Media Push, More Melges 32
2 December 2009
Slowly but surely, the twenty-three Melges 32 teams expected to compete in Ft. Lauderdale this weekend at the 2009 Gold Cup Regatta supported by Henri Lloyd are beginning to line the docks of Bahia Mar. In anticipation of the great racing that is yet to come, the International Melges 32 Class Association is proud to present the following list of media providers who will be offering up maximum event coverage.
Guaranteed there will be thousands of photos, hours of video (racing footage and interviews, on and off the water) as well as the ability to track the action via GPS as it’s happening. So, if you are one of the unfortunate ones unable to leave the confines of work, home, family, friends and or other duties, you can still be a part of it. Just click and tune in.
Racing officially starts on Friday, December 4, 2009 and keeping track of who’s in the lead, around the marks and across the finish line first, is none other than Kattack Performance Apps. Enjoy the thrill of the race after the race and see exactly what made the winner come out ahead. It’s easy and provides entertaining sailboat race playback. Track The 2009 Melges 32 Gold Cup Regatta With Kattack.
Can we really ever have enough pictures of the Melges 32? Professional local, regional and international photographers are traveling to capture the action and deliver it online for viewing and/or purchase:
John Payne : Official Lauderdale Yacht Club (LYC) Photographer for the 2009 Melges 32 Gold Cup. Many of you have seen his incredible photos from year’s past and they are amazing. An LYC member, he will be showing his photos on the big screen each evening under the pavilion at LYC. He will also be posting on several web sites including Scuttlebutt.com as well as his Website.
Cindy Cady : Most well-known for her RACEBOOK-US, Cindy is a professional photographer based in Texas, but works nationwide generating some of sailing’s most exciting images. Visit Cindy’s Website.
Sailfast Photo : The lovely and talented duo of Sara Proctor and Amie Booth with Sail Fast Photo will be serving up the action too. In addition to some great shots, they are offering a special deal to a few teams on a first come, first serve basis of footage of your boat each day after racing to study sail shape, trim, starts and mark roundings. If you are interested, please email Amie.
Sail 22 : Daily updates, photos and race updates will be part of the scheme of things in Florida for Sail 22. Get in on the latest and greatest news online at sailingupdates.com. Photos will be made available at sail22.com.
VIDEO & BROADCASTING
Sailing Anarchy : Naturally, On-The-Water Anarchy will once again be on hand to bring the racing to your computer screens. Short videos of the starts, mark roundings and finishes will be posted to YouTube. Race commentary, including interviews will be on tap as well as their Live ‘Cocktail Hour’ Talk Show. Don’t miss out on this one! Visit, Sailing Anarchy’s website. OTWA also features dramatic photogaphy from Meredith Block posted in near real-time and daily slideshows set to high-octane soundtracks.
Offshore Rules : The team from the Offshore Rules website will be featuring their usual daily mix of video action from the racecourse as well as on the dock sailor interviews after racing. Check out their coverage at www.offshorerules.com
In the months to come, you’ll still be able to experience the fun and excitement of the Gold Cup whether it be photo essay and or editorial. Keep an eye out as several of the World’s highest profile magazines are covering the event such as Sailing World and Yachting. Local lifestyle magazines will also be covering the event from a number of perspectives — from the event itself, to focusing on the dynamic LYC Junior Sailing Program.
AND, AS ALWAYS...
Daily press releases, race reports and full results will be furnished by the International Melges 32 Class Association and posted online at melges32.com. Stay close to the Official Blog of the IM32CA. That will be coming to you every day, start to finish.