The Melges 24 is by far the most unique one design sportboat in the world and to this day maintains a growing and vibrant class. There is no comparison. The response and excitement generated by this America’s Cup inspired boat is phenomenal.
Typically sailed with a crew of 4, the Melges 24’s comfortable, light-hull displacement design prefers to plane. Its professionally engineered, high-tech stance includes a carbon fiber spar, rudder, bowsprit and vertical keel fin. Another key component of the M24 is a 670 sq ft asymmetrical spinnaker that lifts and pulls the boat forward on a downwind sprint. It adds speed, simplicity and ease of handling giving way to a more challenging tactical race.
This get-up-and-go sportboat package has the ability to facilitate trailering, hoist and ramp launching. With a retractable keel designed specifically for traveling, it fits behind any vehicle and hitch. The Melges 24 possesses an easy to rig personality requiring only two sets of hands for a quick set-up. Weighing in at a only 1,783 lbs. (360 kilos), it is lightweight and a pleasure to haul from your local club to a World Championship.
The Melges 24 fleet is now building at Rush Creek. Nine boats are now active in club races and on the “Gulf Coast District” circuit.Keep up to date with the Fleet. Check out our 2011 Schedule and join our Fleet Facebook page:
for a schedule of events, news and announcements for the Melges 24 Fleet.
You can post to the Facebook Group by emailing to: m24RCYC@groups.facebook.com. Please remember to remove your signature before emailing the group.
To date, over 600 boats are sailed competitively around the world. Half of the entire fleet exists in the United States while the remaining national classes are spread out over 18 European and Asian countries proving that it demands an international audience.
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