Welcome to The North American Melges 24 Racing Teams arriving at the Kelowna Yacht Club This Week!
The Land Rover Kelowna Melges 24 Canadian National Championship registration opens 9 am on June 22nd and boats will start arriving from all corners of North America to compete. The course will be determined by wind direction and will be located in one of three general sailing areas.
Some of the teams will be on the water as early as Wednesday, June 22nd joining in on Kelowna Yacht Club’s regular Wednesday Night Race from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. The official program starts with a racing clinic between 1-4pm on June 23rd continued with a busy racing schedule during the 3-day races June 24th – 26th starting 10:30 am on Friday and 10:00 am the rest of the week. The daytime race schedule is followed by a Tree Brewing debriefing session a “Burgers in Paradise” barbeque evening, a Kelowna Yacht Club Banquet and the Awards presentations on the KYC Commodore’s dock after racing on Sunday June 26th.
“Our committee and volunteers are excited to welcome 29 Melges 24 boats to the Kelowna Yacht Club and facilitate an international level race in the most professional way possible. We thank Land Rover Kelowna and all the sponsors and donors who made this event possible and good luck to all the teams! ” says Marc Noel, president of the Canadian Melges 24 Class Association and Melges 24 Nationals’ co-chair.
The Three Stage North American Tour includes:
1. Land Rover Kelowna Melges 24 Canadian National Championship June 24-26, 2016
2. 2016 Melges 24 U.S. Championship, Lake Geneva October 7-9, 2016
3. Melges 24 World Championship, Miami November 26 to December 3, 2016
Members of the Land Rover Kelowna Melges 24 Canadian National Championship organizing committee and many volunteers are keeping our Mission and Vision in mind to deliver a first class event!Mission Statement:
Vision:1. To work collaboratively with our Partner Organizations towards delivering a first class event and honouring their contributions.
To our Sponsors and Donors: We Couldn’t do it Without You, Thank You!The Land Rover Kelowna Melges 24 Canadian National Championship committee is very thankful for the generous sponsors and donors in support of this North American sailing race. The event is entirely volunteer lead and would not be possible without their support. Land Rover Kelowna offered their Title sponsorship for the event as part of Land Rover’s global engagement in the “Extreme Sailing series”.
The Kelowna Yacht Club continues to be a huge support to the Land Rover Kelowna Melges 24 Canadian National Championship event by providing the facilities, the moorage space, logistical expertise, membership engagement and media coverage to name a few. The event’s committee is very grateful to have this quality clubhouse, grounds and highly skilled staff to work with.
North Sails has been a longtime supporter of many sailboat racing events both locally and globally. We are very thankful for their continued support, and for being a sponsor! North Sails Coach and racer, Drew Mitchells, will be on the water June 23rd coaching the boats during the Race Clinic 1-4pm. Their North U department’s touring seminars and clinics, teach top level racing to some of our best teams.Pro racer Brian Hutchinson from Salt Lake City who has been involved with the Melges 24 class since its inception will be coaching the fleet on the water June 22nd too. We are fortunate to have such high level talent to prepare our team for a great week of racing! Brian and Hutchinson Sports is also a sponsor of the event.
The 2016 Land Rover Melges 24 Canadian National Championship Poster and KYC TV screen image was created by Nigel Hart.
Thank you to our grant donor, The City of Kelowna, for the generous support of our event.
And we would also like to thank the Province of BC and viaSport for their generous support of this event. Hosting BC grant funding was received from the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and administered by viaSport British Columbia.
For further information on the 2016 Land Rover Kelowna Melges 24 Canadian National Championship, please contact:
Co Chair Land Rover Kelowna 2016 Melges 24 Canadian National Championship
Entry Deadline Quickly Approaching
The Land Rover Kelowna 2016 MELGES 24 Canadian National Championship is only eight weeks away. Our newest sponsors, HELLY HANSEN, BLUESMITHS, and HUTCHINSON SPORTS have each contributed performance gear for a prize draw open to all skippers that have paid their entry fee by May 15th. The three winners will be announced on May 16th.
HELLY HANSEN gear is used by world-class sailors, skiers and adventurers who spend their time between human will and nature’s forces, and demand full protection and performance when the conditions are at their worst.
BLUESMITHS, makers of the world’s finest water wear, has expanded its line of hydrophobic gear with new sailing team colors. Win a game-changing Kanaha Water Repellent Ocean Shirt, an Award Winning Kula Windpro Hoodie or the multi Gear-of-the-Year winning Spartan Board Shorts.
HUTCHINSON SPORTS designs and builds gear considered essential to the MELGES24: Tack-Deflectors, Traveler-Jockeys, Mast Pads, Padded Lifeline Straps, Leg-Savers, and more…
With over thirty teams from across North America already registered, we expect to pass forty by race time. We have a fantastic championship planned in a stunning location. To be part of this exciting event, register and complete your payment today. (Total prize value approximately $1500).
Land Rover Kelowna 2016 MELGES 24 Canadian National Championship
Land Rover Kelowna MELGES24 Nationals website: Melges24Nationals.ca
“We are very happy to have Land Rover Kelowna as the title sponsor for this year’s event,” says Marc Noel, president of the Canadian Melges 24 Class Association. “Land Rover has a long standing history of supporting many international sailing regattas, and we are thrilled that they have chosen to support the Melges 24 Canadian Nationals in Kelowna.”
Noel is a driving force behind the local Melges 24 fleet and co-chair of the championships. He and his crew have competed in several North American Melges 24 races.
Kelowna Yacht Club has delivered exceptional national racing events in recent years and is in a prime position to host a top level North American Melges 24 race. An enthusiastic group of Melges 24 owners and crew compete weekly at Kelowna Yacht Club’s race nights, at Okanagan Lake regattas and national races across North America. Located on Okanagan Lake, the club is home to the largest fresh water marina in Canada.
With 30 boats already registered, Kelowna’s Melges 24 Nationals will launch a great start to the three-part North American tour heading to US Nationals in Lake Geneva in October and the world championship in Miami in late November.
The 2016 Melges 24 Canadian National Championship is open to all boats that meet the obligations of the Melges 24 Class rules and IM24CA rules, including class membership. Registration, race and itinerary information can be found at melges24nationals.caPhoto: Land Rover has long supported sailing events around the globe, including the Extreme Sailing Series which included a stop in Sydney, Australia in December 2015. Lloyd Images
December 24, 2015 - CMCA Annual General Meeting took place on December 21, 2015. Click here for the Minutes of Meeting.
December 6, 2015 - 2015 CMCA AGM will take place on December 21 at 7PM EST by Skype conference. The agenda draft can be found here.
November 27, 2015 - Registration is open for 2016 Canadian National Championship! Click here to register.
November 15, 2015 - 2016 Canadian Nationals Press Release has been published:
Fastest sailboats to race in Kelowna.
KELOWNA YACHT CLUB TO HOST MELGES 24 NATIONALS
– Kelowna Yacht Club will host the 2016 Melges 24 Canadian National Championship from June 24-26 in Kelowna, B.C. The special class of boat, a 24-foot light high-performance racer, will be sailed by all competitors in the championships that promises the fastest race speeds seen on Okanagan Lake. “It’s a great honour to host this high level event in the spectacular Okanagan Valley and we’re looking forward to some intense competition in this unique sailing region,” says Marc Noel, vice-president of the Canadian Melges 24 Class Association. Full news release.
December 12, 2013 - CMCA AGM was held at Mimico Cruising Club in Toronto. Click here for MOM.
December 8, 2013 - IMCA World Council AGM minutes have been published.
November 21, 2013 - CMCA AGM will take place in Mimico Cruising Club in Toronto on Sunday, December 8, 2013, at 2PM.
|Place||Sail Number||Boat Name||Helmsman||Points|
|23||CAN 591||Recidivist||Michael Bond||217|
|27||CAN 606||Sheva||Alex Fox||230|
|32||CAN 631||Rosebud||Malcolm Smith||239|
|46||CAN 11||Goes to Eleven||Duncan Stamper||331|
|53||CAN 364||Byrr||Peter Hansen||384|