sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Audi Melges 20 North American Championship officially kicks off
Audi Melges 20 North American Championship officially kicks off


'Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series'    Melges 20 - copyright

2013 Audi Melges 20 North American Championship (NAC) has officially kicked off and is all set to deliver three days of spectacular racing in Toronto, Canada, September 13-15. Eighteen bona fide teams are all set and ready to go after a great day of preparations, registration, practice and free Canadian Moosehead beer on the dock and really cool Canadian Maple Leaf regatta T-Shirts!

The pre-event day featured warm, partly cloudy conditions with some rain and a wind squall halting this afternoon's practice race. Food, drinks and warm hospitality from the Port Credit Yacht Club (PCYC) ushered in the opening ceremonies that also included a daily debrief coordinated by Andy Burdick with Melges USA. These debriefs are unique to Melges events as it helps the fleet to tune-up, share information and progress.

Teams have traveled from afar to compete representing the USA, Japan and a healthy representation from Canada's flourishing fleet. Top boats include newly crowned U.S. National Champion John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti, Euro champ Michael Kiss on Bacio fresh back from a big victory in Porto Rotondo, Italy, and Corinthian U.S. National Champion Brian Hill on Atlas. Other teams to keep a close eye on are Corinthian Miami Winter Series Champion Jon Messenger on Black Sheep, Richard Davies on Section 16, Erywn Naidoo on Bohica and Paul Currie on Wild Deuces.

The International Audi Melges 20 Class Association (IAM20CA) is very proud to welcome several new owners competing for the first time in the fleet including Leo Vander Thillart on Team True Racing, Greg Berti on Liberti, Frank McLaughlin aboard CAN-254 and Hiroshi Kurakawa on Spray.

Racing commences on Friday, where the forecast is predicting windy conditions, which will set a great stage for an incredible first day of racing. Racing will continue on Saturday with the final laps to victory on Sunday. Post racing, the new 2013 Audi Melges 20 NAC Champion will be crowned. Melges swag has been set aside for winners on- and off-the-water!

Stay close to Official Audi Melges 20 Website as full details and race reports will be posted each day.

Full entry list

1.) Brian Hill, Atlas
2.) Michael Kiss, Bacio
3.) Rhonda Joyce, Batteries Not Required
4.) Jon Messenger, Black Sheep
5.) Erwyn Naidoo, Bacio
6.) Justin Quigg, Character 2.0
7.) David Pollock, DP
8.) Daniel Thielman, Kuai
9.) Greg Berti, Liberti
10.) John Taylor, Ninkasi
11.) John Kilroy, Samba Pa Ti
12.) Richard Davies, Section 16
13.) Hiroshi Kurokawa, Spray
14.) Frank McLaughlin, CAN-254
15.) Leo Vander Thillart, Team True
16.) Chris Rypkema, Umi Minor
17.) Bruce Broussard, Velocity
18.) Paul Currie, Wild Deuces


by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=114418

4:20 AM Fri 13 Sep 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World

America's Cup: Louis Vuitton Cup's Yves Carcelle dies at 66 *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,




















Audi Melges 20 World Championship - ‘Samba Pa Ti’ crowned champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,




Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,














East to West: A profile of Volvo Ocean Race crew Team Dongfeng
Extreme Sailing Series - First-ever Turkish team to race in Istanbul
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Race 4 images by Max Ranchi
New Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record
Detroit Cup - Fifth place finish a difficult result for Neptune Racing
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads
Volvo Ocean Race: Call of Duty comes first for Team Alvimedica
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini
Helping boaters understand weather basics
PWA Alacati World Cup - Exciting finish on day 2
Match 40s find the surface again + Video
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Max Ranchi
Clagett Regatta names first Executive Director
Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition
IFDS World Championship overall
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa   
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video   
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay   
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic   
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?   
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta   
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay   
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys   
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature   
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Event memorable videos   
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach   
Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom   
PWA Alacati World Cup - Furious slalom is upon us   
J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe!   
J/24 US National Championship - Victory for Will Welles’ Cougar   
Extreme Sailing Series: View the Final Day's action - Replay   
NYYC Grandmasters Team Race - Reign continues for Noroton Yacht Club   
WSSR announces new World Record Around Britain and Ireland   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final day photos by Tim Wilkes   
2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT