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2017 MELGES 24 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

April 7-9 • Charleston, South Carolina

The U.S. Melges 24 Class (USM24CA) is proud to welcome Melges 24s from all over the world to compete at the U.S. National Championship, set to be sailed on Charleston Harbor on April 7-9, 2017. This stand-alone championship event is hosted just two weeks in advance of the world-famous Sperry Charleston Race Week, making it the perfect warm-up event and the ultimate spring-time, double-header for the Melges 24 Class.

The 2017 U.S. National Championship is Act 2 of the 2016/17 Quantum Melges 24 World Winter Series, and Stage 1 of the 2017 NorAm Tour. For a complete list of 2017 Melges 24 events in the USA – CLICK HERE.

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LOGISTICS INFO

Logistics information for the U.S. National Championship AND Sperry Charleston Race Week has been issued. Below are direct numbers and names for Carolina Yacht Club, Charleston Yacht Club and The City Marina Logistics. Be sure to review everything carefully and make your dockage and storage arrangements as soon as possible.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Charleston, South Carolina is one of America’s most beautiful cities offering a unique Southern experience.
Visit this link to arrange your accommodations.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS*

THURSDAY, APRIL 6
0800 – 1900: Launching
1000 – 1900: Registration and Measurement
1000 – 1700: Crew Weigh-in
1700: All boats afloat
1730 – 1900: Competitors Meeting and Reception

FRIDAY, APRIL 7
0900 – 1000: Registration and Measurement
0930: Harbor Start
1100: Initial Warning Signal
1630: Daily Awards Post Race Beverages and Snacks

SATURDAY, APRIL 8
0930: Harbor Start
1100: Initial Warning Signal
1900: Championship Dinner

SUNDAY, APRIL 9
0930: Harbor Start
1100: Initial Warning Signal
1400: Last Race
1700: Awards with beverages and snacks

*Eight (8) races are scheduled. As many as three (3) races each day may be run.
The OA reserves the right to modify the program due to weather conditions or other causes.
The above schedule of events is tentative and subject to change.


FOR MORE INFORMATION

2017 Melges 24 U.S. National Championship Chairman, Randy Draftz
Contact via E-mail | Phone: +1 (843) 557 – 6082 | SKYPE: charleston.yachting

U.S. Melges 24 Class Association Admin, Joy Dunigan
Contact via E-mail | Phone: +1 (912) 398-5776