2013 Melges 32 Virgin Island Sailing Series Announced, Several European Teams Already Committed

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29 June 2012

The International Melges 32 Class Association cordially invites Melges 32s worldwide to participate in the 2013 Virgin Islands Sailing Series (M32VISS). The 2013 M32VISS is an exciting, all new winter/spring racing series designed to provide a high level of sailing venue diversity and competition. The Series consists of three sanctioned events in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands — February 21-24, March 22-24, April 26-28, and one unsanctioned event on March 29-31. Special shipping and logistics packages are being organized for boats to ship directly from Florida following Key West Race Week 2013. Discounted accommodation packages are also being prepared for each event.

DOWNLOAD A 2013 MELGES 32 VIRGIN ISLANDS SAILING SERIES PROMO FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS.

EVENT NO. 1
BVI Sportboat Regatta
YACHT CLUB COSTA SMERALDA (VIRGIN GORDA)
February 21-24, 2013
Virgin Gorda, BVI

EVENT NO. 2
INTERNATIONAL ROLEX REGATTA
ST. THOMAS YACHT CLUB in Cowpet Bay
March 22-24, 2013
St. Thomas, USVI

EVENT NO. 3
BVI SPRING REGATTA (UNSANCTIONED)
NANNY CAY RESORT & MARINA
March 29-31, 2013
Tortola, BVI

EVENT NO. 4
Caribbean Championship

April 26-28, 2013
British Virgin Islands

Initial expressions of interest are requested by July 15, 2012 in order to assess overall planning numbers. As there is a great deal of forward planning and organization required for this series, we will require firm commitments well in advance of the series, no later than August 24, 2012. Please provide your intent to race to the INTERNATIONAL MELGES 32 CLASS ADMINISTRATOR, JOY DUNIGAN via e-mail.

A detailed information package on the series will be circulated within the next few weeks, including all pricing and options for charter catamarans and accommodations, as well as a comprehensive logistics plan and event itineraries.