Melges 20

Summary

In September 2007 Melges confirmed that Melges Performance Sailboats will release a 20-foot keel boat named Melges 20. The release is a group effort as the boat has been designed by Reichel Pugh Yacht Design and Melges Performance Sailboats/Melges USA.

The Melges 20 is a one-design class sailboat with a lifting keel and is designed for racing.[1] In November 2012 the class was recognised by the World Sailing allowing recognised World Championships to be held.

World ChampionshipsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
2013
 
52 Boats
  John Taylor (USA)
  Bill Hardesty (USA)
  Joey Mello (USA)
2014
  Garda
57 Boats
  John KILROY (USA)
  Paul Goodison (GBR)
  Jeff Reynolds (USA)
  Achille ONORATO (ITA)
  Malcolm Page (AUS)
  Stefano CIAMPALINI (ITA)
  Guido MIANI (ITA)
  Gabriele BENUSSI (ITA)
  Massimo GHERARDUCCI (ITA)
2015
  Tiburon
  John Kilroy (USA)
  Bill Hardesty (USA)
  Jeff Reynolds (USA)
  Cesar Gomes Neto (BRA)   Liam Kilroy (USA)
2016
  Scarlino
  Michael Illbruck (GER)
  John Kostecki (USA)
  Federico Michetti (ITA)
  Drew Freides (USA)   Krzysztof Krempec (POL)
2017
  Newport
38 Boats
  Drew Freides (USA)
  Morgan Reeser (USA)
  Charlie Smythe (USA)
  Vladimir Prosikhin (RUS)   John Kilroy (USA)
2018
  Cagliari
36 Boats[2]
USA 300 - PACIFIC YANKEE
Drew Freides
Morgan Reeser
Charlie Smythe
ITA 667 - BRONTOLO
  Federico Michetti (ITA)
  Filippo Pacinotti (ITA)
  Manu Weiller (ESP)
Silvia Morini
RUS 296 - Russian Bogatyrs
  Igor Rytov (RUS)
  Anton Sergeev (RUS)
  Kostantin Besputin (RUS)
2019
  Miami
22 Boats[3]
ITA 65 - STIG
  Alessandro Rombelli (ITA)
  Francesco Bruni (ITA)
  Giorgio Tortarolo (ITA)
Tea Faoro
USA 88 - Heartbreaker
Robert Hughes
Manu Weiller
  Federico Michetti (ITA)
RUS 898 - Russian Bogatyrs
  Igor Rytov (RUS)
  Anton Sergeev (RUS)
  Kostantin Besputin (RUS)
2021
  Miami
18 Boats[4]
  Kuai
  Alec Anderson (USA)
  Lucas Calabrese (USA)
  Daniel Thielman (USA)
  Rayleen Thielman (USA)
  Russian Bogatyrs
  Michele Ivaldi (USA)
  Igor Rytov (RUS)
  Anton Sergeev (USA)
  Honeybadger
  Ian Liberty (USA)
  Michael Menninger (USA)
  Katy Nastro (USA)
  Harry Roepers (USA)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reed, Dave; Streuli, Stuart (September 19, 2008). "The Melges 20: A First Look Times Two/ Two-thirds of Sailing World's editorial staff take a ride on the new Melges 20 and find it to be a peppy, rewarding sportboat that shares some of the characteristics of its more famous siblings, but not all. (And that's a good thing)". Sailing World. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
  2. ^ https://yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=6013
  3. ^ https://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=6048
  4. ^ https://yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=14622

External linksEdit

  • Melges Performance Sailboats - Manufacturer's homepage
  • Melges 20 - International Class Association
  • Reichel/Pugh Website - Designer