Inside News from Melges Performance Sailboats

As a worldwide community, Melges has taken some immense strides in the past two years. We’ve continued to push the boundaries of innovation in scows & sportboats, our foundation, all while growing and launching two new additions to the Melges family: the Melges 14 and the Melges 40.We’ll use this new newsletter platform to give you the inside edge on what’s happening in the global Melges community. You’ll see footage from Melges regattas, news about your one-design class, and tips from the Melges Team.

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Team Al Mouj sets sights on victory in EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2017

EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2016. Khasab Sohar. Pictures of Leg4.Khasab Sohar.


At EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour last year, Team Al Mouj Muscat were the new kids on the block with ambitious plans to spring a surprise, which they duly did when they finished on the podium in the opening round of the epic two-week quest for honours.

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January 2017 AYGP News

January 2017 – AsianYachting Grand Prix – NewsGoto 2016-17 AYGP Microsite

2016/2017 AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year
“Hardest sports trophy to win in Asia”

Half way into the season and it’s all change in the AYGP
Goto 2016-17 AsianYachting Grand PrixBy AY MultiMedia
January 25th 2017: The overall results at the Royal Langkawi Int. Regatta, brings many changes to the AYGP Rankings at the half way mark, in the 2016-17 Season. Defending champion, Anthony Root/Steve Manning’s Ker Custom 42 Black Baza returns to the top of the rankings, by nature of competing on five point scoring regattas this season. Trailing by 7.5 points, Fred Kinmonth/Nick Burns GTS 43 Mandrake II have a regatta in hand, over Black Baza and high scoring at remaining events, will put them back on top of the leader board.

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Introducing the Melges World League: The Ultimate One-Design Competition

Introducing the Melges World League: The Ultimate
One-Design Competition
An unprecedented, one-of-a-kind Melges worldwide racing format set to feature
the Melges 20 and Melges 32ZENDA, Wisc. (Jan. 23, 2017) – Melges Performance Sailboats is proud to introduce the Melges World League (MWL), a racing platform that will unite multiple Class circuits for the 2017 season. Designed to increase rivalry and enhance the overall racing experience, the League will include the Melges 20 and Melges 32 spanning the North American, European and Asian regions.

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2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series Will Kick Off in Portoroz – Three Months to Go!

January 23, 2017 – Portoroz, Slovenia –  While the Melges 24 season is underway in Australia, America and Chile, then European fleet is having a break yet before the season will start in April. 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series will start in Portoroz, Slovenia in April for the fourth year in a row following then by five more events around Europe through the season. Yacht Club Portoroz together with Portoroz Marina will host the first event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series initiated by the International Melges 24 Class Association on April 20-23. The Notice of Race has been published and online registration is open for the event, valid also as the Melges 24 Open Slovenian National Championship under the name of the Portoroz Melges 24 Regatta.

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Nongsa Regatta – AY Race Report 3 & Summary


2nd Wonderful Indonesia Nongsa Regatta 2017

Goto Nongsa Regatta

AY Race Report 3 & Summary

Victory for Discover Sailing Asia & Quarterdeck
By AY MultiMedia
January 21st, Batam, Indonesia: The 15 to 18 knot North Easterly, generated a one meter swell, that provided sailors with lots of fun and games, to finish the regatta. Scattered showers didn’t deter them, from surfing their way downwind and leaping forward upwind. Several broaches, broken equipment and a collision were recorded but most were repaired and continued on to complete four races. The dinghy’s were at it again and the radio controlled boats completed a series of races from the beach, in front of Nongsa Point Marina & Resort. Also a well attended seminar by government officials, regatta organisers and marina developers ‘Developing Yachting Tourism in Asean’ was held in conjunction with the regatta in the Sapura Room. Check out the action in the AY Photo Gallery

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Apollo Aviation Group Celebrates 15th Anniversary

  • Ø 10 years of investment in Ireland
  • Ø Follows momentous year with fleet growth of 64%, AUM increase of 42%


MIAMI, DUBLIN, SINGAPORE, January 23, 2017 – Apollo Aviation Group (together with its affiliates, “Apollo Aviation”), a multi-strategy aviation investment manager, announced today that it held a celebratory luncheon on Friday 20 January to mark its 15th anniversary as a business and its tenth anniversary in Ireland.

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