2014 News Archive

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New/Proposed Rule Changes Now Posted Online

Happy New Year everyone from the Audi Melges 20 Class! As part of the class’ ongoing goal to maintain and preserve the one design aspect of the International fleet, we are proud to present this 2015 Audi Melges 20 Rule Changes Document which details the new/approved Class Rules by the IAM20CA Board. Full Story.

Measurement Announcement - Audi Melges 20 Hull Fairing Forbidden

We would like to take this opportunity to bring to your attention the International Audi Melges 20 Class Rules enforcing the strict prohibition of sanding and fairing the hull and appendages on the Audi Melges 20, as well as any modification of interior bulkheads or gussets that fall outside of the class rules. Full Story.

A Letter From Tom Burnham — MWS No. 1 Coach In Residence

For those of you lucky enough to have competed at the first event of the 2015 Miami Winter Series just this past weekend in Coconut Grove, Coach in Residence Tom Burnham was onhand assisting the fleet for two days. Full Story.

Michas Wins MWS Event No. 1, Hill Named Corinthian Champion

One final light air race concluded the 2014/15 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Act No. 1 on Sunday, hosted by Coconut Grove Sailing Club (CGSC) with championship winner Jason Michas on Midnight Blue along with tactician Mark Mendelblatt and crew Trevor Moore winning the final heat and taking the overall win Full Story.

Flattening The Curve

After a tricky second day at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Event No. 1 hosted by Coconut Grove Sailing Club, the fleet anticipated three quality races with a forecast calling for a brisk, more straightforward northerly wind. Full Story.

Miami Minefield

There are some basic things in sailing that are fairly straightforward; hoisting sails, trimming them properly and trying to keep the bow pointed to the mark at all times. Combined with getting a clean start, taking care of the basics usually results in a good finish and solid position at the end of the day. Full Story.

Holiday Heat

With most of the world preparing for mistletoe, eggnog and Santa Claus, the International Audi Melges 20 Class Association (IAM20CA) is dropping marks, slapping on sunscreen and tipping em’ back, in preparation for the first event of the 2014/15 Winter Series hosted by Coconut Grove Sailing Club (CGSC). Full Story.

CA NO. 3 - 2015 Miami Winter Series

Please see the following general event information and reminders regarding the Miami Winter Series Event No. 1. Full Story.

CA NO. 2: Fleet Practice Agenda Reminder

Please see the following gentle reminder about the official Audi Melges 20 Fleet Practice and Coaching Session with Coach Tom Burnham. This is an amazing opportunity that the class has organized especially for you, so please take advantage of this exclusive chance to improve your game! Full Story.

CA NO. 1 - 2015 MWS Fleet Practice Agenda

On behalf of the Audi Melges 20 class leadership and Melges USA, all owners are encouraged to participate and prepare for two full days of coaching prior to and during the first Winter Series event. Full Story.

Destination Paradise

Twenty-five teams from across North America and around the world prepare for the commencement of the 2015 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series. Full Story.

MWS CGSC Adopt-A-Boat Program

Coconut Grove Sailing Club is attempting to accommodate all Melges 20’s at the Club for this year’s Miami Winter Series Full Story.

Register For The 2015 MWS Events

Don't get confused about which events you should be racing at in Miami! The 2015 Miami Winter Series is expecting big fleet racing. REGISTER NOW for the correct events! Full Story.

Vianini Tolomei Wins Monaco Sportboat Winter Series, Act 1

Congratulations to International Class Chairman Manfredi Vianini Tolomei aboard Maolca, with Andrea Casale on tactics and crew member Matteo Veliconga have won the opening act of the popular post-season Monaco Winter Series Full Story.

CA No. 1 : 2014/2015 Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series - Act 1, 24-26 October

Don't stop sailing and get ready for the ultimate Audi Melges 20 experience: Do not miss the MELGES 20 MONACO SPORTSBOAT WINTER SERIES 2014/15. The events will be hosted by the Yacht Club de Monaco with the following schedule: Full Story.

Kilroy Secures NAC Title

The final day of the Audi Melges 20 North Americans again delivers postcard conditions from San Francisco Bay. Full Story.

Fleet Revels In Classic, Afternoon San Francisco Racing Conditions

A very civilized morning gives way to a short postponement followed by three idyllic races on Day Two of the Audi Melges 20 North Americans Full Story.

California Steamin'

Day one of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 North American Championship is in the books with three perfect light air races and tight racing from top to bottom Full Story.

CA No. 3 : 2014 North American Championship

Please see the following message from International Audi Melges 20 Chief Measurer Egidio Babbi: I am sorry to be not in SF for this great event. Full Story.

Melges Team Racing, Genova Boat Show October 3-5 - Daily Update

The game is on, be ready for 3 days of top Melges Sailing in the special arena of Genova Boat Show. A very special thanks to all of you for making this event so unique! Full Story.

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