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MiKey USA835 - photo Martina Orsini

December 16, 2019With the completion of the first Bacardi Winter Series’ event, the 2019 Melges 24 racing season in the U.S. is officially over. As the Class looks forward to a red hot 2020, it is super thrilled to congratulate Kevin Welch with Jeff Madrigali at the helm of MiKEY as the very first USM24CA National Ranking Champions (Open), and Megan Ratliff’s Decorum team are the big Corinthian victors.

War Canoe USA 825 - ZGN

December 15, 2019 - Miami, FL, USA – After strong winds got the Bacardi Invitational Winter Series started yesterday, the J/70 and Melges 24 fleets went out to the race course today under motor. Carol Ewing and her Race Committee were not optimistic for breeze above five knots, so the first race went off slowly with a slight pressure build toward the end.

Melges 24 European Sailing Series
December 10, 2019 - IM24CA - As it always happens at the end of the sailing seasons, the winter period represents the best time to give shape to the events that will become new chapters of the great book of sailing. 
 
Jens Wathne
November 29, 2019 - The World Council of the International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Bergen, Norway on November 9th. While no remarkable amendments to the class rules or documents were made, a few members of the Executive Committee concluded their terms and new officers were elected and appointed to serve the Melges 24 class.
 
Melges 24 at CRW2019
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.
 
Zingara CAN853 Pierrick Contin

November 16, 2019 by  - Team Zingara – Scott Nixon (tactician), Ben Lam (kite trimmer), Billy Gooderham (boat captain and bow), Richard Reid (helm) – recently competed in the 2019 Melges 24 Worlds in Italy. Richard Reid took a few moments to answer our burning questions about the regatta and what it takes to succeed at the world level. Enjoy! 

Ayres-Gulari - Bushwhacker Cup 2019

November 19, 2019 - Pensacola FL, USA - The three teams leading Pensacola Yacht Club’s Melges24 Atlantic & Gulf Coast Championship aka the Bushwhacker Cup after Day 1 were confirmed as the three podium finishers on Day 2. The one race that PRO Hal Smith got off the line saw the leaders in front, bow to bow, in clean air after each made a quick tack to Port in the middle of the line. Then the general recall horn sounded. 

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.

Melges 24 fleet

November 12, 2019 - Pensacola FL, November 11, 2019 - Article by Talbot Wilson - Five reigning 2019 Melges 24 champions and a former U.S. Champion will duke it out with a stellar fleet of challengers on Pensacola Bay this coming weekend (November 15-17). Pensacola YC hosts the Melges 24 Bushwhacker Cup with racing for the Atlantic and Gulf Coast Championships on Friday and Saturday. A practice race and a Quantum sails clinic will help tune the fleet on Friday.

AGM 2019

November 10, 2019 - Bergen, Norway - World Council of the IM24CA held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Bergen Norway yesterday. Here’s a short overview about the voting results and decisions made.