2012 Melges 32 World Championship, NOR & Online Registration Now Available

Notice of Race and Registration Now Open for 2012 Melges 32 World Championship, Hosted by New York Yacht Club

Newport, RI - The Notice of Race (NOR) is now available for the 2012 Melges 32 World Championship taking place on September 20-29, hosted by the prestigious New York Yacht Club (NYYC).

Online Registration is also open at the Official 2012 Melges 32 World Championship Event Website.

"On behalf of the International Melges 32 Class Association (IM32CA), it is with great pleasure that I invite every Melges 32 team to Newport, Rhode Island for the 2012 World Championship," says Carlo Alberini, International Class Chairman. "Rich in yachting heritage, Newport is one of the most beautiful sailing cities in North America. Its stunning September weather will provide the perfect conditions for our fourth World Championship. The New York Yacht Club has a long standing tradition of hosting great world championships, and undoubtedly they guarantee excellence in regatta management."

Onsite registration is scheduled to begin on September 20th, Pre-Worlds warm-up competition will be held on September 22-23, and five days of full on World Championship racing starts on September 25th running through September 29th.

The Newport event is expected to attract one of the largest fleets ever assembled in Melges 32 World Championship history. Complementing a very talent-laden North American contingent, high-caliber teams from Europe, Japan and Australia will battle fiercely for the Class' most coveted title.

In addition to registering as soon as possible, teams are encouraged to carefully review and take advantage of the special dockage packages offered in coordination with Sail Newport. More details can be found at the Official Event Website.

The New York Yacht Club was formed in 1844 onboard the yacht Gimcrack anchored off the Battery in New York Harbor. The Club's first Cruise was held later that summer bound for Newport, Rhode Island. A year later, the Annual Regatta was begun and the 158th edition will be held in 2012. In 1901, the Club's burgee was hoisted over the spectacular beaux-arts style building, designed by Whitney Warren and known for its Model Room and Library, which serves as the Club's home in the heart of Manhattan. Harbour Court, the Club's first permanent waterfront facility commissioned in 1988, overlooks Brenton Cove and Newport Harbor and has become the focal point of many premier regional, national and world sailing championships. The original clubhouse, a small gingerbread trimmed house constructed in 1845 in Hoboken, NJ, now sits on the sloping lawn at Harbour Court. The history and tradition of New York Yacht Club is rich and storied, from winning and defending the America's Cup from 1851 to 1983, to running transatlantic races, cruising, racing, teaching, leading... all distinguished by an enduring passion for yachting. Visit the New York Yacht Club on the web at www.nyyc.org.

Headquartered in Zenda, Wisconsin USA, Melges is the world leader in performance one design racing. The one and only manufacturer in the world of Scows, they also proudly manufacture a world class line of keelboats that include the Melges 32, Melges 24, and Audi Melges 20. In June of 2011, Melges USA was named the official North American builder of the International 29er, 29erXX and 49er. Melges is a global company with sales and distribution offices in Europe and Sydney, Australia with support representatives in Japan, New Zealand and Spain. Visit Melges on the web in the USA, Europe and Australia.

Visit the Official 2012 Melges 32 World Championship Event Website.

Visit the official website of the International Melges 32 Class Association.