HomeMelges 242024 Quantum Melges 24 Great Lakes Cup Series Gets Underway

2024 Quantum Melges 24 Great Lakes Cup Series Gets Underway

Title sponsor Quantum Sails and the U.S. Melges 24 Class Association (USM24CA) are ready to usher in the 2024 Great Lakes Cup racing series for a fourth exciting year. This exclusive, 4-part Melges 24 regatta series is tailor-made for the iconic sportboat. It kicks off this weekend (May 18-19) in Muskegon, Michigan and continues over the next five months in various locations throughout the Midwest, promising a multi adrenaline-pumping showcase of Melges 24 racing.

Hosted by the Muskegon Yacht Club (MYC), the stage is set for a showdown for 22 teams representing the USA and Canada.

Series event number one, better known as the Midwest One-Design Spring Championship is an event that has earned its stripes as a must-attend regatta. Historically, it marks the official start of the racing season in the region.

In 2023, it received the achievement of Regatta of the Year from the Lake Michigan Sail Racing Federation. For 2024, every participant will utilize Vakaros technology while racing, taking full advantage of a cutting-edge sailing instrument that boasts unparalleled accuracy on the starting line.

Fleet legend and Regatta Chair Josh Wallace commented: “I am super excited for this year’s event. The weather looks to be ideal with 75-degrees and the breeze 10-15 out of the SW. This should provide for two days of solid racing. I am looking forward to seeing a lot of old friends and meeting the newcomers.”

Registration is scheduled for Friday (May 17). Saturday is opening day and with idealic weather conditions forecasted, teams can anticipate lots of racing. Champions for the open and Corinthian divisions will be crowned on Sunday amidst an atmosphere charged with excitement and deep-fleet camaraderie.

Sponsored by Quantum Sails, renowned for their commitment to pushing the boundaries of sailmaking, the Quantum Melges 24 Great Lakes Cup promises an unforgettable series — Midwest One-Design Spring Championship (May 18-19), Sarnia Regatta (June 22-23), Guardians of the Great Lakes Regatta (formerly the Grand Traverse Invite – August 17-18), and Fall Championship (October 5-6).

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