Canadian Melges 24 Class Association 2013 News

CMCA News From 2013:

Royal Victoria Yacht Club, BC, CanadaPhoto – Royal Victoria Yacht Club, BC, Canada – Home to the 2014 Candadian Melges 24 Nationals and the 2018 Melges 24 Worlds!

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.

  • CMCA Constitution approval (we have it as a draft now, published at
  • National Championship 2014
  • Financial report
  • Miscellaneous

October 13, 2013 – IM24CA World Council Agenda was published and is now available at
Any comments are welcome and may be submitted by CMCA as amendment to the suggested changes.

October 5, 2013 – American Brian Porter and “Full Throttle” team wins the 2013 World title.

Italian Flavio Favini helming Franco Rossini’s (Switzerland) “Blu Moon” got the Silver and Kim Christensen (Denmark) on “Soffe 2” – the Bronze.
In the Corinthian division, Don Jesberg (USA) on “Viva” got the title, followed by Loren Colahan (USA) on “Lounge Act” and the Canadian team of Michael Bond on “Recidivist”. Congratulations to the winners!

In the overall division the Canadian results are as follows:

 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

October 1, 2013 – Good Luck to 5 Canadian teams taking part in Melges 24 World Championship in San Francisco! The races will be held from October 2 to October 5. Follow the championship at

September 22, 2013 – Congratulations to Gord Shannon and the team of “Honey Bucket” – the winners of Thunderbird Marine Corp Howe Sound Regatta. Follow this linkfor the results.

August 4, 2013 – On the West Coast, Cowichan Bay Regatta gathered 9 boats. Congratulations to the winners: Gord & Michelle Galbraith and “Lekker” team. Click herefor full results. More pictures on Facebook.

August 4, 2013 – LYRA 2013 that was announced as Melges 24 National Championship saw just 3 entries, all from the National Yacht Club, Toronto. Dan Berezin and “Surprise” team won in 2 days regatta. Click here for full results.

July 28, 2013 – Lori and Adam Burns on “Presto” win the 40th Youngstown Level Regatta, followed by Chris Field’s “Leda” and our fellow Canadian Dave Black’s “Black Dog”. Follow this link for the results.

June 30, 2013 – Congratulations to Gord and Michelle Galbraith and team “Lekker”, winners of 2013 Cutty Sark Snake Island Nanaimo Regatta held by Nanaimo Yacht Club, BC. Impressive fleet of 18 boats raced 10 races. Click here for full results.
Regatta’s photos and video.

June 23, 2013 – Paul Hulsey and “Hoodlum Racing” team won 2013 Cold Cup in Chicago, IL. The only Canadian entry Dan Berezin – “Surprise” – finished in modest 12 out of 14 boats. Click here for full results.

June 16, 2013 – Congratulations to Lori and Adam Burns and “Presto” team for winning (again) Toronto and Area Hospice Regatta. Full results are here.

June 2, 2013 – Bora Gulari wins Bayview One Design Regatta in Detroit MI. The best Canadian team was Dave Black’s “Black Dog”. Click here for the results.

May 22, 2013 – Follow this link to see the suggested CMCA logos. Please let us know what logo you like the most using the Contact page.

May 19, 2013 – Mike Bond at the helm of Gordon Shannon’s “Honey Badger” was the best Canadian at Seattle NOOD Regatta. Follow this link for full results.

April 29, 2013 – Australian Melges 24 Class Association invites Canadian sailors to race at World Championship 2014 in Geelong:
Congratulations on your new Association. Invitation to all fellow Melges 24 sailors to come and visit and compete in Australia next January. Please contact Melges Asia Pacific for any assistance you need to make it happen. Looking forward to hearing from you. Contact [email protected] or [email protected]

April 28, 2013 – Registration is open now for the LYRA-2013/Melges 24 Canadian National Championship. Follow this link to register:

April 25, 2013 – The NOR for LYRA-2013/Melges 24 Canadian National Championship has been published:

April 21, 2013 – Alec Cutler wins Melges 24 USA Nationals, Charleston Race Week 2013. Congratulations to the winner and his Canadian team: tactician Richard Clarke and crew members Mike Wolfs and Curtis Florence.

March 25, 2013 – 2013 Melges 24 Class Rules Now Published By ISAF. Click here to read the rules. Click here to read the summary of the changes.

March 14, 2013 – The first ever Melges 24 Canadian National Championship will be held in conjunction with LYRA Regatta at National Yacht Club in Toronto. Two days of racing are planned over the weekend of August 3 – 4. Click here for the event website.

March 12, 2013 – CMCA Members registration is now available.

March 10, 2013 – Bacardi Miami Sailing Week – Melges 24 champion crowned.

March 6, 2013 – Meeting took place at National Yacht Club, Toronto, to discuss pros and cons of the association establishment. Click here for minutes of meeting.