Reichel/Pugh wishes to congratulate all competitors at the 2018 Melges 24 Worlds!
Victoria, BC (June 9, 2018) – Reichel/Pugh wishes to congratulate all competitors at the 2018 Melges 24 Worlds!
Now in its 25th year, the class still boasts one of the most competitive fleets in the world. This year the new Victoria International Marina was host to a fleet of 41 teams from five nations, racing a 10-race World Championship series.
Italian Andrea Racchelli’s Altea and his crew Filippo Togni, Gaudenzio Bomni, Matteo Ramian, Michele Gregoratto are the 2018 Melges World Champions. Alan Field’s WTF took silver, followed by Bruce Ayres’ Monsoon, both from the United States.
Robert Britton's Full Circle and his local team from the Royal Victoria Yacht Club comprising Graham Harney, Jose Grandizo, Liam Welgan-Gunn and Reid Cannon took first place in the Corinthian Division.
The 2019 addition of the Melges 24 World Championship will be held from October 10-18 in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.
About the Melges 24
Designed by Reichel/Pugh in 1992 and first launched in 1993, it was ahead of its time when introduced and it’s still the gold-standard today. Nearly 1,000 boats have been produced by Melges Performance Yachts since. The Melges 24 remains the premier monohull sportboat boasting a class filled with Olympians, and both Professional and Corinthian sailors.
Source: International Melges 24 Class Association