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Andrea Racchelli and Team Altea are the 2018 Melges 24 World Champions

June 10, 2018 · Posted by kate

Victoria, BC (June 9, 2018) – Reichel/Pugh wishes to congratulate all competitors at the 2018 Melges 24 Worlds! 

Now in its 25th year, the class still boasts one of the most competitive fleets in the world. This year the new Victoria International Marina was host to a fleet of 41 teams from five nations, racing a 10-race World Championship series.

Italian Andrea Racchelli’s Altea and his crew Filippo Togni, Gaudenzio Bomni, Matteo Ramian, Michele Gregoratto are the 2018 Melges World Champions. Alan Field’s WTF took silver, followed by Bruce Ayres’ Monsoon, both from the United States.

Robert Britton’s Full Circle and his local team from the Royal Victoria Yacht Club comprising Graham Harney, Jose Grandizo, Liam Welgan-Gunn and Reid Cannon took first place in the Corinthian Division.

The 2019 addition of the Melges 24 World Championship will be held from October 10-18 in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.

About the Melges 24
Designed by Reichel/Pugh in 1992 and first launched in 1993, it was ahead of its time when introduced and it’s still the gold-standard today. Nearly 1,000 boats have been produced by Melges Performance Yachts since. The Melges 24 remains the premier monohull sportboat boasting a class filled with Olympians, and both Professional and Corinthian sailors.

Event Details

Source: International Melges 24 Class Association
Photo: Zerogradinord


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Teams Maidollis and Taki 4 are the 2017 Melges 24 World Champions

August 4, 2017 · Posted by kate

Helsinki, Finland  (August 4, 2017) Melges 24 Worlds 2017 come to the Fin(n)ish line and the Italian flag flies over the HSK in Helsinki. Congratulations to Italian team Maidollis, the newly crowned 2017 Melges 24 World Champions. Read More …

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