Please select your home edition
Edition
Fever-Tree 728x90

Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Activities commence at Ocean Reef

by Joy Dunigan on 10 Dec 2013
Audi Melges 20 World Championship Melges 20 - copyright http://melges20.com/
Sunday marked the commencement of activities at Ocean Reef Club in high anticipation of the very first ever Audi Melges 20 World Championship, fully supported by Melges USA and Coconut Grove Sailing Club. The day came to a perfect close with teams gathering at the home of George and Patty Lucas for an incredible, yet casual and easy kick-off dinner party.

At high noon, teams assembled in an organized line for launching boats and inspection. Rob Wilber's Cinghiale, Trey Sheehan's Flat Stanley/Hooligan Racing, Skip Shapiro's Makiara and John Kilroy's Samba Pa Ti were along those that finally put it on wax in preparation of the start of the Championship.

Registration gets fully underway on Monday with sail measurement commencing in the same location. Boat measurement and inspection continues as teams set-up for more practice time and the rest of the fleet ascends upon Ocean Reef Event website
PredictWind.comProtector - 660 x 82Marine Resources 660

Related Articles

Star Sailors League Finals – New faces and pleasant return
Alongside Diego Negri, who’s been to every SSL events so far, we are super happy to welcome Francesco Bruni. Francesco is an all-round sailor, he started his sailing life early in his hometown, Palermo, and soon moved to the Laser where he gained the qualifications for Italy to the Olympics in Atlanta in 1996.
Posted on 15 Nov
Brothers to be international rivals in SB20s
Paul and Tim Burnell, will be international rivals in the World Championship for the SB20 one-design sport boat class Tasmania sailing brothers, Paul and Tim Burnell, will be international rivals in the World Championship for the SB20 one-design sport boat class to be sailed on the River Derwent in early January.
Posted on 11 Nov
J24 World Championships to be held at Fraglia Vela Riva
J24 is one of the most loved and spread monotype classes worldwide with 50,000 sailors, over 5,000 boats in 40 countries The regatta will consist of ten races, for which many talented teams are expected to sail being attracted not only by the magnificent race course, but also by the natural beauties of Garda Trentino and the renowned organizing skills of Fraglia Vela Riva.
Posted on 10 Nov
Star Sailors League Finals – The French connection
Franck Cammas was born in the south of France 40 something years ago, but lived in Brittany for a long time. More and more, the SSL Finals is becoming a top event for non-Star sailors, who are invited based on their sailing achievement in their own classes and regattas.
Posted on 2 Nov
Close at the 2017 Etchells Queensland Championship
Yes it was very much all about being close at the 2017 Etchells Queensland State Championship. Yes it was very much all about being close at the 2017 Etchells Queensland State Championship. Held on the magnificent waters of Moreton Bay, on the very same track that next year’s World Championship will use, the Brisbane Fleet ran yet another successful event from their base at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Manly.
Posted on 1 Nov
Latest Zhik Isotak X arriving in time for Rolex Sydney Hobart
Increasing numbers of offshore crews are opting for Zhik’s multi-layered approach to face extreme conditions Not the endurance of a near 45,000 nautical mile Volvo Ocean Race, but still crossing a testing patch of ocean is a certainty for this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race fleet. Eastern Bass Strait’s shallow waters and the time of year when East Coast lows have been known to develop at sea can throw up surprises, one of the reasons sailors from around the world are lured to the bluewater classic
Posted on 23 Oct
Inaugural J/70 Australian Championship overall
Six races were held over the weekend of racing. Saturdays breeze was forecast for 25 knots, but abated to 15-20 knots Not since the J/24 have we seen such a worldwide response to a new one-design keelboat. Like its predecessor, the J/70 has struck a chord across a wide age and skill range and has proven itself to be an extremely versatile platform.
Posted on 19 Oct
5.5 Metre Class at the XIII Raduno Vele Storiche Viareggio
Four Classic 5.5 Metres and one Evolution took part in the XIII Raduno Vele Storiche Viareggio. Four Classic 5.5 Metres and one Evolution took part in the XIII Raduno Vele Storiche Viareggio, one of the most important Italian classic boat regattas. The three-day regatta was characterised by light winds, but also very warm temperatures.
Posted on 16 Oct
The Nations Trophy – Spanish conquistadors
By winning both the Swan 45 and ClubSwan 42 classes, Spain gave little oxygen to the efforts of other competing nations. The individual championships were close-fought affairs. The cream would rise to the top as it always does and solid last-day scores by the class winners ensured their eventual ascendancy.
Posted on 14 Oct
Marseille One Design – Day 3 – Lake Geneva day for the GC32s
In the two following races, it was easier for Zoulou. She led at the top mark and simply extended from there. In a similar display to that of Franck Cammas’ Norauto here last year, the French team has pulled out a significant lead of 11 points going into the final day of racing tomorrow.
Posted on 14 Oct