2010 Melges 24 North American Championship Class Update - Entry Deadline Looming

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24 August 2010

Rochester, NY, USA - 24 August 2010 - There's only a week to go until the 31 August entry deadline for the 2010 Melges 24 North American Championship being hosted by the Rochester Yacht Club on Lake Ontario.  It's going to be an amazing long weekend of great championship racing accompanied by some outstanding New York State hospitality so get your entries in now and be part of North America's most prestigious Melges 24 regatta this year.

Championship racing will take place from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 September with racing scheduled to kick off at 10am each day. The one and only Hank "Break Break" Stuart, IMCA Championship Coordinator and all round PRO Mega God, will be in charge on the race course so you know the racing will be good and the après sailing awards ceremonies each evening will feature a free keg of beer courtesy of Lakeside Beverages helping to ensure that the quality of the social events are also up to par.

Rochester Yacht Club

Registration will open on Monday 20 September at noon. There will be tune up racing on Wednesday 22 September starting at 10am and all boats must have completed registration and be afloat by 5pm on Wednesday 22 September with a Competitor's Briefing and Opening Ceremonies that evening at 5.30pm.

Corinthian competitors are reminded that they must submit their full crew lists with ISAF IDs, Classifications and Expiry dates when they enter and that the absolute final closing deadline for Corinthian entries is 31st August 2010.

The Hampton Inn, located just 5 miles from the club, has offered a special $99 room rate for the Melges 24 North American Championship and there are lots of other accommodation options in the area, details of which are available on the Event Website.

Rocherster NY Skyline

As USMCA President Steve Kopf said in a recent press release about the event "Rochester will provide a number of things that are essential to the majority of Melges 24 owners - awesome freshwater racing conditions, the absolute best in race management, great onshore activities, and an affordable and fun city that's just a few hundred miles from literally hundreds of existing boats," Kopf said. "Lots of people wouldn't know that Rochester has been voted one of the top vacation destinations in the country, and I, for one, am very psyched to check it out." So get entered and get ready for an outstanding long weekend fall break on beautiful Lake Ontario.

Enter online at the Event Website or if you need any further assistance please contact joint Regatta Chairs Peter and Megan Cucci on m24na@rochesteryc.com or Tel Peter 585.703.2867 or Megan 585.230.5196. If you have already registered but have any questions about your registration please E-mail Donna Faust donna@dfaust.com.

See you in Rochester!