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CLEAN SWEEP BY FLAVIO FAVINI ON DAY 3 OF MELGES 24 WORLDS

If you’ve ever wanted to watch a master class in Melges 24 sailing today was the day to be out on the water. Italian Flavio Favini and his Swiss team, headed by owner Franco Rossini, led the fleet from start to finish in all three races taking him into a comfortable lead.

BRITIAN'S JAMIE LEA DOMINATES OPENING RACES AT 2001 MLEGES WORLDS

After the intense frustration of day one when a lack of wind meant no races were completed at all the Melges 24 fleet was raring to go for day two. Fortunately Key West delivered the conditions for which it is rightly famous and three great races were achieved in a steady 8-12 knot wind with only a small chop.

NO RACING ON DAY ONE OF MELGES 24 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

After a 3* hour postponement waiting for wind in Key West PRO Dave Brennan made the only sensible choice and sent the Melges 24 World Championship fleet home with no racing attempted on the opening day. "It was definitely the right move. Everyone was being baked alive and running out of drink and we'd waited long enough." said Britain's Nigel Young, trimmer for World Ranking joint leader Jamie Lea aboard GBR437.

With a ten race series planned and six races required to make a Championship the pressure will now be on to get

REGISTRATION ALL COMPLETE & TEAMS READY TO GO AT WORLDS IN KEY WEST

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!

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.

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