COMPETITOR ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 1: U.S. National Championship, General Information

16 July 2016

We are a month away from the 2016 Melges 32 US Nationals in Newport, Rhode Island.  With 10 teams expected and competition as tight as ever, a battle will be on to see which team can unseat the reigning champs on Argo.

An amendment has been made to the NOR regarding dockage for the US Nationals allowing teams to choose where they will dock for the regatta. Many teams have chosen to stay at the Newport Shipyard, however the dockage at Sail Newport is a fine option as well.

Each team will be responsible for arranging their own dockage at the Shipyard.  If you have not arranged dockage, please do asap to ensure your desired location:
Newport Shipyard Dock Manager, Mindy Campbell 
Sail Newport Dock Manager, Vinnie Patavina

Dockage fees either at the Newport Shipyard or Sail Newport are not included in the entry fee.

The Skippers meeting will take place on Thursday, August 18th at 6pm at the Newport Shipyard.

As a sanctioned event, weigh-ins will take place at the Newport Shipyard beginning at 8am on Wednesday, August 17th.  Weigh-ins will again be open on Wednesday afternoon and by appointment on Thursday.

Each team will need to submit an updated crew dec on the yachtscoring page no later than August 5th.  This can be done by logging into the “owners corner” on the main menu of the regatta page found here -

A completed sail dec form will need to be completed no later than 6pm on Thursday August, 18th.

Looking forward to a great event, please contact NA Class Manager Sam Rogers with any questions or assistance that you need.