Melges 32

Summary

The Melges 32 is a one-design class of sailboat commonly used for racing. The sportsboat is notable for its ability to plane over the water downwind in modest winds, and for its combination of a simple design that is highly tunable.[citation needed]

Melges 32
Melges 32
Class symbol
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Development
DesignerReichel/Pugh
Year2005
DesignOne-design
NameMelges 32
Crew5+
Boat
Crew5+
Draft2.1 m (6 ft 11 in)
Hull
Hull weight1,712 kg (3,774 lb)
LOA9.7 m (32 ft)
Beam3 m (9.8 ft)
Sails
Mainsail area41.3 m2 (445 sq ft)
Jib/genoa area23.6 m2 (254 sq ft)
Spinnaker area72 m2 (780 sq ft)–
121 m2 (1,300 sq ft)

The Melges 32 is produced by Melges Performance Sailboats, a United States company founded by Harry Melges. It was designed by the Reichel/Pugh design team and went into production in 2005. The boat is 9.7 m (31 ft 10 in) long and 3 m (9 ft 10 in) wide at the beam. It carries around 93 m2 (1,000 sq ft) of sail area, main, jib and asymmetrical spinnaker combined. Upwind, it has a mainsail and 105% jib. Downwind, it has a large 103–121 m2 (1,110–1,300 sq ft) Asymmetrical spinnaker that flies from a retractable bowsprit.

The boat's hull is made from lightweight fiberglass. The mast, rudder, bowsprit, and keel fin are made from carbon fiber for light weight. The hull is generally flat on the bottom, making it plane easily. The 778 kg (1,715 lb) keel fin and keel bulb can retract up to the hull bottom to make it easier to put on a trailer.

The boat is generally raced with a crew of five or more. Because the boat sails faster with a heavier crew, class rules for racing limit crew weight to 629 kg total.

Strict one design class rules govern the Melges 32 amateur owner/driver requirements, professional crew limitations and crew weight maximum to limit the number of crew.

On 21 November 2008 the ISAF (international sailing federation) recognised the Melges 32 as an international class, having fleets in Europe, North America and Australia.

EventsEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
2009
Porto Cervo ITA
29 Boats
BLIKSEM - USA 169

  Pieter Taselaar (AUS)
  Jeremy Wilmot (AUS)
  Paul Atkins (AUS)
  Michael Coxon (AUS)
  Alex Clegg (USA)
  Nathan Wilmot (AUS)
  Williem Van Waay (USA)
  George Peet (USA)

JOE FLY - ITA 999

Giovanni Maspero

UKA UKA RACING - ITA 1

L. Santini
Armando Giulietti

2010

32 Boats

  Luca Lalli (ITA)
  Lorenzo Bressani (ITA)
  Federico Michetti (ITA)
  Flavio Favini (ITA)
  Carlo Zermini (ITA)
  Luca Faravelli (ITA)
  Stefano Nicolussi (ITA)
  Lorenzo Del Rio (ITA)

2011
Palma ESP
29 Boats
GOOMBAY SMASH - USA 2

  William DOUGLASS (USA)
  Chris LARSON (USA)
  Marco CONSTANT (RSA)
  Andy ESCOURT (NZL)
  Stu POLLARD (AUS)
  Mark TOWILL (USA)
  Chris WELCH (USA)
  Alan NAKANISHI (USA)

SAMBA PA TI - USA13131 FANTASTICA - ITA212
2012
Newport USA
33 Boats
Samba Pa Ti - USA 13131

  John KILROY (USA)
  Paul Goodison (GBR)
  Harry MELGES III (USA)
  Federico MICHETTI (ITA)
  Justin SMART (GBR)
  Marco CARPINELLO (ITA)
  Luca FARAVELLI (ITA)
  Martino TORTAROLO (ITA)

Hedgehog - BER 1 Warpath - USA 32917
2013
ITA
26 Boats
ARGO - USA 128

  Jason Carroll (USA)
  Cameron Appleton (NZL)
  Scott Norris (USA)
  Anthony Kotoun (ISV)
  Lindsay Bartel (USA)
  Weston Barlow (USA)
  Eric Aakhus (BRA)
  Peter Crawford (USA)

Fantastica - ITA 212 Groovederci - USA 201
2014
Miami USA
17 Boats
ARGO - USA 128

  Jason CARROLL (USA)
  Cameron APPLETON (NZL)
  Weston BARLOW (USA)
  Anthony KOTOUN (ISV)
  Mike KUSCHNER (USA)
  Graham LANDY (USA)
  Scott NORRIS (USA)
  Phillip WEHRHEIM (USA)

Torpyone - ITA 487

  Edoardo LUPI (ITA)

Mamma Aiuto - JPN 199

  Naofumi KAMEI (JPN)

2015
Favignana ITA
22 Boats
Stig - ITA 65

  Alessandro Rombelli (ITA)
  Francesco Bruni (ITA)
  Giorgio Tortarolo (ITA)
  Pierluigi De Felice (ITA)
  Michele Giovannini (ITA)
  Daniele Fiaschi (ITA)
  Luca Faravelli (ITA)
  Filippo La Mantia (ITA)

Argo   USA 128 Volpe   USA 180
2016
Miami USA
13 Boats
Volpe - USA 180

  Ryan DeVos (USA)
  Mike Hill (USA)
  Peter Kinney (USA)
  Mark Mendelblatt (USA)
  Scott Nixon (USA)
  Erika Reineke (USA)
  Sam Rogers (USA)
  Drew Wierda (USA)

STIG - ITA 65 Argo - USA 128
2017
Cala Galera ITA
17 Boats
TAVATUY - RUS 223

  Pavel Kuznetsov (RUS)
  Konstantin Besputin (RUS)
  Egor Koniukhovskii (RUS)
  Oleg Krivov (RUS)
  Evgeny Neugodnikov (RUS)
  Alexander Patrushev (RUS)
  Anton Sergeev (RUS)
  Valeriy Zatsarinskiy (RUS)

TORPYONE - ITA 487

  Edoardo Lupi (ITA)   Massimo Pessina (ITA)

FRA MARTINA - ITA 191

  Edoardo Pavesio (ITA)

2018
ita
18 Boats[1]
RUS 223 - Tavatuy

  Alexander Patrushev (USA)
  Egor Konuhovski (RUS)
  Evgeny Neugodnikov (RUS)
  Konstantin Besputin (RUS)
  Oleg Krivov (RUS)
  Valeriy Zatsarinskiy (RUS)
  Pavel Kuznetsov (RUS)
  Anton Sergeev (RUS)

ITA 172 - GIOGI ITA 186 - CAIPIRINHA
2019
Valencia ESP
15 Boats[2]
GER 229 - LA PERICOLOSA

  Alberto Viejo (ESP)
  Christian Schwoerer (GER)
  Elliot Willis (USA)
  Fabian Gielen (USA)
  Jaro Furlani (ITA)
  Michele Gregoratto (ITA)
  Nic Asher (USA)
  Vittorio Zaoli (ITA)

ITA 110 - CALVI NETWORK

  Carlo Alberini (ITA)

NOR 212 - PIPPA

  Lasse Pettersson (NOR)

2020
Villasimius ITA
12 Boats
ITA 186 CAIPIRINHA

  Martin Reintjes (ITA)

GER 229 LA PERICOLOSA

  Christian Schwoere (GER)

GER 215HOMANIT

  Jan Jasper Wagner (GER)
  Maximilian Stein (GER)

Offshore Sailing World ChampionshipsEdit

The boat was also used as one of the classes in the ORC/ISAF Offshore Sailing World Championship

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=6012
  2. ^ https://yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=10695

External linksEdit

  • Official website