2015 Melges 24 World Championship Reaches To 50 Entries

17 October 2014

17 October 2014 - Middelfart, Denmark. Already forty-seven teams from ten countries have registered to race at the Melges 24 World Championship 2015 while there are 255 days to go - 14 boats from the hosting country, 13 boats from Norway, 6 boats from Sweden, 5 boats from Germany, 2 boats from Estonia, Finland and Switzerland; US, Great Britain and the Netherlands are represented with one boat so far.

Melges 24 World Championship 2015 will take place from June 30 until July 5, hosted by Match Racing Denmark in co-operation with the Danish Melges 24 Class Association and International Melges 24 Class Association.

2015 title event has attracted top sailors!
To name only few:
Franco Rossini's Blu Moon SUI-825 with Flavio Favini in helm from Switzerland - 2014 World and European Champion; Tõnu Tõniste's team on Lenny EST-790 from Estonia - 2014 Corinthian European Champion; Peder Oyvind Jahre's team Storm Capital Sail Racing NOR-751 from Norway - 2012 Corinthian World Champion; and from far overseas Brucey Ayres' Monsoon USA-747, 2009 Corinthian World Champion.

View the current list of entries and make yours!

Melges 24 Danish fleet and Match Racing Denmark are happy to welcome everyone to this event to be held in the middle of Denmark on the island of Funen, in the Little Belt south of Middelfart Marina.

Besides superb racing area you can enjoy staying also in a wonderful castle, where the number of social events, including the opening ceremony will be held. Hindsgavl Castle is famous for its unique combination of being a classical castle and a modern hotel and will be converted to the clubhouse for the sailors during the World Championship. A special "Melges-24-Worlds-2015-Package" is available for the crews, their families, and officials while staying in Middelfart.

Surrounded by water and unique countryside, Middelfart is the perfect base for a holiday, a conference - and a Melges 24 event. To get the best accommodation deals for sailors, the organizers have been negotiating event prices with three hotels, which you'll find at Sailor's Lounge at the event website.

Event website - www.melges24worlds15.dk, where you can find all necessary information related to the World Championship.

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

Websites of interest:
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

About the Melges 24 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.