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Melges 20 / NEWS ARCHIVES

Giulio Desiderato joined North Sails three years ago after finishing up an Olympic 470 campaign. He’s based in the Carasco, Italy, about an hour east of Genoa. Giulio’s various teams… Read More

November 2, 2018

Melges 20 Speed Reading

The waves were bumpy and the wind was hard to read at the 2018 Melges 20 Worlds in Cagliari, Italy. That put a premium on speed at all times for… Read More

October 16, 2018

Drew Does It Again

Drew Freides, Morgan Reeser, and Charlie Smythe have added themselves to the #NSVictoryList once again by winning the 2018 Melges 20 World Championship in Cagliari, Italy. A bullet in the… Read More

September 18, 2018

Melges 20 European Finale

Brontolo Racing  finished second in the final act of the Melges 20 World League European Division to secure the overall 2018 series title. With a new suit of 3Di sails,… Read More

The second event in the Melges 20 European Circuit took place in Scarlino, Italy. With light to medium winds across the weekend the thirty-one boat fleet completed seven races. For… Read More

Act One of the Melges 20 World League in Forio D’Ischia served as the debut event for the new North Sails Mi-2 3Di RAW mainsail. With 5-11 knots of wind… Read More

By Reed Baldridge On board communication for racing yachts is a key factor for performance, no matter what type of sailing. However, when the number of crew increases, it becomes… Read More

When I was about ten years old I starting racing sailboats on Cape Cod and the sound of the wind whistling overnight through the pine trees outside my bedroom would… Read More

The first two minutes of a race is arguably the most important. Those first two minutes will define where you start on the line, and how much space is around… Read More

We caught up with client Drew Freides, this year’s Melges 20 World Champion. Here is what he had to say about his team and what they’ve been doing to prepare… Read More

Drew Freides (USA) and his Pacific Yankee crew have been crowned Melges 20 World Champions after eight races in conditions ranging from 6-20 knots in Newport, Rhode Island. Friedes has… Read More

The 2017 Melges 20 Nationals started off with a bang with 22 teams from six nations arriving in Newport, RI for the last U.S. event before the World Championship in… Read More

Another action-packed weekend took place on the docks at Sail Newport, as 177 boats flocked to this local sailing hub to take part in the annual Newport Regatta. Sailors from… Read More

Newport, RI (June 6th, 2017) – North Sails is proud to introduce 3Di sailmaking technology to the Melges 20 class. In the past five years, North Sails 3Di™ has received… Read More

September 13, 2016

2016 Melges 20 Worlds Q&A

FREDDY: For more than 20 years I’ve considered Melges boats to be the best monohull sportboat to race. Capturing the Melges 20 Worlds title with our incredible team makes me… Read More