The 2017 Melges 24 fleet World Championship is just 6 months away and so far there have been 51 teams from 14 different nations have given their consent to take part in this prestigious racing event.
The Irish world champion Conor Clarke and his crew are definitely feeling the heat as they expect that the competition would be a tough one and they are looking at all possible angles to defend their world crown.
The 2017 Melges 24 World Championship will be taking place in Helsinki, Finland from 28th July to 4th August. The crew of the Royal Irish Yacht Club is preparing very hard for the race and the invitation for the race is still open, with the winners getting a week’s Trogir Bareboat Yacht Charter.
The Notice of the Race is published and the online registration is going on for a while now. The Irish team knows that there will be a lot more entries that will be coming in as the days go by. The Melges 24 sailors from all over the world will never want to miss the opportunity to take part in the prestigious world event organized by the Helsingfors Segelklubb along with the co-operation of the International Melges 24 Class Association as well as the 4 Finnish Melges 24 Class Association.
It is after 14 years that the Melges 24 international race is returning to Helsinki. The first time that the Melges 24 fleet race was held on the Helsinki waters was in 2003 and for this event; there was a participation of 56 teams from all over the world.
The International Melges 24 Class Association said that they are very happy to join hands with a bunch of people who have great experience in hosting the Melges 24 international event and to make sure that it is a grand success. It was the same venue where the Melges 24 Europeans were held 14 years ago.