sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Rooklyn, Australia to make history at Melges 24 World Council AGM
Rooklyn, Australia to make history at Melges 24 World Council AGM

'Melges 24 North American Champion - Warwick Rooklyn’s Bandit. Day 3 at the 2012 Melges 24 North American Championship hosted by San Francisco Yacht Club, CA, USA, from 22-26 August 2012.'    Fiona Brown ©

Australian Class President Warwick Rooklyn is leaving the Aussie summer behind for the chill of Helsinki in an historic event; it will be the very first occasion on which a nation from the southern hemisphere will attend a Melges 24 world council AGM.

Rooklyn, whose name is synonymous with sailing, will attend the Technical Meeting on Friday 23 November, where one of the mains issues to be discussed is a change to the hiking rule.

Melges 24s’ batlling it out. -  Fiona Brown ©  
On Saturday 24 November the AGM will be held. In terms of the Asia Pacific region, there will be discussions on Australia having its own international measurer, an Asia Pacific Ranking Series and having an Asia Pacific representative on the executive committee.

The number one priority though, is to secure the rights to hold the 2014 Melges 24 World Championship at Geelong in Victoria, Australia.

To that end, Rooklyn will be making a presentation to delegates before the decision is voted on.

'It’s been a couple of years of work by the Australian Melges 24 Association, Royal Geelong Yacht Club (RGYC) and its partners to get to this point,' Rooklyn conceded.

'This is an important decision that affects the growth of the class in the Asia Pacific region and to truly make it an International class,' he said.

'I am quietly optimistic that things will go well, as we’ve ticked all the boxes that would make an Aussie Worlds a great and memorable event for all competitors and the family and friends who would attend.'

RGYC and its partners have a fantastic track record of running major events. The flat waters of Corio Bay, uninterrupted by shipping, ferries and other marine obstacles, are perfect for Melges 24 racing.

This season’s M24 Australian Championship will again be held in conjunction with the 2013 Festival of Sails, Victoria’s most prominent keelboat event, hosted by RGYC each January.

This increasingly popular class is growing in Australia and has attracted some of the biggest names in the sport.


by Di Pearson

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=103897

10:49 PM Sun 18 Nov 2012GMT


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: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,
































































America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities
Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall
49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm
Team Alvimedica practice in Newport, RI - Photos
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host
PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top
Foiling Week - Moth Class Italian Open Championship Day 2
America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base
Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine
PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Off to France!   
Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Race keeps an eye on Arthur   
World Match Racing Tour: See the Finals replay at the Stena Match Cup   
Newport International Boat Show unveils exciting 'At The Helm' Program   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - First blood to Hansen over Canfield + Video   
Star World Championship - Americans claim race win in Malcesine   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Weather halts action on day 4   
Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd wins OneDLL Cup into Den Helder   
Clipper Race - Close match racing in closing stages of the OneDLL Cup   
Volvo Ocean Race: Spanish play catch-up with under 100 days to go   
World Match Racing Tour: Catch the live action at the Stena Match Cup   
Finn Junior Worlds - Battle for the Jorge Bruder Silver Cup   
Mobiles drive traffic - 72% increase in Sail-World.com page view *Feature   
British Open Dragon Championship finale at Royal Lymington preview   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket is ready to host   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Valerie Ghibaudo hits back on day 3   
Star World Championship - Hard fought win on day 4 + Video   


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