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.
Regatta Management and the US Melges 24 Event Championships Inc propose to the host the 2020 Melges 24 World Championships.
Event Headquarters – We propose that the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina serve as the event site. This resort with its 200 plus rooms and marina will provide a great experience. There are also less expensive hotels, within two miles of the marina and great beach houses on Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms available for rent.
Schedule – Racing would be held beginning on the Tuesday following Charleston Race Week. Dates yet to be determined but usually the middle to third week of April.
Course Venue – The courses would be set in the Atlantic Ocean in the area just south of the harbor jetties and in the Charleston Harbor if requested.
Competitors Fees – We prepose a fee structure that would be as inclusive and as reasonable as possible.