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2002 INTERNATIONAL MELGES 24 NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

 2002 International Melges24 North American Championships, Annapolis, Maryland

USMCA, LIGHTSURF AND GENEVA TRADING SUPPORT THE 2001 MELGES 24 WORLDS

The International Melges 24 Class Association and Premiere Racing Inc are delighted to announce three further sponsorships of the 2001 Melges 24 World Championship, to be held in association with Terra Nova Trading/Yachting Key West Race Week from 20-25 January 2002.

The United States Melges 24 Class Association has already played a vital role in the rescheduling of this World Championship and it has now re-affirmed its commitment to the success of the event by becoming a Supporting Sponsor.

2001 MELGES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

With almost 80 entries from 10 nations and 3 continents the 2001 Melges 24 World Championship, being held in association with Terra Nova Trading/Yachting Key West Race Week from 20-25 January 2002, will be the biggest Melges 24 event ever held in the USA.

This is a very special championship for the class as in the aftermath of the terrible events of 11 September the original organisers were forced to withdraw. Fortunately Premiere Racing stepped forward to offer the championship a new home at Key West Race Week and it is now set to be bigger and better than ever!

MEASUREMENT CERTIFICATES AND CLASS MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED FOR WORLDS ENTRANS

If you are competing in the forthcoming Key West Worlds please make sure
that you have your boat measurement certificate with you for presentation at check in and that both the owner and helmsman of your boat are members of the Class Association. More...

If your boat does not have a certificate please make urgent contact with Hal Pickering.

If you have not yet joined the class association please make urgent contact with your class secretary.

MELGES 24 WILL BE BIGGEST ONE DESIGN FLEET AT YACHTING KEY WEST RACE WEEK

Hot news from the organisers of Yachting Key West Race Week (15-19 January 2001) is that the Melges 24 fleet entry is currently 53 boats, twice as many as any other one design fleet at the regatta.

With temperatures in the high 70s and a record total entry of over 300 boats Key West will be the place to be in mid January. There is still just time to make a late entry so if you haven’t yet booked your slot visit www.premier-racing.com for further details and entry forms, etc.

BEVERAGE BRANDS TO SPONSOR MELGES 24 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FLEET HQ

The International Melges 24 Class Association and Premiere Racing Inc. are delighted to announce that UK drinks company Beverage Brands will be the Melges 24 Fleet HQ Sponsor for the forthcoming 2001 Melges 24 World Championship, to be held in association with Terra Nova Trading / Yachting Key West Race Week from 20-25 January 2002.

A Beverage Brands sponsorship will help to provide additional measurement, fleet check in and launching facilities at the Truman Navy Basin as well as a fantastic welcome party for the Melges 24 crews on the Saturday evening.

REGISTER NOW TO CONFIRM YOUR CORNITHIAN STATUS

All competitors intending to compete in the Corinthian division at Melges 24 events during 2002 should ensure that they and their crew have all obtained the necessary official ISAF Sailor Classification through the ISAF web site at www.sailing.org.

The online registration is a simple procedure, which only takes about 10 minutes to complete. To enter as a Corinthian for any event your crew must meet the following requirements:
• The helmsman shall meet the requirements of ISAF Group 1

NORTH SAILS SUPPORT 2001 MELGES 24 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AS AN ASSOCIATE SPONSOR

The International Melges 24 Class Association and Premiere Racing Inc are delighted to announce that North Sails will be supporting the 2001 Melges 24 World Championship, to be held in association with Terra Nova Trading/Yachting Key West Race Week from 20-25 January 2002, as an Associate Sponsor.

BILL ROGNER OFFERS HELP WITH SPECIAL DEALS FOR MELGES 24 WORLDS

To help other Melges 24s go to the Melges 24 Worlds at Key West Race Week my crew and I have worked out a deal where it only costs $400 a person. This includes entry fee ,dockage, and hotel room for the whole week. With this low a dollar figure I cannot afford not to go! If anyone is interested please let me know so I can be of help to get you to Key West cheap. Call me on +1-941-639-8380 or E-mail me.

- Bill Rogner - USA82 | Hurricane

DOUG CLARK & PAULA ZUBRYCKI TAKE ATLANTIC COAST CHAMPIONSHIPS

Jacksonville was its usual great self for the Atlantic Coast Championship which saw the fleet enjoy some fantastic racing and some equally fantastic partying. The large, comfy club with excellent facilities provided a home from home while the flat water and medium air made it easy for everyone to go fast and really enjoy the racing. Satuday brought a 10-14 knot North Easterly with nice 10' shifts. Harry Melges dominated with a 2-1-1 while Morgan Reeser helming for Neil Sullivan was the next most consistant with a 1-3-2.