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2010 Northeast Regatta June 25-27 Newport, RI





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Joe Woods Wins 2010 Audi Melges 32 European Championship

After four days of incredible racing and high powered competition, Joe Woods aboard Red with Paul Goodison as tactician alongside crew members David Lenz, Shane Hughes, Paddy Bettesworth, Jamie Binmore, Chris Cooper and Mark Williams, is the very first Melges 32 European Champion! Six races in all were completed, despite the fierce mistral to reveal not only Woods as champion, but also Lerici champion Lanfranco Cirillo on Fantastica as runner-up and Luca Lalli on B.LinSailing.com in third.

Thank You. The off-the-water festivities were nothing short of spectacular. A very special thanks to Roberto Pardini, owner of the Janas Melges 32, Yacht Club Cagliari and Melges Europe for making the European Championship the best ever!

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View Full Crew & Entry List

Reports
Joe Woods Crowned European Champion
No Racing On Saturday, Championship To Be Decided On Sunday
Woods Continues To Dominate Euros
Union Jack Flies High At 2010 Melges 32 Europeans
PREVIEW: The Euros Are On

Photos
Carlo Borlenghi | B-Plan
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Roberto Marci Photography
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Jackson’s Leenabarca Crowned East Coast Champion

During the cool, crisp month of May, the American Yacht Club in Rye, N.Y. hosted the 2010 East Coast Championship. Three days and nine races later, Alex Jackson on Leenabarca with Rob Greenhalgh as tactician, pulled ahead of the highly-competitive fleet to win out over twelve other teams. Also aboard as crew was Peter Greenhalgh, Steve Irish, Jesse Fielding, Chris Coulson, David Ramussen and Jeff Brantley. Practically a new fleet comer still, Phil Lotz on Arethusa came on strong to land second overall. Kip Meadows on roXanne finished a solid third.

Thank You. A very special thanks to everyone that traveled the distance to compete. Most especially, a big thank you to Thijs Hovers for throwing an extravagant Bliksem Party on the lawn of AYC. Food and drinks flowed in celebration of the event!

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Reports
Alex Jackson Wins East Coast Championship
Jackson Overtakes The Lead At ECC
Kip Meadows Leads 2010 Melges 32 East Coast Championship
PREVIEW: Melges 32 Fleet Readies For East Coast Championship

Photos
2010 East Coast Championship
Bliksem Party!

SAVE THE DATE
The 2011 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship will be hosted by the American Yacht Club in Rye, N.Y. on June 10-12. Mark you calendars and plan to attend!


Melges 32 Charters For Worlds In High Demand

As the Melges 32 fleet works its way closer and closer to the 2010 Melges 32 World Championship in San Francisco, Calif. on September 22-25, the demand for charter boats is high. The number of requests sent to the class are increasing dramatically, so this is an official call out to any owner who would like to charter their boat for the championship. The Pre-Worlds begins the week prior (Rolex Big Boat Series, September 15-19) so time is running out. Please e-mail the class today to share the speed, and make this the best World Championship ever!


Rogers, Pavesio, Pacinotti Named Melges Cuervo Y Sobrinos Winners

The 2010 Melges 32 European racing season has almost reached a halfway point. In addition to several very happy regatta winners, three competing Melges 32 owners thus far have each been awarded a unique, surprise gift — a Melges Cuervo Y Sobrinos watch. Read Full Article



NOR For U.S. Nationals, July 29 - August 1 Now Available

The Notice Of Race (NOR) for the 2010 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship is now available! Download your copy today and plan to attend what is set to be a first class event. Hosted by the Little Traverse City Yacht Club in Harbor Springs, Mich. world class will be the standard. Stay close to Melges32.com as all the latest details and happenings will be posted as they become available.

Download An NOR
Register Online
Expected Participation: 20+
Current No. Of Entries: 17
View Full Crew Lists
Official Event Website
Event Facebook Page

“If you’ve never raced Harbor Springs, here is your chance as it is a MUST sail venue, especially up against 20+ Melges 32s. I’ve had the pleasure of sailing all over the U.S., and if you ask me, my top three places would be easy — San Francisco, Miami and Harbor Springs. The water is crystal clear surrounded by sugar sand beaches, has a reliable breeze and is a very classy summertown to visit. There is cycling and golf to be enjoyed. I encourage everyone to Google Harbor Springs and see for yourselves the stunning photos of the bay and quaint town. This event happens at the peak of the summer. A legendary outdoor party on Friday night at Irish Marine is worth the trip alone. The best part though is the beautiful bay and great breezes. I promise, once you sail Harbor Springs, you’ll be back!”
- Bob Hughes, Heartbreaker



What’s Next? Newport, Porto Cervo, and Malcesine

More Melges 32 racing is on the way in 2010. Check out this convenient list of quick links for several upcoming events including the Northeast Regatta in Newport and Audi Invitational in Porto Cervo as well as the final Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series Event in Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy.

Northeast Regatta
June 25-27, 2010; Sail Newport; Newport, R.I.
Notice Of Race
Online Registration
CREW DECLARATIONS ARE DUE: June 4
Full Crew List
Expected Participation: 12-15
Current No. Of Entries: 11

Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series Event No. 3, Porto Cervo
June 25-27, 2010; Yacht Club Costa Smeralda; Porto Cervo, Italy
Notice of Race
Entry Form
CREW DECLARATIONS ARE DUE: June 4
Full Crew List
Expected Participation: 19

Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series Event No. 4, Malcesine
July 16-18, 2010; Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy
Notice of Race (Coming Soon)
Entry Form (Coming Soon)
CREW DECLARATIONS ARE DUE: July 2
Full Crew List
Expected Participation: 22



2010 Melges 32 Victory Lane

Congratulations to all the owners and teams that have done well thus far. Many events have taken place around the world and we’re only half way through 2010! There’s plenty more racing to come, but until then hats off to all the following outstanding performances!
Gold Cup Regatta: Rod Jabin, Ramrod
Key West Race Week: John Kilroy, Samba Pa Ti
Primo Cup: Pieter Taselaar, Bliksem
Miami Grand Prix: Jean Francois Cruette, Teasing Machine
Midwinter Series Champion: Joe Woods, Red
Charleston Race Week: Kip Meadows, roXanne
Audi Sailing Series Event No. 1, Lerici: Lanfranco Cirillo, Fantastica
Audi Sailing Series Event No. 2, Scarlino: Pieter Taselaar, Bliksem
European Championship: Joe Woods, Red
East Coast Championship: Alex Jackson, Leenabarca


Upcoming Event Crew And Owner Declaration Deadlines

Every team participating at the following events are required to submit crew declarations and owner compliance forms by the following deadlines:
• Newport Regatta, June 4
• Audi Sailing Series, Event No. 3, June 4
• Audi Sailing Series, Event No. 4, July 2
• U.S. Nationals, July 8
Pre Worlds / Rolex Big Boat Series, August 11
World Championship, August 18

All forms should be submitted to International Administrator Joy Dunigan, or Fleet Secretary, North America (USA Sailing Series), Europe (Audi Sailing Series) or Australia (Australia Circuit).

View Full Event Schedule and ALL Crew Declaration Deadlines


Melges 32 Reminders

Join The Melges 32 Network. The Melges 32 can be found everywhere you look. Friend the fleet online at Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Remember that during key events, the Official Melges 32 Blog is always hot with the latest event developments.

Download The International Melges 32 Class Rules. The latest updates to the Melges 32 rules are in effect. Download The Rules.

Alternate Helmsman Applications. The Melges 32 is a Corinthian, owner-driver class, and in that spirit ALL alternate helms MUST be approved by the North American Fleet or European Fleet in coordination with the International Melges 32 Class Association. The applications must be received 45 days in advance of the event that an alternate helm will be needed. All forms should be submitted to the International Melges 32 Class Association for approval, prior to racing.

Join The Class. All Owners must maintain a current class membership. If you have not joined the class, please do so now online at melges32.com

Looking For A Few Good Charters. Help grow the fleet and offer your boat for charter! The level of interest in the Melges 32, in the USA and around the world Sailors are intrigued by the Melges 32 and want to sail! The official website of the International Melges 32 Class Association offers a place to List Your Boat For Charter Call Melges Performance Sailboats at +1 (262) 275-1110 today and share the speed!



USA Sailing Series Event No. 6 June 25-27 Northeast Regatta
Sail Newport, Newport, R.I.

Audi Sailing Series June 25-27 Audi Sailing Series Event No. 3
Porto Cervo, Sardinia

Audi Sailing Series July 16-18 Audi Sailing Series Event No. 4
Malcesine, Lake Garda

USA Sailing Series Event No. 7 July 29 - August 1 U.S. National Championship
Little Traverse Yacht Club; Harbor Springs, Mich.

Circuit July 31 - August 7 Copa Del Rey
Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Regatta August 12-19 Airlie Beach Race Week
Meridien Marinas Abel Point, Witsundays

Circuit August 20-22 Great Lakes Championship | Verve Cup Offshore Regatta
Chicago Yacht Club; Chicago, Ill.

Circuit August 20-22 California Cup
San Francisco Yacht Club; San Francisco, Calif.

Regatta August 20-28 Hamilton Island Race Week
Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef Australia

USA Sailing Series Event No. 8 September 16-19 Rolex Big Boat Series | Pre-Worlds
St. Francis Yacht Club; San Francisco, Calif.

USA Sailing Series Event No. 9 September 22-25 Melges 32 World Championship
St. Francis Yacht Club; San Francisco, Calif.

2011 Winter Championship Series Event No. 1 December 3-5 Gold Cup Regatta
Lauderdale Yacht Club; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Regatta December 10-12 Rolex Trophy
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia; Darling Point, NSW


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