2018 Melges World Championships
May 31 - June 9
From May 31st to June 9th 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. As an integral part of the regatta we will be running the Canadian Melges 24 National Championship ahead of the World Championship event. All are invited to enter and participate in lieu of any practice races.
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.