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2019 M24ESS Portoroz

February 11, 2019 - Portoroz, Slovenia -  Crews will get their first Melges 24 fix in just over eight weeks time, with Act 1 of the 2019 Melges 24 European Sailing Series taking place in Portorož, Slovenia from the 5-7 April. Always a firm favorite with the sailors due to accessible waterfront and reliable wind, Portorož will continue to build on the trend of the past six years that has seen a significant growth in entries from around the world, including USA and Russia.

Bacardi Winter Series Miami 2019

January 21, 2019 - Miami, USA - Congratulations to Bruce Ayres’ Monsoon and crew members Ian Coleman, Chelsea Simms, George H. Peet and Mike Buckley as they won their second consecutive Melges 24 Winter Series event this past weekend in Miami.

Kevin Nixon's Accru AUS812 © Thomas Hawker

January 15, 2018 - Australia - Lake Macquarie Yacht Club (LMYC) is excited to announce it will be hosting the 2019 Accru Melges 24 Australian Championships in March. The Melges 24 class has a long association with LMYC. The club has run several state and national championships for the class over the years.

2019 Melges 24 North American Championship

Januar 14, 2019 - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - The 2019 Melges 24 North American Championship (NAC) hosted by the Grand Traverse Yacht Club (GTYC) in Traverse City, Mich., is now open for entries. Already, 26 teams have signed up for two days of practice and tuning followed by three extravagant days of world-class, championship racing on the warm waters of West Grand Traverse Bay. 

Melges24_Holidays2018

December 23, 2018 - Dear Melges 24 sailors, owners, builders, officers and friends! Thank you all for your time and efforts contributing to the Melges 24 class worldwide! It was great to see you all involved with the best ever one design sportsboat class Melges 24!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
May fair winds fill your sails in 2019!

Photo - Pierrick Contin - pierrickcontin.fr

Monsoon 851 Worlds 2018 photo ZGN

December 3, 2018 - Miami, US - "Miami never disappoints...," proclaimed Monsoon winning tactician Mike Buckley on his Instagram feed after racing from sunny and warm Miami, Florida where the Melges 24 Class was the largest fleet in attendance at the first ever Bacardi Winter Series. Twenty teams traveled to the warmest spot in the country to take in some much needed one-design therapy and Biscayne Bay sailing.

Melges 24 - Bacardi Winter Series I 2018

December 3, 2018 - Miami, US - Biscayne Bay was open again for business as the inaugural three event Bacardi Invitational Winter Series kicked off December 1-­-2 in Miami, FL. The event is an off-­-shoot of the perennial Bacardi Invitational Regatta now run in conjunction with the legendary Bacardi Cup every March.

Annual General Meeting 2018 - Voting Results & Decisions Made

November 19, 2108 - The Annual General meeting of the International Melges 24 Class Association's World Council was held in Palma de Mallorca on November 10. Here are the voting results and decisions made by the AGM.  

Taki 4 ITA778 - Luino - Piret Salmistu
October 15, 2018 - Luino, Italy - 2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series comes to its end in Luino Italy with the XV edition of Lino Favini Cup. After six events held in Punta Ala, Portoroz, Torbole, Riva del Garda, Domaso and Luino the overwhelming winner both in overall and Corinthian division is reigning Melges 24 European Champion TAKI 4 while the winner of the final event in Luino is Flavio Favini and his fellow sailors from well awarded BLUE MOON sailing on Gianluca Perego's MAIDOLLIS.
 
Melges 24 ESS in Luino 2018 - Piret Salmistu
October 13, 2018 - Luino, Italy-  Three races were sailed on the second day of the XV Lino Favini Cup in Luino. Amazing summerlike October day and better wind conditions made the Race Committee and sailors happy allowing execute one race in the morning breeze and two in the afternoon. Local team of Flavio Favini on Maidollis collected three bullets and takes the lead after five races sailed.