Call to Membership for 2020 U.S. Class Submissions, Deadline August 4

As published online at on July 14 — The U.S. Melges 24 Class Association’s (USM24CA) call for submissions is officially open to the current membership for proposed changes to the constitution, future events, class rules, technical issues, regatta regulations and general policies. 
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2021 Worlds Survey Pt. 1 Results, More Input Requested

Thank you to everyone in advance who took the time to participate in our 2021 World Championship Survey. Your input and thoughtful feedback is invaluable in making critical decisions regarding the Worlds next year. In that same spirit, we turn to you again as our initial conversations have sparked more possible solutions to holding a Championship that is of the highest quality, but also fun and safe for everyone involved.
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A Message from Megan Ratliff, President of the U.S. Class

As published in early July 2020 — This spring we watched racing come to an abrupt halt. Large events including our World Championship were cancelled amid COVID-19 outbreak. These decisions were made for the safety of the competitors, race officials, volunteers, as well as world travel restrictions. It has been difficult to be away from our boats, our friends, and the love we share for our sport. The good news is the horizon is looking brighter! Many districts have resumed club racing and would love to accommodate additional competitors.
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Melges 24 Short Reports

Online Registration Open for 2020 ACC/GCC – Bushwhacker Cup
The Notice of Race for the Pensacola Yacht Club’s 2nd annual Bushwhacker Cup has been posted and entries are now open. The regatta, which serves as the Atlantic & Gulf Coast Regional Championships, is scheduled for November 13-15, 2020. It is also the final event of the 2020 U.S. Melges 24 National Ranking Series.
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Midwest Abound with Racing Opportunities
There are several high quality regattas ramping up for competition in the Midwest. See this quick list of upcoming events over the next couple of months:
• Hound Dog Regatta – Traverse City, August 7-9
Melges 24 Invitational Regatta (QGLC No. 1) – Traverse City, August 15-16
Red Fox Regatta – Charlevoix, September 5-6
Melges 24 Fall Invitational Regatta (QGLC No. 2), September 19-20
• Fall Championship (QGLC No. 3) – Lake Geneva, October 3-4
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Tradition Continues: NYYC’s 166th Annual Regatta Set For August 28-30
The 166th edition was scheduled for June 12 to 14, with a distance race around Conanicut Island followed by two days of buoy or navigator racing on Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound. Earlier this year, the Club postponed the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but remains determined to keep the tradition alive. The 166th Annual Regatta is now set for August 28 to 30.
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Quantum Melges 24 Great Lakes Cup NOR Amendment Issued
An amendment to the 2020 Quantum Melges 24 Great Lakes Cup has been issued. Like so many other things in the world, the Quantum Melges 24 Great Lakes Cup has been forced to adjust and adapt accordingly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Visit the Official Quantum Melges 24 Great Lakes Cup Page
SAVE THE DATES: 2021 Bacardi Winter Series
Bacardi has announced the dates for the 2021 Winter Series and the Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta. Registration will open soon for the following three events:
• Bacardi Melges 24 Winter Series No. 1, December 11-13, 2020
• Bacardi Melges 24 Winter Series No. 2, January 22-24, 2021
• Bacardi Cup Invitational, March 10-13, 2021
• View The 2021 U.S. Melges 24 Class Racing Calendar
View Official Bacardi Winter Series Page
• Click here to view a complete list of upcoming events online at