The Melges 24 World Championship 2015 Is Open For Entries Now!

30 June 2014

30 June 2014 - Middelfart, Denmark. 365 days to go! Large events take time to practice for - and to plan. Match Racing Denmark, who will be hosting the Melges 24 World Championship next summer, attracting top sailors from all over the world to Middelfart, have just launched the event website, opening for entries.  

The recently held Melges 24 European Championship 2014 took place in Hungary, at the Balaton Lake, attracting sailors from all over the world. The next large title event in the Melges 24 class will be the World Championship 2015 that takes place in Middelfart, Denmark, next summer - in exactly 365 days - from 30 June to 5 July 2015.

"To some this might seem a long time from now, but it really is not if you know how many things we have to get a grip on - from financing, media-set-up and partners to logistics, staff and accommodation," said Søren Mathiesen Laugesen, Event Manager at Match Racing Denmark, organizer of the World Championship in cooperation with the International Melges 24 Class Association. The championship will be raced in the Little Belt south of Middelfart Marina.

The organizers have just launched the event website, www.melges24worlds15.dk, where sailors, press and visitors can find all necessary information related to the World Championship, incl. signing up for newsletters and press lists. The launch of the website simultaneously marks that the championship is now open for entries. Registration form is available on the event website.

To make the stay and the World Championship in Denmark extra memorable, the wonderful Hindsgavl Castle will be converted to clubhouse for the Melges 24 sailors. Additionally, the sailors, their families, all officials and not the least visitors and vacationing families will be able to enjoy the city of Middelfart, a maritime market town in the el dorado of Denmark. Surrounded by water and unique countryside, Middelfart is the perfect base for a holiday, a conference - and a Melges 24 event. 

• June 26, 2015: Cranage
• June 27-28, 2015: Cranage, measurement and equipment inspection; check-in and crew weigh-in
• June 29, 2015: Cranage, measurement and equipment inspection; check-in and crew weigh-in;
   practice race; Opening ceremony
• June 30 - July 5, 2015: Racing
• July 4, 2015: Gala dinner
• July 5, 2015: Cranage; awards ceremony

See the schedule on the website

For further information on the Melges 24 World Championship 2015, please contact:

Søren Mathiesen Laugesen
Regatta, Event and Partner Manager
(Match Racing Denmark)
Phone +45 24 43 35 45
Mail: sl@m-r-d.dk

Piret Salmistu    
IMCA Administrator & Media Coordinator
Phone: +372 507 7217
Mail: piret@melges24.com  

Melges 24 World Championship 2015: www.melges24worlds15.dk
Match Racing Denmark: www.m-r-d.dk
The International Melges 24 Class Association: www.melges24.com
The Melges 24 Class Association, Denmark: www.melgesclass.dk     

The Melges 24 is designed by Reichel Pugh and holds a unique position among the world's one design sportsboats as one of the most successful classes of high performance yachts. For more information please visit the official website of the International Melges 24 Class Association.