Registration Open for Charleston Bound 2020 Melges 24 Worlds

November 25, 2019 – Charleston, S.C. USA – The 2020 Melges 24 World Championship will take place on 1-9 May 2020, in Charleston, South Carolina. Organized by the International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA) in conjunction with, U.S. Melges 24 Championship Events, Inc. and Regatta Management, the 5-day regatta is predicted to be one of the most well-attended Championships in recent Melges 24 Class history.

Canadian Melges 24 Class President Dan Berezin on his Surprise CAN629 at the North American Championship 2019 – the very first competitor to sign-up to race at the 2020 Worlds. Photo © Bill Crawford – Harbor Pictures Company

“I am really excited about the upcoming Charleston Worlds,” says Canadian Melges 24 Class President Dan Berezin – the very first competitor to sign-up to race. “It will be a great opportunity to experience an event like the World Championship in Charleston. Competing against the best teams in the world is something not to be missed.”

Newly elected and the very first woman to serve as International Class President, Laura Grondin has raced in Charleston several times. “It’s one of my favorite racing venues: strong winds, great bars and restaurants and a highly capable race management team. With only one week separating Sperry Charleston Race Week and the Worlds, the stage is set for two fantastic regattas. Join us!”

2019 Sperry Charleston Race Week. Photo © CRW/Zerogradinord

Charleston, South Carolina is best known for hosting one of the longest-running, most-successful yacht racing events in North America – Sperry Charleston Race Week. In 2020, it will celebrate an impressive 25th anniversary, and in turn for the Melges 24 Class, serve as a monumental warm-up to its World Championship happening a few days later.

Randy Draftz, 2020 Regatta Chairman. Photo © CRW/Zerogradinord

“Race week has always provided the best of all worlds – entertaining and exciting shoreside activities, superior race management, bountiful sponsorship, and the ability to provide great racing in a variety of conditions – offshore and in the harbor,” says 2020 Regatta Chairman Randy Draftz. “What has also made it successful is that we listen to the sailors. We want what they want – the best racing, under the best conditions, on the right race course. We plan to do the same for the 2020 Melges 24 World Championship.”

“Mount Pleasant is very proud to host and support the Melges 24 Worlds,” says Will Haynie, Mayor, Town of Mount Pleasant, SC. “Sailing is part of the fiber of our community, and we are honored to be among the best of the best. We thank you for bringing the Worlds here.”

Teams are encouraged to get signed up as soon as possible. March 1st is the early entry deadline. The drop-dead entry deadline is 17 April 2020.

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The 2020 Melges 24 World Championship is proudly supported by Mount Pleasant South Carolina.

The Melges 24 is designed by Reichel/Pugh and built by Melges Performance Sailboats and holds a unique position among the world’s one-design sportboats as one of the most successful classes of high performance yachts. For more information, please visit the official website of the International Melges 24 Class Association at

For media photos (web and/or high resolution) or class specific information about the Melges 24 at the 2020 Melges 24 World Championship, please contact:

Joy Dunigan
2020 Melges 24 World Championship Press Officer
U.S. Melges 24 Class Association, Administrator
Mobile: +1 (912) 398-5776
Skype: joysavannah

Piret Salmistu
2020 Melges 24 World Championship Press Coordinator
International Melges 24 Class Association Administrator & Media Coordinator
Mobile/WhatsApp: +372 507 7217

Notice of Race published and Registration open for the Melges 24 Worlds 2020

November 14, 2019 – Charleston, SC, USA – With less than six months to go until the next major Melges 24 title event – 2020 World Championship – taking place in Charleston, South Carolina, USA on May 2-9 – Melges 24 sailors from all around the worlds are welcome to register!

Notice of Race has been published and Registration is open at the 2020 Worlds’ YachtScoring site.

Please note the deadlines for the Entry Fee:

  • $1200.00 up to March 1st, 2020.
  • $1500.00 from March 2nd to April 15th, 2020.
  • $1700.00 from April 16th, 2020 onwards.

Use an opportunity to test the waters of the Worlds 2020 also at the preceding Sperry Charleston Race Week on April 23-26, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2020. Sperry Charleston Race Week will also act as a warm-up to the Melges 24 Worlds 2020!