Sail22 Melges 24 Tuning Regatta

Melges 24 Worlds Bow Numbers

We've had several requests for Bow Numbers matched to boats, so below is the full list:

Bow Number Boat Name Sail Number
11 USA 511 USA 511
12 PBR Street Gang USA 602
13 Gullisara ITA 803
14 Evil Doughnut USA 514
15 Funtech Racing USA 615
16 OMI USA 802
17 WTF USA 587
19 Gelikt NED 789
20 USA 620 USA 620
21 Wild Child USA 721
22 Zetiana USA 575
23 Brickhouse 623 USA 623
24 Tom Slick USA 604
25 Vamoose USA 725
26 Chillout USA 606
28 Conejo/OSA USA 785
31 Brinkmanship USA 21
32 Team Barbarians GBR 691
33 High Voltage USA 533
34 Full Medal Jacket NOR 804
35 Altea ITA 735
36 Unsponsored GER 635
37 JoeFly ITA 777
39 Brickhouse 539 USA 539
40 Wilco! USA 540
41 Blackdog Racing CAN 121
42 Millewa Milluna USA 771
43 CAN 723 CAN 723
44 Zig Zag FRA 644
45 Rock N Roll USA 795
46 Zingara CAN 446
47 Monsoon USA 747
49 Full Throttle USA 749
50 Ardor/C.R.E.A.M. USA 700
51 Quantum Racing USA 751
52 Scotch Bonnet USA 552
53 Events Clothing/Atantis USA 553
55 West Marine/New England Ropes USA 655
57 Simplicity USA 757
58 Mustang USA 658
59 Gannet USA 679
60 I'm With Stupid USA 160
61 UKR 661 UKR 661
62 Blu Moon SUI 782
63 Blur Pacific Energy USA 773
64 Sweaty Betty USA 744
65 Fantastica ITA 765
66 Battle Rhythm USA 786
67 Uka Uka ITA 787
68 Tiburon USA 568
69 Team Peacemaker USA 769
70 Cracker Racing USA 770

Preview Day 1 Sail22 Melges 24 Tuning Regatta

Day One of the Sail22 Melges 24 Worlds Tuning Regatta is today. Teams gathered at the Annapolis Sailing School last evening to finalize registration, pick up bow numbers and meet about today's practice racing. We will run short course races with lots of extra starts to help teams get ready for the weekends regatta format. A lot of suggestions were give so we could get a plan for what the teams are looking to get out of this event. Teams seem excited and ready to get out on the water. We will start at 1pm today and Dave Ullman will be working with the teams all day. Tonight at 6pm we will have the North Sails One Design Local Knowledge Talk at the Annapolis Sailing School. Everyone is welcome. We will have photos, video and a GPS tracking debrief at this time as well. GPS tracking will be done using Velocitek instruments.

We are very grateful to our sponsors: Henri Lloyd, Annapolis Sailing School, Velocitek, West System Epoxy, Kaenon Polarized, Rite in the Rain, Heineken,Atlantic Rigging, Sebago, North Sails, Quantum Sails, Ullman Sails, Astral Buoyancy, McLube, WRI Weatherand Sail22gear.com.


Henri Lloyd Sail22Gear.com Store!

Announcing our newest addition to Sail22...our mobile Henri Lloyd Store!!! You've heard us talk about Sail22Gear.com for a little while and here it is! The trailer was finished on Friday afternoon and the graphics applied yesterday. Finishing touches will happen when it arrives in Annapolis on Monday. We will have a full inventory of Henri Lloyd gear for you to check out at our Sail22 Melges 24 Tuning Regatta when it makes it's debut this week. We'll continue to have our Sail22 Support Trailer at events as well in order to provide our clients with everything needed. Both trailers will be at the Annapolis Sailing School starting this week and will remain in Annapolis through the Melges 24 Worlds. Please contact us for any information at 574-889-0022 or info@sail22.com


WRI Named Official Weather Sponsor

Sail22 is pleased to have Weather Routing, Inc team up with us as our official weather sponsor to make our Sail22 Melges 24 Tuning Regatta an even better event.  Competitors will have access to WRI's daily forecast for race days and also receive a 1 month premium subscription to Seaweather which is an online weather supplement to get them through the Melges 24 Worlds!

Weather Routing, Inc

14 Boats Registered & More New Sponsors!

We have top teams attending the Sail22 Melges 24 Worlds Tuning Regatta! In total we have 14 teams registered for the event as of today includeing the current World & European Champion, Lorenzo Bressani's Uka Uka. We also are excited to have Sebago and West System joining our already great sponsors. Sebago will be awarding gift certificates for every skipper and crew on each of the top 3 teams and West System will be giving each team the new Six10 thickened epoxy which is a great product.

11 Boats Registered! Add yours today!

We now have 11 boats registered for the Sail22 Melges 24 Worlds Tuning Regatta. We've heard of 4-6 potential more boats and have extended the early registration until Midnight tonight before the $50 late fee goes into effect. Look for a press release later this week with the exciting details about the event! Our teams can look forward to having Dave Ullman at the event and great products from Henri Lloyd, Velocitek, Astral Bouyancy and McLube!

Sail22 M24 Tuning Regatta-Sept 1st Early Registration Deadline

Register today for the Sail22 Melges 24 Worlds Tuning Regatta on October 8-11, 2009 sponsored by Henri Lloyd, Velocitek and Astral Buoyancy. A $50 late fee starts on September 1st so sign up today! We are excited to have a great event planned and have confirmation from the current world champion, Lorenzo Bressani's Uka Uka that they will be attending. Look for more details about all the great things we have planned for our teams soon!

Astral Bouyancy Joins the Sail22 M24 Regatta

Astral Norge Life Jacket Astral Bouyancy will be joining our sponsors of the Sail22 Melges 24 Worlds Tuning Regatta to be held on October 8-11th in Annapolis, Maryland. They will have their great life jackets available for sailors to try out for the day on the water. It's always hard to find a life jacket you love and we think this is the best way to pick one!

Sail22 M24 Worlds Tuning Regatta

Register today for the upcoming Sail22 M24 Tuning Regatta. We have confirmation that both of the Lane's Brickhouse teams and Alan Field's WTF are attending the event and bringing Dave Ullman as a coach. He has volunteered to be available to help with the regatta and we look forward to having his expertise. Stuart Simpson's Team Barbarians, Argyle Campbell's Rock 'N Roll and Heny Collie's Babs are currently registered. We have also had interest from the current world champions, Uka Uka and other top teams, including Chris Larson, Simon Strauss, Guy Mossman and John Podmajerksy with Max Skelley calling tactics. Click Here to register today! Feel free to email us at info@sail22.com with any questions.

More Info on the Sail22 M24 Worlds Tuning Regatta

I just wanted to give everyone an update on what we are planning with our Sail22/Melges 24 Worlds Tuning Regatta.  The idea for this event came during the 2008 Melges 24 NA's in Annapolis when we were talking with some of the guys from Team Barbarians.  Our goal is to work with top teams to get them prepared to win the 2009 Worlds.  The way we plan to do this makes it also work for anyone with a Melges 24 that wants to improve.  We will be teaming up with current Sail22 sponsors to make this a great event.  We are also drawing in top Melges 24 sailors like Dave Ullman, Scott Nixon, Nigel Young and others to help make the event great.  Alec Stewart and Tony Arends from Velocitek will be on hand to download information from the Velocitek units on boats.  If you don't have a Velocitek they will loan you one for the event.  If you wish to purchase one before, during or after the event, we will have special pricing for event competitors. We are also working with T2P in order to get top rate video for debriefs and a DVD to be reviewed before the Worlds.  Here is the schedule for the event: Thursday Evening - Crew work demonstration and coaching.  On land.

Friday afternoon - Starts, starts and more starts.  Plus weather mark roundings and tuning to get everyone ready for the regatta and Worlds.

Friday Evening - Tactical discussions and local Annapolis knowledge

Saturday - Racing on the waters of the Cheasepeake Bay where we will be racing in the Worlds.

Saturday evening -  Velocitek/GPS and video debrief and local weather talk.

Sunday - Racing on the waters of the Cheasepeake Bay where we will be racing in the Worlds.

Sunday after races - Velocitek/GPS and video debrief and awards.

Check back here for more information on the event.  Feel free to contact us at info@sail22.com with any questions or suggestions.  We will work with all teams to make this a valuable event for everyone heading to the Worlds.

Follow the lead of Team Barbarians and register for the event here - Yachtscoring.com or click on the Tuning Regatta tab.

Neil Sullivan's MFatic Racing Downwind at the 2008 NA's