The journal of a Melges 24 and her racing crew...
What is a Melges 24?
The brainchild of former America's Cup tactician Buddy Melges, the Melges
24 started the sportboat revolution. Using innovations learned in the succesfull
America's 3 campaign, the M24 is considered by many to be the ultimate
one-design racing experience. Carbon fiber is used in the mast, keel, bowsprit
and tiller to lower the center of gravity on the boat, making it more seaworthy
and able to carry more sail area (Faster). Other innovations include an
integral kelp cutter, bulb keel and a massive mainsail keep the boat moving
Designed to be sailed by a crew of 4, the Melges uses a large self-bailing cockpit to it's advantage, allowing plenty of room for each person to fufill their role.
In the world of racing boats, this is an ultra-performace ride...highly
technical yet stable and forgiving.. .