Victoria World’s Press Release

Press Release: April 4, 2018 – Victoria, Canada

In just a few weeks, Victoria will be welcoming some of the best sailors in the world to the 2018 Melges 24 World Championship, hosted by the Royal Victoria Yacht Club (RVYC). The event will be raced off the Victoria waterfront, providing some of the best sailing and spectacular scenery available in a racing venue. Recent Melges 24 Worlds have been hosted in Finland, Denmark, Australia, Italy, and closer to home in Miami and San Francisco.

The International Melges Class Association awarded the event to Victoria on the basis of the fantastic Melges 24 Canadian Championship hosted in 2014: three days of 20-25 knot winds, blazing sunshine, and great race organization. The Worlds will be hosted at the same time of year, known for its reliable westerly winds and sunshine, the week after the annual Swiftsure International Yacht Race Full press release