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Winter Championship Series Event No. 1 December 11-12 Miami, FL

Michael Kiss Dominates U.S. Nationals, Crowned 2010 USA Sailing Series Ranking Champion

Congratulations to Michael Kiss on Bacio as he is the 2010 USA Sailing Series Ranking Champion! Michael also captured the 2010 U.S. National Championship title with striking speed. “This is just unbelievable. I never envisioned that we could really sail this well.” said Kiss after racing. Two more Macatawa Bay masters claimed second and third respectively, John Arendshorst on Blink and Tony Tabb on USA-88.

Race Reports
PREVIEW: Nationals Readies For Big Fleet Racing
Kiss Puts Three Bullets Into National Championship To Lead
Touche Kiss
Michael Kiss Crowned National Champion

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Kiss also took honors atop the 2010 USA Sailing Series Ranking. A close second place was Miami Winter Series winner Jeff Ecklund on STAR. In third, was Eric Wysnma on Superfly. A very special thanks to all the competitors that raced 2010! View 2010 USA Sailing Series Ranking.

©2010 Luca Butto | B-Plan

Benedetto Giallongo Wins Second Consecutive Audi Sailing Series Title

Congratulations to Benedetto Giallongo on Value Team for his second consecutive Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series win. After five events, Giallongo won by a substantial margin. In second overall was his fiercest competition in 2010, Gold Cup Champion Francesco Farnetti on Reggini Sailing Team. Rounding out the top three was Luca Dominici on Notaro Team. View 2010 Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series Ranking.

Race Reports
PREVIEW: Rimini - The Audi Melges 20 Races The Final European Series Event
Final Event In Rimini To Decide All
Giallongo Wins Second Consecutive Title

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Fleet Newcomer Paul Reilly Wins Fall Championship

The final event of the 2010 USA Sailing Series took place at the home of the Audi Melges 20 - Lake Geneva, WI, hosted by the Lake Geneva Yacht Club. Paul Reilly beat out the likes of 2010 U.S. National Champion Michael Kiss in second and Kent Haegar in third, also brand new to the fleet! View Full Results

2011 Racing Season Poised For Competition

The 2011 Audi Melges 20 Racing Season has been penciled into place. Make it a point to be prepared for the hottest competition ever! Save the dates and BE THERE!

USA : Miami Winter Series
The first steps the Audi Melges 20 will make in 2011 happen in hot and heated Miami, FL. For the second year in a row, Coconut Grove Sailing Club plays host to three amazing events. Register online to participate!

Event No. 1 - December 11-12, 2010
Event No. 2 - February 12-13, 2011
Event No. 3 | Bacardi Miami Sailing Week - March 10-12

Europe : Audi Sailing Series
Springtime in Italy means fast, fun sportboat racing in the Audi Melges 20! The schedule is set to begin in early April and progresses through the summer months, winding down in September. Look forward to massive competition at the fleet’s very first European Championship in July!

Event No. 1 - March 26-27 : Campania Region, Italy
Event No. 2 - April 30-May 1 : Toscana Region, Italy
Event No. 3 - June 11-12 : Toscana Region, Italy
Event No. 4 - July 16-17 : Veneto Region Lake Garda, Italy
European Championship - September 2-4

Audi Melges 20 Makes A Splash At Annapolis Boatshow, Visit Melges At F Dock

The hot Audi Melges 20 is the hottest talk on the dock – the simple, comfortable sailing, fast, fun and sporty action it delivers is yours to sample at the Annapolis Boat show on October 7-11 (U.S. Sailboat Show). Two Audi Melges 20s will be on display at F Dock, one of which will be made available for test sails. The response and interest in this amazing 20-footer has been extremely positive. More than 35 participated at Gold Cup and over 20 raced the National Championship last August. Here's your chance to see it up close and get a real taste of what simple, comfortable, yet sophisticated sailing is like – fun, fast and NO HIKING!

©2010 Carlo Borlengi | B-Plan

Speed Clinic Weekend Scheduled For Malcesine, October 16–17 & November 6–7

The high-level sportboat racing product, service and sales distributor Melges Europe is offering two exclusive speed clinic weekend opportunities to Audi Melges 20 owners. This is your chance to try out cutting-edge performance as the 2011 season will be here before you know it. In the exquisite location of Malcesine, Italy on October 16-17, then again on November 6-7, Melges Europe invites everyone to save the dates. Be there to absorb the talents and experience of Italian Sailing Team 470 Coach Guglielmo Vatteroni and Melges Europe President, Federico Michetti. Both weekends will be invaluable to teams ramping up their programs for 2011 competition!

For further information, contact Melges Europe General Manager, Luisa Bambozzi or phone +39 02 94435078.

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Paola Spreafico Appointed European Fleet Secretary

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 expanding international class.

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New Audi Melges 20 Championship Edition Polos Now Available

Rush in the new year Audi Melges 20 racing season with some new threads! Check out these very smart team polos - perfect for looking good while going fast! Purchase yours today, online at

Audi 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!

2011 Audi Melges 20 Regattas

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


North America


Winter Championship Series Event No. 1 December 11-12, 2010 Miami, Florida


Winter Championship Series Event No. 2 February 12-13 Miami, Florida


Winter Championship Series Event No. 3 March 10-12 Miami, Florida


Charleston Race Week April 14-17 Charleston, South Carolina




Speed Clinic Weekend October 16-17, 2010 Malcesine, Italy


Winter Interlake Championship Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2010 Lecco, Italy


Speed Clinic Weekend November 6-7, 2010 Malcesine, Italy


Audi Sailing Series Event No. 1 March 26-27 Campania Region, Italy


Audi Sailing Series Event No. 2 April 30 - May 1 Toscana Region, Italy


Audi Sailing Series Event No. 3 June 11-12 Toscana Region, Italy


Audi Sailing Series Event No. 4 July 16-17 Veneto Region Lake Garda, Italy


European Championship September 2-4

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