After Monday’s lay day, the docks are buzzing with anticipation of the start of Day 1 in Palma at the 2011 Melges 32 Worlds. Postponement is up on land at the moment, however should be coming down soon. Light air is in the forecast. According to Argo coach Dave Ullman, should be light to medium but still great racing conditions.
The IM32CA Press Team will be out on the water, and will attempt to bring you all the action from the water via this blog. Do know we appreciate everyone’s patience as the connection does appear to be very slow on the course. We will do our best…
For now, check out the following links for news, results and photos:
Official Event Website (Results)
Official Website of the International Melges 32 Class Association (IM32CA)
Photo Gallery – JOY | IM32CA
Photo Gallery – RCNP | Nick Martinez
Nothing says speed, fun, competitive, performance sailing like the Melges 32. From Porto Cervo, beautiful photos from Carlo Borlenghi, Stefano Gattini, Guido Trombetta, Max Ranchi and Fabio Taccola are delivered daily. CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING GALLERIES!
CALLING ALL CHARTERS: The Melges 32 is in high demand and due to its immense popularity, the class would like to encourage all owners interested in chartering their boats in the USA as well as Europe to post availability on the class site as soon as possible.
Currently the class has been bombarded with charter requests for the upcoming Gold Cup Regatta on December 4-6 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 2010 Key West Race Week on January 18-22 and Miami Grand Prix on March 4-7. Most especially, charters are needed for the 2010 World Championship happening September 22-25 in San Francisco, Calif. USA.
Please proceed to this link to POST AND VIEW ALL AVAILABLE CHARTERS.
Acquiring a new boat is limited. Please contact the Melges company closest to you:
Contact: FEDERICO MICHETTI
+39 02 94435078
A Melges 32 Owner Meeting will take place in Porto Cervo at Yacht Club Costa Smeralda on Monday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. Among topics slated for discussion is the forthcoming 2010 Audi Sailing Series circuit and the U.S.A. Sailing Series, also Worlds. All owners are cordially invited to attend.
The 2009 Melges 32 North American Championship is officially underway. Today, all seven teams weighed in and have completed registration. Right now they are out practicing, trying to get a real feel for the conditions that await competition on Sunday – the first day of racing. Check out these cool shots of fleet newcomer Rougarou with Andy Lovell on the helm, brother Johnny Lovell calling tactics. Practice Day Photos.
Preparations are in full swing for the Audi Melges 32 World Championship scheduled for September 20-27 in Porto Cervo, Italy hosted by the prestigous Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. Crew declarations are due to the International Melges 32 Class by Friday, August 14. Read Full Article…
The 2009 August Melges 32 E-News is now available! From the conclusion of the Audi Sailing Series to looking ahead at several MAJOR Championships, the Melges 32 is ready to take on the WORLDS — literally! Stay close and well tuned as more HOT Melges 32 News is on the way! Enjoy!
Carlo Alberini Crowned Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series 2009 Champion, Taselaar Wins Final Event In Cagliari
Carlo Alberini on ITA-186 Calvi Network with Gabriele Benussi as tactician, Lorenzo Bodoni, Gaetano Di Granara, Alessandro Frizzarin, Sergio Blosi, Irene Bezzi and Fabio Gasperoni are Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series Champions!
Alberini has been holding the lead flag since Lerici. He signed on early in the season for success with seven impressive victories of the 23 total starts. This alone proves with measurable value that Alberini and tactician Benussi are an incredible force to reckon with on a Melges 32.
Photos are now available from Max Ranchi!
This just in! American Pieter Taselaar aboard his Bliksem Melges 32 leads after one day of racing in Cagliari! In second overall is Armando Guilietti at the helm of Lorenzo Santini’s Uka Uka Racing and in third is none other than Luigi Amedeo Melegari on Matrix!
Still leading the series however is Carlo Alberini on Calvi Network, where he continued to duke it out with Claudio Recchi on Team 93.
Stay close to melges32.com as more details are forthcoming!!!