2010 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series Announcement

1 March 2010

Dear Melges 32 Owners,

The International Melges 32 Class Association, in coordination with the European Melges 32 Fleet is proud to present the forthcoming 2010 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series schedule. Please read the below carefully. Save the dates and plan to attend!

In 2010, the series kicks-off in Liguria in the beautiful and elegant town of Lerici, followed by Tuscany that never disappoints competitors, in fact meets and exceeds their every racing expectation. The third event is Cagliari (Sardinia) for the first ever Melges 32 European Championship on May 13-16. These are the final dates and we do sincerely appreciate your patience as the dates have changed many times. Please understand that these changes took place in the effort to avoid the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Maddalena where many sailors are also committed.

After Euros, look to gorgeous Porto Cervo in June, in which there are two very important regattas: the Audi Invitational (AM32SS Event No. 3) and the Audi Sardinia Cup — 2010 ISAF Offshore Team World Championship. The fourth and final event will take place in Malcesine on Lake Garda. It is naturally a very exciting venue where a lot of inshore tacking is expected. In August, the European fleet looks forward to participating at Copa del Rey in Palma de Mallorca. Last, but not least is the pinnacle event of the year for the Melges 32 — the 2010 World Championship, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, Calif. USA on September 22-25. Just prior, the fleet will enjoy a pre-worlds in conjunction with the famous Rolex Big Boat Series on September 16-19.

Far below is a full schedule of events with dates and attached to this e-mail is the 2010 AM32SS Format.

As in 2009, everyone has the opportunity to choose your bow racing number for the 2010 series:
- The number has to be between 02-99.
- The number 01 is automatically given to 2009 Melges 32 Series Champion Carlo Alberini.

Please reply to his e-mail as soon as possible with your choice. Numbers will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

If possible, when you submit your bow number request, please indicate why you chose that numeral. This is valuable information for our press releases. If you do not select a number, one will be selected for you.

Class Membership is required to compete. Join The IM32CA Online. If you would rather do a bank transfer, please contact the European Fleet Secretary on e-mail. View The Current List Of 2010 Melges 32 Class Members.

We very much look forward to seeing and meeting everyone on the starting line in 2010!

2010 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series

Event No. 1 : March 26-28; Lerici, Liguiria
Event No. 2 : April 30-May 2; Tuscany, Scarlino
Event No. 3 : June 25-27; Audi Invitational, Porto Cervo, Sardinia
Event No. 4 : July 16-18; Malcesine, Lake of Garda

Melges 32 European Championship
May 13-16; Cagliari, Sardinia

Extra Circuit Events
Audi Sardinia Cup - 2010 ISAF Offshore Team World Championship : June 28 - July 3; Porto Cervo, Sardinia
Copa del Rey : August 2-7; Palma de Mallorca

USA Events
2010 USA Sailing Series
Miami Grand Prix : March 4-7; Miami, FL
Northeast Regatta : June 25-27; Newport, RI
U.S. National Championship : July 29 - August 1; Harbor Springs, MI

Extra Circuit Events
California Cup : August 20-22; San Francisco, CA

Melges 32 World Championship
Rolex Big Boat Series (Pre-Worlds) : September 16-19; San Francisco, CA
World Championship : September 22-25; San Francisco, CA