2010 News Archive

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Big Changes, Big Names, and Big Classes Ensure Biggest Charleston Race Week Ever

With more than four months until the start of 2011 Charleston Race Week, volunteers and professional staff are already hard at work to make Full Story.

Register Now For The 2011 Primo Cup Trophèe Credit Suisse, February 10-13

Hosted by Yacht Club de Monaco, the 27th running of the Primo Cup Trophèe Credit Suisse 2011 happens on February 10-13. Full Story.

Kiss Wins MWS Event No. 1

December 12, 2010 (Miami, Fla.) — 2010 Audi Melges 20 USA Sailing Series Champion Michael Kiss, from Holland, Mich. and crew comprised of Chris Rast and Jamie Kimball on Bacio took the 25-strong Miami Winter Series fleet by storm winning all three of Sunday's races and the event by... Full Story.

Light Air Puts Arendshorts In Charge

December 11, 2010 (Miami, Fla.) —Only one race was held today at the 2011 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series hosted by the Coconut Grove Sailing Club (CGSC), due to very light air conditions. John Arendshorst, from Holland Mich. on Blink 20/20 is seated in first place overall.... Full Story.

2011 AM20 MWS Promises Big Fleet Racing

December 10, 2010 (Miami, Fla.) — A record-breaking twenty-six Audi Melges 20 teams have gathered in Miami, Fla. for a great weekend of competitive, fun, one design racing at the 2011 Miami Winter Series, Event No. 1, hosted by the Coconut Grove Sailing Club (CGSC). This number doubles the... Full Story.

COMPETITOR ANNOUNCEMENT No. 1 : Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Event No. 1

November 29, 20100 — Dear Audi Melges 20 Competitors, Coconut Grove Sailing Club (CGSC) and the International Audi Melges 20 Class Association (IAM20CA) are very much looking forward to your arrival and another great Miami Winter Series on Biscayne Bay. Here are a few of items for your... Full Story.

Giallongo Steps Down As European Fleet President, Nominations Being Accepted

From Benedetto Giallongo, International Vice Chairman (EUR), Fleet President for the Audi Melges 20 Class: November 29, 20100 — A meeting of the European Fleet Executive Committee was recently held in Milan that included myself, the Technical Committee consisting of Federico Albano,... Full Story.

Catch-up With The Melges 20 on Macatawa Bay, Michigan — 22 November

Melges 20 fever is spreading fast! Its highly contagious as is the excitement about this extraordinary new boat. Last weekend sailors in Texas got a hands-on, first time sail courtesy of Gulf Coast Melges Dealer John Kolius and his team at KO Sailing. On hand was Andy Burdick from Melges... Full Story.

Audi Melges 20 Owners Meeting : Save the Dates and Time

November 22, 20100 — Prior to the very first Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Regatta (December 10-12): International Audi Melges 20 Class Association (IM20CA) Owners Meeting Thursday, December 9 Coconut Grove Sailing Club 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. ALL OWNERS (Only) are invited and... Full Story.

2011 Charleston Race Week, April 14-17

November 16, 2010 (CHARLESTON, SC) — The organizers of Charleston Race Week pride themselves on listening to their customers, as a result 2011 marks the earliest start ever to the South's biggest multi-class regatta. "CRW has rapidly evolved from a fun, regional event to one of the most... Full Story.

Winter Speed Clinic Update

November 8, 2010 — With a thick fog, the Melges 32 and Audi Melges 20 fleets participated in the Winter Speed Clinic from November 6th to the 7th on Garda Lake (Malcesine). Under the direction of the Italy's Olympic Women's 470 Class Coach, Guglielmo Vatteroni along with Melges 24 and Melges... Full Story.

36th Winter Championship Interlaghi 30 October to 1 November 2010

PRESS RELEASE October 30, 2010, (Lecco, Italy) — The short, wind from the south, which has been blowing steady at 7.6 meters, has been a natural ally in the first race day of the Winter Championship Interlaghi - Credit Valtellina Trophy Sailing in the Gulf of Lecco in the scene with the... Full Story.

Paola Spreafico Appointed As Audi Melges 20 European Fleet Secretary

October 1, 2010, (Rimini, Italy) — As of 2010 October 1, Paola Spreafico has been appointed to the official position of Secretary for the European Audi Melges 20 fleet. Her duties will include the day-to-day duties of supporting the European President Benedetto Giallongo and the rapidly... Full Story.

Melges Europe Hosts Exclusive Speed Clinic Weekend, Malcesine

September 29, 2010 — The high-level sportboat racing product, service and sales distributor Melges Europe is offering two exclusive speed clinic weekend opportunities to Audi Melges 20 and Melges 32 owners. This is your chance to try on some hot performance as the 2011 season will be... Full Story.

Benedetto Giallongo’s 'Value Team' Wins Second Consecutive Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series Title

September 12, 2010, (Rimini, Italy) — Value Team’s Benedetto Giallongo has won the 2010 Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series taking the prestigious title for a second year in a row. Victory for Giallongo is very different than 2009 as Francesco Farneti on Reggini Sailing Team put up a good... Full Story.

Final Day Of Racing In Rimini To Decide All

September 11, 2010, (Rimini, Italy) - Rimini, the final stage of the 2010 Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series event in Europe has presented the perfect platform for the ultimate dual between defending Series Champion Benedetto Giallongo on Value Team and Francesco Farneti on Reggini... Full Story.

Rimini — The Audi Melges 20 Races The Final 2010 European Series Event

September 10, 2010, (Rimini, Italy) - Club Nautico Rimini is prepared, ready and standing by to host the grand finale act of the 2010 Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series. Last July, at the spectacular Audi Melges 20 Gold Cup in Malcesine, the strong and persevering Reggini Sailing Team of... Full Story.

Michael Kiss Crowned Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Champion

August 29, 2010 (Holland, MI) - Congratulations to 2010 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Champion Michael Kiss on Bacioand his crew comprised of son Mitchell and Chris Rast. It’s been a Kiss summer. First, Mitchell place third at the Men’s Radial Worlds. Morgan, his daughter... Full Story.

TouchÉ Kiss

August 28, 2010 (Holland, MI) - After two days and six championship races at the 2010 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship, Michael Kiss on Bacio continues to lead the twenty-one strong one design fleet. In second overall is Canada’s Kate Mullin... Full Story.

Kiss Puts 3 Bullets In 2010 Audi Melges 20 Nationals To Lead

August 27, 2010 (Holland, MI) - Michael Kiss on Bacio delivered an astounding performance today at the 2010 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship, hosted by the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club. Three races were held under picture perfect conditions with Kiss submitting in a 1-1-1... Full Story.

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