TERRY STAMPER, REGATTA CHAIR
2018 MELGES 24 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
PAST COMMODORE ROYAL VICTORIA YACHT CLUB.
We are nearly there and, with less than three weeks to go until the Opening events for the World Championship, we are looking forward to hosting you to good racing, good company and good memories.
Two weeks ago the tree lined city streets in Victoria were alive with the smell and colour of the cherry blossom and our recent daily temperatures have been in the low 20’s (C) ( 70-75 F)
Some teams have already arrived in Victoria and have set up their training schedule out of our Co-Host club the Canadian Forces Sailing Association. This Club has continued with their reputation as a practical and warm host Club by accommodating these early arrivals.
Final event details are currently being determined by our able Committees and we are looking forward to meeting you all. Let us know if you have any questions and we will respond immediately.
If you can make it here for the Canadian Championship ahead of the World event, I recommend you do so for you will get to know the course conditions, your competition, and be able to enjoy three social evenings, one of which is a special West Coast Welcome dinner.
May 9th, 2018
With less than three months to go to the event, anticipation is building here in Victoria and the Committee is finalizing details to welcome you and ensure that all your needs are catered for. Our web master has been pro-active and added elements and links to the website to answer your queries to date. If you have further questions please contact us using the contact link on that site. You should also check the Facebook link for day-to-day updates.
Registration numbers are starting to ramp up as we approach the March 31st deadline for the early bird registration fee. Entry fees increase on April 1st so don’t miss out on the lower entry fees.
Our first entry draw has now been made and was for a set of carbon battens; the next is planned for a jib or a spinnaker. So get your application in, Victoria and the Melges team here is waiting to host you.
March 7th, 2018
On behalf of the 2018 Melges 24 World Championship organizing committee and host Club, Royal Victoria Yacht Club, it is my pleasure to invite you to the 2018 Melges 24 World Championship.
From May 31st to June 8th 2018, Victoria will be welcoming competitors from around the world to its spectacular waterfront with racing in one of the most hotly contested fleets in international sailing. We are anticipating at least 60 entries, with top professional and amateur teams from around the globe. The shore base for the fleet will be at the brand-new Victoria International Marina located in Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour. The Royal Victoria Yacht Club is the host Club supported by the Canadian Forces Sailing Association.
The Melges 24 is one of the world’s top high performance one-design sport boats with its turbo-charged light weight designed planing hull. The race area off Victoria’s water front is ideally suited for the Melges 24 with its consistent early summer south westerly winds.
The City of Victoria is the capital of the Province of British Columbia, Canada and is located on the south end of Vancouver Island in the Pacific North West. It is set in an area of great natural beauty surrounded by unspoiled Islands, rugged coast-line and mountainous scenery. Victoria itself (pop 380,000) has a great deal to offer our visiting competitors and their families, for in addition to the wide range of accommodation, restaurants and stores there is much to interest and intrigue our visitors to the Island.
The 2018 Championship committee is a very experienced dedicated group whose goal is to fully cater to and provide our visiting competitors with a complete, well organized event and one that will go down as memorable both for the racing and the social events.
I can assure you of a warm welcome to Victoria in 2018 and hope that you will join us.