M24*USA – USM24CA Newsletter 2021 – EVol. 3, Issue 2

U.S. Melges 24 Class Association Newsletter

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The 2021 U.S. Melges 24 National Championship happens September 17-19, hosted by the Crescent Sail Yacht Club in Detroit, MI (Grosse Pointe Farms, MI). The National Championship always aims to be one of the biggest events of year, and 2021 is going to ROCK with two big parties/dinners and three days of racing — get ready to have a blast!
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U.S. Class Call for Submissions, Deadline August 2

In preparation for the 2021 International Class AGM (November 6), the U.S. Class is currently accepting submissions regarding the Class constitution, future events, Class rules, technical issues, regatta regulations and general policies. All submissions must be submitted by a current U.S. Class member and received by Monday, August 2, 2021.
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Fiesta Cup Kicks off West Coast Racing Series

The Melges 24 West Coast 2021 racing season is officially underway with the Santa Barbara Yacht Club’s Fiesta Cup. The predominantly California-based fleet is thrilled to be hosting the long-awaited, three-part regatta series which includes: Fiesta Cup (July 23-25), California Cup (September 11-12) and the Fall Classic (October 2-3).
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Simply Gorgeous at the Gorge, July 31 – August 1

Register to race the 2021 Columbia Gorge One Design Regatta, hosted by Columbia Gorge Racing Association (CGRA), happening on July 30-August 1. The Melges 24 just loves this venue. Now is the time to fire up the teams and go racing again!

The Gorge is Event No. 6 on the 2021 U.S. Melges 24 Class Association’s National Ranking Series.
• Click Here to Register Online
• View the National Ranking Series

Grand Traverse Invitational, August 21-22

The Midwest is heating up with a ton of events unfolding and on the horizon, specifically is the Grand Traverse Invitational, Event No. 2 on the Quantum Melges 24 Great Lakes Cup schedule, and U.S. Ranking Series Event No. 7.

Great sailing, great camaraderie and tons of great parties await the fleet in Traverse City on August 21-22!
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View Quantum Great Lakes Cup Results (After One Event)

Entry Opens for 2021 ACC/ Bushwhacker Cup

The Notice of Race for the Pensacola Yacht Club’s 2nd annual Bushwhacker Cup (delayed one year due to the pandemic and Hurricane Sally) has been posted and registration is officially open. The regatta also serves as the Melges 24 Atlantic Coast Championship and is scheduled for November 12-14, 2021.
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Melges 24 Short Reports

Midwest District Hot and Heavy with Summer/Fall Racing Events

As the U.S. Melges 24 Class gets ready for the Nationals in Detroit, there is a host of Midwest events close to, in and around, that offer up great fun and plenty of opportunity to tune the boat just right, and get the team in tip-top shape for the big event. Check out these upcoming events and plan to race:
• July 30: Ugotta RegattaClick Here to Register
• August 14: Hound Dog RegattaClick Here to Register
• August 21-22: Grand Traverse InvitationalClick Here to Register
• September 4: Red Fox RegattaClick Here to Register
• September 17-19: U.S. National Championship / Click Here to Register

Gulari Wins 2021 Midwest One Design Spring Championship

The Midwest Melges 24 fleet kicked off the 2021 racing season big time at the Muskegon Yacht Club with 24 teams on the starting line. Congrats to overall winner Bora Gulari racing New England Ropes, while his fierce rival Harry Melges IV sailing Zenda Express finished second. Lake Geneva’s Steve Boho racing The 300 rounded out the top-three podium.
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SAVE THE DATE: Charleston Race Week, April 28 – May 1, 2022

Just say the word “Charleston” and the Melges 24 fleet is on its way. Great parties, superior racing action and just an all around amazing city, it is an important destination on the racing calendar every year, and 2022 will be no exception. Save the dates for April 28th thru May 1st for Charleston Race Week 2022!

• Click here to view a complete list of upcoming events online at usmelges24.com.