2018 Melges 20 World League

The Melges World League is the ultimate one-design competition, uniting Melges owners across the globe. The streamlined Melges 20 and Melges 32 championship system is a season-long series with global regattas hosted at the world’s most desirable venues featuring sailing's best owner/drivers and corinthian sailors, providing yet another layer of world-class, exciting competition.

2017 Champions


The schedule is locked in for the 2018 Melges World League. The championship system ranks Melges 20 teams from around the world. Get ready for eleven months of competitions that will feature the best, most fun teams in One Design sailing.

It’s time to race. Come join the fun. Reach out to the Melges Team.

2018 MWL Events

# 1 ·  MIAMI, February 9-11

# 2 · MIAMI, March 16-18

# 3 · CHARLESTON, April 12-15

# 4 · HAYAMA, April 14-15

# 5 · ISCHIA, April 20-22

# 6 · CHARLESTON, May 19-20

# 7 · SAGAMI BAY, May 19-20

# 8 · MARINA DI SCARLINO, May 25-27

# 9 · LERICI, June 22-24

# 10 · RIVA DEL GARDA, July 20-22

# 11 · CAGLIARI, September 14-16

# 12 · SAGAMI BAY September 29-30

# 13 · CAGLIARI October 6-7

# 14 · CAGLIARI October 10-13

# 15 · HAYAMA October 23-24

# 16 · HAYAMA November 22-25

# 17 · MIAMI November 30 - December 1

European Melges World League (20 and 32) charters are available: Contact info@melgeseurope.com.

Learn more about each European Division event here. This racing is not to be missed!

Miami and Charleston are the North American destinations for 2018. New boats, certified used boats, and regatta charters are available through the Melges USA team. Contact sales@melges.com to learn more.

Melges 20s will race five events in Japan in 2018 with two choice destinations: Sagami Bay and Hayama. Learn more.

The Melges 20 Experience

Simple, fun world-class racing at yachting's most celebrated venues. Corinthians and professionals alike.

Year after year, that's what the Melges 20 Experience is all about.

Jump in and come race! Contact Melges for new boats and great used boats. Keep scrolling to learn about the upcoming events.

Helly Hansen is the official sponsor of the Melges World League.

Garmin is the official timekeeper of the Melges World League European Division.

For More Information


Harry Melges III · harry@melges.com · (262) 275-1110

Andy Burdick · andy@melges.com · (262) 275-1110

Federico Michetti · federico@melges.com · +39.349.8569100


Hannah Noll · hannah@melges.com · (262) 275-1110

About the Melges 20

The Melges 20 fulfills the need for a more compact, yet spacious, fast, well-built sportboat. With its introduction, Melges Performance Sailboats delivered the next generation of sailboat racing and competition. An exclusive Reichel Pugh keelboat design, it is advanced in every respect. Seriously fun, simple to sail, made with high-quality materials and easy to rig, the Melges 20 enjoys a well-established and ever-growing worldwide fleet and fan base. A sexy, sharp bow delivers maximum upwind performance. The stable, flat aft and asymmetrical spinnaker gives way to an exhilarating, fast and fun planing experience. For more information on the Melges 20 and the International Melges 20 Class Association, visit www.melges20.com.

About Melges

The leading, performance sailboat supplier has proudly delivered high quality boats around the world for nearly 75 years. Each Melges boat is built with pride and backed by an experienced, knowledgeable team. Learn more at Melges.com.


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