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2010 Miami Winter Series Event No. 2 February 19-21 Miami, FL

©2009 Carlo Borlenghi | B-Plan

Giallongo’s ‘Value Team’ Wins Second Consecutive Primo Cup —
Trophee Credit Suisse

One year ago Benedetto Giallongo bought his first Audi Melges 20 and won the Credit Suisse Primo Cup in 2009. This year, he reigns supreme again but with two important differences, the crew has matured substantially and the competition is more fierce than ever. Fourteen Audi Melges 20 participated and for some it was there very first experience. Read Full Article

1.) Benedetto Giallongo, Value Team
2.) Luca Domenici, Notaro Team
3.) Guido Miani, Out Oh Reach
4.) Stefano Di Properzio, Hulk
5.) Alessandro Molla, Bela Vita

Warming up to this 2010 racing season opener, Melges Europe also supported the fleet with several opportunities to fine-tune the team, boat and overall performance including a great time had by all in Savona.

• The Italian Winter Series is almost complete with the final event taking place on February 20-21. Teams will be focusing on strategies, tactics, training on Saturday and as many as five races are scheduled on Sunday.
• The Scarlino Winter Series (three-parts) will conclude on February 27-28. For those interested in participating, please contact Luisa Bambozzi with Melges Europe today!

Official Event Website
Full Results
Photo Gallery

2010 Miami Winter Series Event No. 2, February 19-20

Coming on strong and quick is part two of the 2010 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series. Happening on February 19-20 and hosted by the fantastic Coconut Grove Sailing Club and supported by Miami Shake-A-Leg, fourteen teams are expected to attend. Have you submitted your entry? Register Now!

Adding more bang for the buck, Melges Performance Sailboats’ Andy Burdick will be organizing practice racing on Friday, February 19 starting at 2 p.m. on the bay. Calling all Audi Melges 20 racers — get ready for some great tune up! On Saturday, a post race press conference is scheduled and technical talk on Saturday.

With one event completed and two to go, Jeff Ecklund currently leads the series and will return with his winning STAR team for Event No. 2. Reigning U.S. National Champion Eric Wynsma on Superfly is in second and Robert Wilber on Cinghiale is third. View Current Standings

View Photo Gallery | 2010 Miami Winter Series Event No. 1

Competitor Notices
1.) Sailing Instructions Amendment No. 1 has been issued.
2.) All competitors MUST be members of the Audi Melges 20 Class. Join Today!. View Current Membership List
3.) Sail Declarations For AM20 MWS Event No. 2 are due by the close of registration on February 19, 2010.

Stay close to as daily reports, results and photos will be posted and distributed.

Official Event Website
View Current Entry List
Register Online
Audi Melges 20 USA Sailing Series Format
- Format Amendment No. 1
Notice of Race (NOR)
- NOR Amendment No. 1
Sailing Instructions (SI)
- SI Amendment No. 1
Hotel Info
Coconut Grove Sailing Club Aerial Map

New ISAF Approved Class Rules Now Online

The new ISAF approved Audi Melges 20 Class Rules have been published. These rules are effective immediately and everyone should take the time to review changes that have occurred. There are quite a few throughout the document and while we encourage everyone to review the new rules document in its entirety, here is a list of the major changes:

• Mainsheet purchase has been amended to a minimum of 3:1 purchase. (C.9.6)
• Tapered sheets are now allowed for jib and main. (C.9.6)
• Optional design purchase systems to allow easier shroud car movement are allowed. (C.6.1)
• Helm rule wording has been updated. (Appendix 8)
• Sail button royalty for all sails and installed by sailmakers. (G.2.4 & Appendix 3)
• Sail limitation marks wording updated. (I.2)

Download The Audi Melges 20 Rules

Melges Makes Bacardi Miami Sailing Week A Major Event, March 10-13

With nine entries already on the board, the participation level at the 2010 Bacardi Miami Sailing Week on March 10-13 is expected to potentially double. Racing in Miami during the month of March is a guaranteed good time. Don’t waste another minute contemplating this event as it will meet and exceed your racing expectations! The event is under the incredible management of StudioMilano. They are working very hard to also ensure high-quality shoreside activities will be top-notch too. The Audi Melges 20 will rock Miami’s world with this event! View The Bacardi Miami Sailing Week Newsletters.

Official Event Website
Register Online
View Current Entry List

©2009 Carlo Borlenghi | B-Plan

2010 Audi Melges 20 European Sailing Series

The second year of the Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series is going to be simply amazing. In addition to an incredible line-up of series regattas, they will all take place in some of Italy’s most beautiful locations — Lerici, Scarlino, Porto Rotondo and Rimini. The class is also looking forward to the Audi Melges 20 Gold Cup Regatta on July 22-25 where 40 boats from as far away as the U.S., Britain and Austria are expected to compete.

Series Event No. 1 | April 17-18; Lerici, Italy
Series Event No. 2 | May 22-23; Scarlino, Italy
Series Event No. 3 | June 12-13; Porto Rotondo, Italy
Audi Melges 20 Gold Cup | July 22-25; Malcesine, Italy (Lake of Garda)
Series Event No. 4 | September 11-12; Rimini, Italy

Cool Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series Gear Always Available At

Shop Online with for exclusive sportswear, high quality parts and accessories. Cool gear and the bare necessities that keep your race program in the top ranks can all be found online. It’s user friendly and super convenient! Melges Europe is standing by too, onsite and ready to assist customers as the upcoming European events unfold. Trust Melges worldwide — number one in customer service!

Order Exclusive Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series Sportswear now!

©2010 Andrea Francolini

Audi Melges 20 Fleet Is Growing In Australia

The Audi Melges 20 officially has a firm grip on Australia! Just recently, it completed participation at the 2010 Audi Victoria Week, a phenomenal event where over 400 boats competed (more than 4,000 sailors) sailing over 19 classes and divisions. The Audi Melges 20 raced the Bundaberg Rum National Sports Boat division where it placed fifth out of 23 boats. A total of 8 races were competed with Heath Walters at the helm of Scooter Central winning Race 4, never finishing outside of the top ten for the entire series!

Adding to the excitement is the forthcoming Sydney Harbor Regatta on March 6-7 that will feature the Audi Melges 20. Hosted by the Middle Harbor Yacht Club participation is sure to increase as other fleets such as the Melges 24 and Melges 32 are flourishing. Get onboard with the Audi Melges 20 in Australia by contacting Australian Fleet Secretary, Tracy Walters today for more information regarding purchasing and demo sails.

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Plan To Attend 2010 Charleston Race Week, April 8-11

Next stop on the grand 2010 USA Sailing Series is Charleston Race Week on April 8-11. Taking place in historic Charleston, S.C., it is one of the fastest growing events in the USA. Five boats have already registered, with plenty more committed to attending. This event is organized in partnership by the Charleston Ocean Racing Association and the South Carolina Maritime Foundation. Year-after-year, this event just keeps getting better-and-better — on- and off-the-water!

Official Event Website
View Current Entry List
Register Online
Notice Of Race

Melges 20 Reminders

Download The International Audi Melges 20 Class Rules. The latest updates to the Audi Melges 20 rules are in effect. Download The Rules

Join The Audi Melges 20 Network. The Audi Melges 20 fleet is growing rapidly on a world wide scale. Friend the fleet online at Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Remember that during key events, the Official Audi Melges 20 Blog is always hot with the latest event developments.

Audi Melges 20 Media. It has been a little more than a year since the Audi Melges 20 was introduced, but tons of imagery has been generated. View some great photos and videos. Also check out the Audi Melges 20 on YouTube!

Audi Melges 20 Class Blog. Chat it up today online at the official International Audi Melges 20 Class Association Blog. Visit today and check back often as the latest and greatest news and info will be posted regularly!

2010 Melges 20 Upcoming Demo Days & Regattas

The world wide Audi Melges 20 fleet is ready to go in 2010 with a solid schedule of incredible events in the USA and Europe. Save The Dates today and be ready to race!

North America

Miami Winter Series Event No. 2 February 19-21 Miami, Florida

Miami Winter Series Event No. 3 Miami Bacardi Sailing Week
March 10-13 Miami, Florida

Charleston Race Week April 7-11 Charleston, South Carolina

Detroit NOOD June 4-6 Bayview Yacht Club; Detroit, Michigan

Toronto Regatta June 18-20 Toronto, Canada

U.S. National Championship August 27-29
Lake Geneva Yacht Club; Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Fall Championship Regatta October 2-3
Lake Geneva Yacht Club; Lake Geneva, Wisconsin


Pasquavela April 2-4 Porto Santo Stefano

Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series Event No. 1 April 17-18 Lerici

Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series Event No. 2 May 22-23 Scarlino

Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series Event No. 3 June 12-13 Porto Rotondo

Audi Melges 20 Gold Cup July 22-25 Malcesine

Gorla August 28 Lake Garda

Audi Melges 20 Event No. 4 September 11-12 Rimini

Octoberfest Regatta September 24-26 Lake of Starnberg, Germany

Winter Interlake Championship Oct 30 - Nov 1


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