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URGENT REMINDER TO MELGES 20 OWNERS: 2018-2020 Election Voting Ends on Sunday, December 10

This is a gentle reminder that the voting period for electing the International Melges 20 Class Association Board for the 2018-2020 term ends today, Sunday December 10. Full Story.

Miami Winter Series - Kick-off and World League Finale

There are times when a venue doesn't show its best. When it is cold, rainy, the wind won't cooperate or other adverse weather conditions make for a tough weekend of sailing. Full Story.

Freides Wins 2017/18 Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Season Opener

After two days and six races, Drew Freides' PACIFIC YANKEE led a deep fleet with several teams ready to pounce on the final day Full Story.

Mixin' it Up in Miami

With another three races in tricky, fun sailing conditions on Biscayne Bay, Drew Freides' PACIFIC YANKEE has leap frogged Igor Rytov's RUSSIAN BOGATYRS to assume the overnight lead. Full Story.

Raging Russian Bogatyrs

Three up, three down on Day One at 2017-18 Melges 20 Miami Winter Series results in a European top podium line-up Full Story.

Melges 20 Miami Magic

Three days of Melges 20 Miami Winter Series racing action kicks off 2018 racing agenda, the final event of the 2017 Melges 20 World League season Full Story.

Call For Board Nominations Open, 2018-2020 Elections Coming Up

The International Melges 20 Class Association (IM20CA) is now accepting nominations from anyone wishing to serve as a board member of the class for the 2018-2020 term. Full Story.

Freides Wins Melges 20 World Championship

After eight races, eight varied race winners and a wide range of racing conditions, Drew Friedes' PACIFIC YANKEE with tactician Morgan Reeser and crew member Charlie Smythe have captured their very first major international title in the Melges 20 Class, that of World Champions Full Story.

Change of Pace at Melges 20 Worlds

After two days of perfect Southwest Newport breeze, Day Three of the Melges 20 World Championship dawned sunny skies and warm temps, but no wind. Full Story.

Newport Delivers More of a Good Thing at Melges 20 World Championship

As the fleet blasted off the line to start Race Four, sailors quickly figured out that while the breeze direction was the same as the day before, Day Two had a new bag of tricks. Full Story.

Surfin’ the Sou’Wester

Tourists come to Newport for fall foliage and clam chowder. Sailors come for yachting history and the legendary Newport Sou'wester Breeze which arrived on Day One of the 2017 Melges 20 World Championship. Full Story.

2017 Melges 20 World Championship Kicks Off

The biggest event of the entire 2017 Melges 20 World League season gets underway this week, October 2-7, hosted by the New York Yacht Club Full Story.

2017 Melges 20 World League Enters Critical Stage of the Season

The Melges World League — the official, international circuit of the Melges 20 fleet is alive and well as it continues to progress, offering a long and competitive 2017 racing season thus far. Full Story.

Rytov Conquers the 2017 Melges 20 World League, European Division

All the success goes to Igor Rytov’s RUSSIAN BOGATYRS who has confirmed that he is the strongest team this season in the International Melges 20 Class fleet. Full Story.

Rytov Takes Control of Russian Open

At the tip top of the standings, Igor Rytov’s RUSSIAN BOGATYRS holds an impressive 12-point lead over second place finisher Achille Onorato/Matteo Savelli sailing MASCALZONE LATINO, JR. Leonid Altukhov’s RUS-199 is seated third Full Story.

No Breeze On Day One at Russian Open

Teams were all dressed up and unable to race on opening day at the 2017 Russian Open, hosted by Fraglia Della Vela Riva due to lack of breeze. Full Story.

Riva del Garda Pours the Final Fuel on the Fire at Russian Open

The Melges 20 World League, European Division has arrived at its fifth and final destination in 2017 as Fraglia Della Vela Riva plays host to the Russian Open Full Story.

CA No. 1: Melges 20 World League - Riva del Garda, Russian Open

We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Riva del Garda for the final event of the 2017 Melges 20 World League, European Division and Russian Open happening September 1-3 Full Story.

Freides Crowned Melges 20 U.S. National Champ

A massive round of congratulations is in order for newly crowned Drew Freides on PACIFIC YANKEE. He and his team which includes Morgan Reeser and Charlie Smythe are the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Champions. Full Story.

Newport Long Haul

The sunny skies on Day One of the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship hosted by Sail Newport were replaced with low flying southerly squalls and an on-time 1100 start Full Story.

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