Press Release, June 30th 2014
365 days to go! Large events take time to practice for – and to plan. Match Racing Denmark, who will be hosting the Melges 24 World Championship next summer, attracting top sailors from all over the world to Middelfart, have just launched the event website, opening for entries.
The recently held Melges 24 European Championship 2014 took place in Hungary, at the Balaton Lake, attracting sailors from all over the world. The next large title event in the Melges 24 class will be the World Championship 2015 that takes place in Middelfart, Denmark, next summer – in exactly 365 days - from 30 June to 5 July 2015.
"To some this might seem a long time from now, but it really is not if you know how many things we have to get a grip on - from financing, media-set-up and partners to logistics, staff and accommodation," said Søren Mathiesen Laugesen, Event Manager at Match Racing Denmark, organizer of the World Championship in cooperation with the International Melges24 Class Association. The championship will be raced in the Little Belt south of Middelfart Marina.
Open for entries on new event website
The organizers have just launched the event website, www.melges24worlds15.dk, where sailors, press and visitors can find all necessary information related to the World Championship, incl. signing up for newsletters and press lists. The launch of the website simultaneously marks that the championship is now open for entries. Registration form is available on the event website.
Castle clubhouse and maritime el dorado
To make the stay and the World Championship in Denmark extra memorable, the wonderful Hindsgavl Castle will be converted to clubhouse for the Melges 24 sailors. Additionally, the sailors, their families, all officials and not the least visitors and vacationing families will be able to enjoy the city of Middelfart, a maritime market town in the el dorado of Denmark. Surrounded by water and unique countryside, Middelfart is the perfect base for a holiday, a conference - and a Melges 24 event.
• June 26, 2015: Cranage
• June 27-28, 2015: Cranage, measurement and equipment inspection; check-in and crew weigh-in
• June 29, 2015: Cranage, measurement and equipment inspection; check-in and crew weigh-in; practice race; Opening ceremony
• June 30 – July 5, 2015: Racing
• July 4, 2015: Gala dinner
• July 5, 2015: Cranage; awards ceremony
The International Melges 24 is the world's leading high performance one design sport boat. It offers exciting and demanding competitive sailing and attracts top professional and amateur sailors from around the globe. From its beginnings in 1992 the class has already grown to some 800 boats worldwide with approximately 30 new boats now being delivered each year. The International Melges 24 Class Association (IMCA) exists to manage the Melges 24 Class and protect the interests of Melges 24 owners worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.melges24.com.
For further information on the Melges 24 World Championship 2015, please contact:
Regatta, Event and Partner Manager
(Match Racing Denmark)
Søren Mathiesen Laugesen
Phone +45 24 43 35 45
IMCA Administrator & Media Coordinator
(The International Melges 24 Class Association)
Phone +372 50 77217
Websites of interest:
Melges 24 World Championship 2015: www.melges24worlds15.dk
Match Racing Denmark: www.m-r-d.dk
The International Melges 24 Class Association: www.melges24.com
The Melges24 Class Association, Denmark: www.melgesclass.dk.