20th Melges 24 World Championship 2017 in Helsinki, Finland

Friday, 25 August 2017

Wind and big waves: this is what the Melges 24 is made for!

Throwback to the Melges 24 Worlds 2017 in Helsinki, few weeks ago. 

Check out this exciting footage filmed and edited by Zerogradinord in the fourth day of racing.

Can't get enough of this video seeing fun on Melges 24 as we know it! 

 All videos and interviews of the Melges 24 Worlds 2017 by Zerogradinord


2017 International Melges 24 World Council AGM - November 4th

International Melges 24 Class Association's Annual General Meeting 2017 will be held in Royal Ocean Racing Club, London, UK on November 4. The AGM will be preceded by the Technical Committee Meeting on November 3.

More specific details about the venue with the timeline and deadlines for the submission of the motions and proposals you'll find at melges24.com/agm2017

The first deadline for you is September 8 - motions and nominations to be proposed at the AGM shall be submitted to the International Treasurer (Tomi Hakola at tomi.hakola@starsquad.fi  and copy to Class Administrator Piret Salmistu at piret@melges24.com) not less than 8 weeks (56 days) before the date of the said AGM. 

The form for the submissions and more information you'll find at melges24.com/agm2017

Melges 24 New World Champions: Italian Maidollis and Taki 4 - Congratulations!

The 20th edition of the Melges 24 World Championship in Helsinki concluded with a series of eleven races that challenged the crews with weather conditions that ranged from light wind to heavy breeze and seas. 

After the success obtained in the Worlds of Torbole in 2012, exactly five years ago on August 4th, the couple helmsman-tactician Carlo Fracassoli-Enrico Fonda contributed to the success of Italian entry Maidollis by Gian Luca Perego with also Giovanni Ferrari as a part of the 2012 winner team, and Stefano Lagi onboard.

Taki 4 managed to confirm itself for the second year in a row as Melges 24 Corinthian World Champion, after the success obtained in Miami and will keep the perpetual Henri Samuel's Trophy another year. The crew was made, as past year, by Niccolò Bertola in helm, Giacomo Fossati, Marco Zammarchi, Matteo De Chiara, Giovanni Bannetta and Niccolò Bianchi as the coach.


1 - Carlo Fracassoli's MAIDOLLIS - ITA

2 - Bruce Ayres's MONSOON - USA

3 - Kevin Welch's MIKEY - USA


1 - Niccolò Bertola's TAKI 4 - ITA

2 - Geoff Carveth's GILL RACE TEAM - GBR

3 - Tõnu Tõniste's LENNY - EST

Story, results, photos, videos



Melges 24 New North American Champions: Mikey and Sunnyvale - Congratulations!

It was all smiles (and adrenaline) at the 2017 Diversified Melges 24 North American - NorAm Championship. Mother nature generously delivered a banner week of warm and sunny planing conditions to an international fleet of Melges 24 sailors. .


Kevin Welch's Mikey USA835  with Jason Rhodes, Ian Sloan, Ross McDonald and Serena Vilage took the North American title with 24 points followed by Michael Goldfarb's Warcanoe USA825 with 40 points (both teams were competing a week later at the Worlds in Helsinki). Fraser McMillan's Sunnyvale CAN151 with Harry Miller, Adam Koster, Keegan Moynihan, Kieran Horsburgh were crowned as the Corinthian North American champions, being third in overall with 48 points. 


1 - Kevin Welch's MIKEY - USA
2 - Micahel Goldfarb's  WARCANOE - USA
3 - Fraser McMilan's SUNNYVALE - CAN

1 - Fraser McMilan's SUNNYVALE - CAN 
3 - Gord Galbraith's LEKKER - CAN

Story, results

Melges 24 NorAm Championship

USM24CA: 2018-20 Election and Rule Change Proposal Results

Officially, the U.S. Melges 24 Class Association has concluded its election for the 2018-2020 Executive Committee with the following elected Class Officers:
Travis Weisleder, President (USA-848, Lucky Dog)
Roger Counihan, Vice President (USA-775, Jaws)
K.c. Shannon, Secretary (USA-801, Shaka)
George Haynie, Treasurer (USA-687, Firewater)
A great round of thanks to all the nominees that came forward to volunteer their time, enthusiasm and passion for the Melges 24. 

Read more about the elections and Rule proposals to IM24CA AGM from the USM24CA website.

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