The 2017 Melges 24 racing schedule may be drawing to a close, but 2018 is already in motion with an awesome kickstarter Racing Clinic happening January 19-21 at Coconut Grove's famous Miami Shake-A-Leg sailing center. As many as 20-30 boats have already committed and are ready to soak up some valuable tuning time with big talent.

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Organized by Randy Draftz and his Regatta Management team, three days of racing and coaching activities are currently being planned with one main goal in mind — get the fleet back to just having fun as a group, and while we're at it, let's learn a thing or two about how to sail the Melges 24 better, faster, more effectively and with quicker results.

Both North Sails and Quantum Sails have agreed to provide coaching to teams during the racing, marketing efforts such as generating drone footage for more robust daily debriefs is in the works, and back by popular demand, TracTrac will be used at this event too. For those of you who attended the Worlds in Miami, you know all too well the benefits of this tool and the data collected can be huge for advancing the skill level of your team.

There's plenty more information to come on this event, but what is important is to get your team signed up today. Register Online and plan to join the U.S. Melges 24 fleet at what it hopes will become a staple event in its long listing of yearly, class supported events.

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In addition, be sure to check out the building 2018 U.S. Melges 24 Racing Calendar. Tons of events are on the horizon with registration open for: 
Davis Island Yacht Club Invitational
2018 St. Pete's NOOD
2018 Bacardi Miami Sailing Week
2018 Sperry Charleston Race Week