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Special Midwinter Championship Trophy to be awarded in 2011

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The Melges 32 class is always loaded with sailing talent and the competition is world-class. Their class winner has earned "Boat of the Week" honors in each of the last two years.

updated: DEC 10, 2010


 

Entry Plans Key West and Miami

M32 Charter Opportunities

Class Logistics / Dockage

Affordable Key West

Key Contacts

Key West History

Testimonials

 

 

 

 

 

Key West – Great Event!  Thank you for all of your hard work. You and your team always do a super job and we really appreciate your efforts…”

Andy Burdick, President Melges Performance Sailboats

  

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"The Melges 32 class quickly grew to be one of the most exciting and competitive classes in Key West. With a modest 8-boat one design class debut in 2006, this international fleet grew quickly and has become a headline class with arguably the best racing to be found in any of the three divisions.                                                                      Peter Craig, Race Chairman


Online entry through YachtScoring.com!

Notice and Conditions of Race is posted - click to view online

Text only NOR for reference (pdf)

Key West 2011 Entry Form (pdf)


 
   

Please see the Current Event Entry List on Yachtscoring.com

  Entry Plans

Key West

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 Updated: DEC 10 2010        
  Entered (14):        
         
  Entry Plans

Miami

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 Updated: NOV 24, 2010        
  Entered :        

 Catapult

Joel Ronning

Minneapolis, MN

USA

 
  Planning:        

 Heartbreaker

Robert Hughes

Macatawa Bay, MI

USA

 

 Mojo

Steve Rhyne

Houston, TX

USA

 
         
  Possible:        

 (looking for charter)

Peter Rodgers

 

UK

 
         

Please contact your Class Representative  or Premiere Racing with your updates.

 


 

Charter

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It is likely that there are overseas owners seeking charters for Key West. If you have a boat and wish to make it available, please let Premiere Racing or the class know.

 

Private charter listings will also posted in the Charter section on the event web site. Individuals desiring a charter or offering their boat for charter can submit information for posting at no charge. Email: Premiere Racing


 
Class Logistics / Dockage

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Please be sure to check out the event logistics page for answers to your logistics questions.

Melges Service Agent: Jim Condon condonjm@gmail.com    860-625-6111

Dockage: Premiere Racing is working to convince a marinas to offer discounted rates. We’ll let you know if we meet with any success here. The least expensive Old Town Marina ($3.50/foot) is the Historic Seaport Marina.

 

Staging-Mast In-Launch-Haul-Mast Out:  There are numerous options available in Key West and on Stock Island (see the Key West logistics page). A new event mobile marina operation (Coffin Marine) was in play at Truman Waterfront Property last year and received very favorable reviews from boat owners and boat captains. Their rates were 10% lower than what S&S Mobile Marina charged in 2009. We are working with Coffin Marine to establish a special class rateS. More to follow…

 

Trucking through the Keys: Please see the Key West logistics page for guidance on trucking restrictions. We are asking the Key West Chamber of Commerce to lobby the Florida DOT to provide relief on trucking and escort restrictions. More to follow later this spring…   


 
Breaking News

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·         New this year, the Melges 32 Midwinter Champion will receive a special trophy at the end of race week.

 

Premiere Racing has been working with marinas and local establishments to make Key West as affordable as possible. We've eliminated advertising ("Cat C") fees, reduced all Truman Waterfront fees, included one owner access card with each entry and more. Details here...

 

If you have Key West on your racing calendar for 2011 or are even giving it serious consideration at this point, please notify Premiere Racing, so we can update the all-important “Early Entry Commitment” section. As we all know, good competition begets more entries!     

 


 
Key West History

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Year Boats Champion Boat Homeport Link to
2005 1 Jeff Ecklund Star ** Ft Lauderdale, Florida results
2006 8 Michael Carroll New Wave Tampa, Florida results
2007 17 Claudio Recchi Let's Roll YC Italiano, Italy results
2008 27 Jeff Ecklund Star Ft Lauderdale, Florida results
2009 20 Jeff Ecklund Star * Ft Lauderdale, Florida results
2010 22 John Kilroy Jr Samba Pa Ti * Malibu, California results
   

* Boat of the Week

** 12 boat PHRF Sportboat class


 
Key Contacts

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Premiere Racing Peter Craig, Event Director email 1-781-639-9545  
  Jeanne Kleene, Admin. & Web email f-781-639-9171 (fax)  
         
Class

Melges 32 Executive Committee

     
M32 Public Relations

Joy Dunigan (US Communications Director)

email

1-912-756-6706

 
         
Historic Seaport Marina

Dockmaster Terri Otto - web page

email

1-305-809-3983

1-305-293-8369 (fax)

 
         
Melges Services Service Agent Jim Condon email 1-860-625-6111  
         
Coffin Marine

Mobile Marina Services - web page

email

1-305-872-8863

1-305-872-5613 (fax)

 
         
Accommodation Center Web Site email

1-877-546-5824

1-305-296-4887

 

 
Testimonials

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“Molly Baxter, who was aboard Jason Carroll’s Argo (New York, NY) in the super-competitive Melges 32 class, says the sailing at this year’s Race Week was fantastic, and reports that the Conch Republic served up a heapin’ helpin’ of its notorious nighttime revelry…”

Windcheck Magazine, March 2010

 

“Thanks for a great week down there.  Best event of the year!

Andy Burdick, Melges Performance Sailboats

 

 

“Had not been to Key West Race Week before, but we’ll be back!  Terrific venue! Congratulations on a fine event.”

Beck Swanson, Melges 32, XSNRG

 

“It was the ideal day to get in three races. The conditions were fantastic and the race committee did a great job of getting the starts off quickly.”

Simon Williams, Melges 32 Fresh Guidance

 

“Thank you and all of your colleagues for organizing an absolutely splendid regatta last week. You did a fantastic job…Key West is the best regatta I’ve been to…I’d love to come back.”

Tim Kimpton, Melges 32, Crash Test Dummies

 

 

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