Online Registration For 2011 Melges 24 Worlds Now Open - Corpus Christi Prepares To Welcome Teams From Across The Globe

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28 October 2010

28 October 2010 - Corpus Christi, TX, USA - Online registration for the 2011 Melges 24 World Championship being hosted by Corpus Christi Yacht Club, Corpus Christi, Texas from May 11-21, is now open via the Event Website. Famed for its great sunshine and strong winds Corpus Christi is the perfect Melges 24 sailing venue and the fleet is looking forward to a big turnout for this it's 14th World Championship, including entries from across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

In the build up to the World Championship the United States Melges 24 Class Association is planning a series of events under the "Road To Corpus" banner. The series comprises:-

Key West Race Week - January 17-21 - Key West, Florida
Miami Winter Regatta - February 12-13 - Coconut Grove SC, Miami, Florida
Bacardi Miami Sailing Week - March 10-12 - Miami, Florida
Charleston Race Week - April 14-17 - Charleston, South Carolina
2011 Melges 24 World Championship - May 11-21 - Corpus Christi YC, Texas

In addition Sail 22 will be running two tuning events in the run up to the Worlds, the first in Miami on February 10-11 and the second on Corpus Christi on April 30- May 1. Further details about the Road To Corpus events can be found at www.usmelges24.com.

The official hotel partner for the 2010 Melges 24 World Championship is the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel Marina Tower located just along the coast from the regatta center and only 15 minutes from the airport. With services including two swimming pools, three restaurants, bike rentals, an in house massage therapist and a sensational kids program this is the perfect base for your stay. Competitors are offered special discounted rates for bookings made prior to 20th April 2011 on a first come first served basis and are recommended to book early to avoid disappointment

Additional information about visiting Corpus Christi including alternative accommodation options can be found at www.visitcorpuschristitx.org

Overseas competitors requiring shipping assistance should contact Official Shipping and Logistics Partner Valls Group. With offices in Houston and Corpus Christi Valls Group is a leading provider of international trade and shipping services and can assist with all logistical needs.

You can keep up with all the latest news and developments from the 2011 Melges 24 World Championship and the Road To Corpus events via the Road To Corpus Facebook Page and the Event Web Site.

The 2011 Melges 24 World Championship is sponsored by:-

Melges USA
Sail 22
Valls Group
US Sailing Regatta Network
Corpus Christi Marina
Omni Hotels
Corpus Christi, Padre & Mustang Islands Convention & Visitors Bureau

For further information please contact IMCA Administrator & Media Coordinator Fiona Brown on E-mal fiona.brown@melges24.com, Tel +44 7711 718470, Skype fpbrown,

Visit the Official Event Website of the 2011 Melges 24 World Championship

The Melges 24 is designed by Reichel Pugh and considered the most unique one design sportsboat in the world as well as one of the fastest-growing classes of high performance yachts. For more information please visit the official websites of the International Melges 24 Class Association and the United States Melges 24 Class Association.