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.
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.