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2008 Melges 24 North American Championship NOR Now Available

2008 Melges 24 North American Championship NOR Now Available Photo: JOY | U.S. Melges 24 Class Association Related topics:

23 May 2008

The Notice of Race (NOR) for the 2008 Melges 24 North American Championship (NAC) taking place 26 October - 2 November in Annapolis, Maryland is now available. Hosted by the Eastport Yacht Club, the event is set to deliver the absolute best - the maximum, in high performance, one design racing to the international Melges 24 fleet.

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Four days of racing and as many as three championship races are scheduled each day from Wednesday, 29 October to Saturday, 1 November. The 2008 NAC is a prelude, the ultimate warm-up, to the excitement that awaits the fleet in 2009 at the Melges 24 World Championship, also hosted by the Eastport Yacht Club. The 2008 NAC provides the perfect opportunity to experience first hand the competition, conditions and current delivered by world-famous Chesapeake Bay.

The NOR provides some initial information regarding all aspects of the planned regatta including entry fees, Corinthian guidelines, and a detailed race and social schedule. Please visit and bookmark the official website for the 2008 NAC www.annapolismelges24.com, as online registration and other sponsor announcements are coming soon.

In tradition with all other major, internationally sanctioned Melges 24 events, the 2008 NAC is expected to attract the very best sailors in the world with many well into preparation mode. Look for these same individuals to warm up at the Gold Cup in Long Beach, Calif., 27-29 June; 2008 Sail Newport Regatta, 11-13 July; U.S. National Championship in Charleston, S.C., on 18-21 September, and the Fall Championship in Lake Geneva, Wis., on 4-5 October. The U.S. Melges 24 Class is serving a full line-up of events leading to the action and competition in Annapolis.

Annapolis is a center point for sailing in the U.S. and with the assistance of PRO Jeff Borland, supported by a dedicated team of experienced individuals at the Eastport Yacht Club, the 2008 Melges 24 North American Championship will be nothing short of spectacular.

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The Melges 24 is designed by Reichel Pugh and considered the most unique one design Sportboat in the world as well as one of the fastest-growing classes of high performance yachts. More information can be found at the official website of the U.S. Melges 24 Class Association (USMCA), the International Melges 24 Class Association (IMCA).

For more information or press photos, please contact:

Joy Dunigan

U.S. Melges 24 Class Association

Press Officer | Class Communications Director

communications@usmelges24.com

+1 (912) 398-5776