges 24 World Championship, please contact:

Joy Dunigan
2020 Melges 24 World Championship Press Officer
U.S. Melges 24 Class Association, Administrator
Mail: communications@usmelges24.com
Mobile: +1 (912) 398-5776
Skype: joysavannah

Piret Salmistu
2020 Melges 24 World Championship Press Coordinator
International Melges 24 Class Association Administrator & Media Coordinator
Mobile/WhatsApp: +372 507 7217
Mail: piret@melges24.com

Notice of Race published and Registration open for the Melges 24 Worlds 2020

November 14, 2019 – Charleston, SC, USA – With less than six months to go until the next major Melges 24 title event – 2020 World Championship – taking place in Charleston, South Carolina, USA on May 2-9 – Melges 24 sailors from all around the worlds are welcome to register!

Notice of Race has been published and Registration is open at the 2020 Worlds’ YachtScoring site.

Please note the deadlines for the Entry Fee:

  • $1200.00 up to March 1st, 2020.
  • $1500.00 from March 2nd to April 15th, 2020.
  • $1700.00 from April 16th, 2020 onwards.

Use an opportunity to test the waters of the Worlds 2020 also at the preceding Sperry Charleston Race Week on April 23-26, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2020. Sperry Charleston Race Week will also act as a warm-up to the Melges 24 Worlds 2020!

Sperry Charleston Race Week celebrates 25 years in 2020, Melges 24 Worlds to follow

October 29, 2019 – Charleston, SC, USA – There’s a lot of buzz leading up to the 25th Anniversary of Sperry Charleston Race Week, April 23-26, 2020. Organizers are planning many special events and expecting the largest turnout to date. The event continues to grow and flourish each year with new classes, race courses and innovations.

It will be a big year for the Melges 24s too! Sperry Charleston Race Week will also act as a warm-up to the 2020 World Championship happening on May 1-9.

Registration is now open so register today before accommodations fill up. There is plenty of lodging convenient to the venue and great beach houses for rent, too. It’s the perfect opportunity to combine the regatta with a family vacation in America’s No. 1 destination city!

Details and registration link at charlestonraceweek.com.

2020 Melges 24 Worlds – Charleston, SC – May 1-9

Charleston will be hosting 2020 Worlds as the only candidate – IM24CA World Council at the Annual general Meeting 2018 was happy to read thorough bid to host the Worlds by Randy Draftz, founder and organizer of the Charleston Race Week, which under his leadership has evolved to become the largest keelboat regatta in North America.

The 2020 Melges 24 World Championship would be a stand-alone event, with the added advantage of coming on the heels of Charleston Race Week, Regatta Management’s flagship event.

Regatta Management is a full service, turn-key yacht race management company, which has proven its capacity to host and run successful, first-class international regattas. Regatta management has run several M24 events – the Miami Worlds in 2016, Charleston Nationals, Miami Midwinter Tune-Up helped with the M24 Worlds in Victoria – and consulted with the Inland Yachting Association regarding their Championship event.

SAVE THE DATES for the 2020 Melges 24 Worlds in Charleston

May 1-9, 2020

Read lots of useful information about the venue, experience, location, weather, transportation etc HERE.


Historic Charleston, South Carolina

A Southern coastal city where history lives

Charleston, SC, USA

Charleston is known as America’s Favorite Destination!
(Voted No. 1 city in the U.S. and Canada by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine.

One of North America’s most architecturally significant destinations, Charleston sits on a peninsula overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Conceived as a “great port town,” Charleston was married to the sea from the start. Local maritime history began when the first colonists sailed into the harbor in 1670. The tales of merchant traders, pirates and naval foes who subsequently navigated these waters are among the area’s most notorious lore.

Captivating and walkable, Charleston attracts people from around the world for its cosmopolitan aura, preservation of history, cultural diversity, and exceptional culinary and shopping delights.

Renowned Culinary and Nightlife Scene

Named one of the world’s 10 Best Delicious Destinations by Travelocity, Charleston is an epicure’s dream. From hidden gems serving
up local flavor to five-star spots with innovative menus, Charleston is home to a volume of world- class dining normally associated with cities five times its size. Three Charleston chefs consecutively won the esteemed James Beard Foundation Best Chef award, one of the culinary world’s highest honors. Today’s chefs are inspired by nature, harvesting from the region’s estuaries, rich with shrimp, fish, crabs and oysters, and marshlands, where rice and vegetable production thrives. Charleston also has an invigorating nightlife scene, with a wide choice of quaint historic pubs, music venues, and bars.

Shopping Mecca

From the famous King Street Shopping District to specialty shops along Market and East Bay Streets, you can find everything from trinkets and antiques to high fashion. Shopping and strip malls in the surrounding areas provide all the additional stores you could possibly need.

Vibrant Cultural Offerings

Charleston has developed a reputation as an international cultural destination. With more than 500 live performances annually, high energy festivals, popular gallery walks and outdoor concerts, the opportunity to experience theatrical, musical magic exists every day. The area is also home to many wonderful museums.

Charleston by night

Beautiful Beaches

Charleston is more than just one of the country’s most beloved cities, it’s home to five beautiful beach towns, each with its own distinctive character, and all offer an array of outdoor activity and water sports.

  • Isle of Palms – Here you will find a balanced blend of full-time residents and visitors, a 1,500-acre resort, two championship golf courses and a marina.
  • Sullivan’s Island – The only island in the world that’s been the setting for both an Edgar Allan Poe novel and a Revolutionary War battle, Sullivan’s Island is a warm and welcoming seaside village that sits proudly at the mouth of the Charleston Harbor.
  • Folly Beach – Affectionately known as “the Edge of America,” Folly Beach is an eclectic, laid back beach community just 15 minutes from downtown Charleston.
Spectator and tourist facilities:

There are numerous options for touring and on-the-water excursions for family members and spectators:

• Charleston Harbor Tours

• Coastal Excursion

• Classic Boat Charleston

  • Kiawah Island – A 10,000-acre barrier island with 10 miles of uninterrupted beaches, Kiawah Island is home to world-class golf and an acclaimed resort.
  • Seabrook Island – This 2,200-acre tranquil, private island community offers championship golf, a deep- water marina, horseback riding, and wide beaches.

Charleston is the perfect locale to combine the 2020 Melges 24 World Championships and a family vacation!

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