Competitor Announcement No. 1 - 2018 Charleston Race Week, General Entry Information

Competitor Announcement No. 1 - 2018 Charleston Race Week, General Entry Information
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The U.S. Melges 24 Class is excited to be welcoming you to Charleston next week! Please see the below general entry items regarding the fleet at 2018 Sperry Race Week.

CLASS MEMBERSHIP
We still have a few teams that need to take care of 2018 Class Membership. Please take care of this as soon as possible. If you need to join onsite in Charleston, please be aware that only cash and/or checks made payable to U.S. Melges 24 Class will be accepted. Remember to check in with Class Admin, Joy Dunigan at the registration desk to receive your 2018 Membership package.

Per the International Melges 24 Class Association Rules, PART I - ADMINISTRATION, Section B - BOAT ELIGIBILITY, B.2.1: “The owner and helmsman shall be a current member of their NCA or, where there is no NCA in his country, a member of the ICA or and NCA nominated by the ICA.”

Therefore, 2018 Class Membership is required for every team that races at Sperry Race Week. If you have not yet joined the U.S. Melges 24 Class Association, please visit this link and join today: http://www.usmelges24.com/?p=store/list&cat=314

View 2018 U.S. Melges 24 Class Membership List: (http://melges24.com/class_members/class_members_country/145)

CORINTHIAN COMPETITION
The official entry deadline for your team to enter as a Melges 24 Corinthian Team is by the close of registration, on Thursday, April 12. If you believe your team qualifies for the all-amateur division, simply complete the attached Corinthian Declaration Form (or, visit this link: http://www.usmelges24.com/pdf/USMCACorinthianDecForm.pdf) and submit to USM24CA Admin, Joy Dunigan via email (communications2usmelges24.com). Remember: every crew member must possess a valid Group 1 Sailor ID in order to qualify. Corinthian Forms will also be available at registration.

WEIGH-IN
There will not be a weigh-in for the Melges 24 Class in Charleston, however all teams are reminded that IM24CA Rules are very much still in effect despite no weigh-in in advance of Race Week. Please know that your team may be protested if overweight, disqualified.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
U.S. Melges 24 Class Association Admin, Joy Dunigan
Phone: 912-398-5776
E-mail: communications@usmelges24.com


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