Melges 14 Class Joins the Melges World League

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ZENDA, Wis. (October 24, 2018) – The Melges 14 Class Association takes another leap forward today with the announcement that the Class will join the Melges World League (MWL), the global racing platform and ranking system for Melges owners around the world.

Designed to increase rivalry and enhance the overall racing experience, the League will now include the MELGES 14, MELGES 20 and MELGES 32. The Melges 14 World League will feature seven championship-level regattas across North America and Europe.

2019 MELGES 14 WORLD LEAGUE

NORTH AMERICAN DIVISION

— Melges 14 Midwinter Championship.  Sarasota, Florida, USA. March 1-3, 2019.

— Melges 14 Spring Championship.  Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. May 18-19, 2019.

— Melges 14 National Championship.  Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, USA. June 7-9, 2019.

— Melges 14 Southern Championship.  Lake Lanier, Georgia, USA. October 2019.

EUROPEAN DIVISION

— Melges 14 Liguria Regatta.  Liguria, Italy. May 10-12, 2019.

— Melges 14 Garda Challenge.  North Garda Lake, Italy. June 28-30, 2019.

— Melges 14 Euro Cup.  Malcesine, Garda Lake, Italy. September 7-8, 2019.

The first ever Melges 14 World League Overall Champion, Female Champion, and North American Division Champion will be crowned at the League’s final event at Lake Lanier next autumn. The European Division will feature three regattas, and its Champion will be crowned in September at the Euro Cup. Rankings can be found at Melges14.com/World-League.

Charters are available for all of the Melges 14 World League events – Connect with the Melges Team to learn more. Interested in starting a Melges 14 fleet? Start a conversation with Melges, request a demo, or a learn more about hosting a Pop-Up Melges 14 Regatta: Melges14.com/Request-A-Demo.

ABOUT THE MELGES 14 — Designed by Reichel/Pugh, the Melges 14 is a modern single-handed one-design with the ability to sail with two. With its large and open transom, there’s never a need to bail. The carbon mast and boom complement its flexible sail plan with three different size rigs: Gold, Blue and Red. With boats in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa, the Melges 14 is becoming a one-design fleet for the masses. Sailors can order a custom Melges 14 dolly, easily car top it or tow it behind any vehicle. It’s a perfect beach boat, family sailboat or a one-design racing platform. It is speed, quality, durability, comfort and fun wrapped into one dynamic sailing package. Learn more at Melges14.com.

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