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95 Boats to Open 2024 Melges 15 Winter Series

JENSEN BEACH, FLORIDA — January 5, 2024 — The highly anticipated Melges 15 Winter Series is kicking off in spectacular fashion this weekend in Jensen Beach, FL, boasting an incredible record of 95 boats registered. Sailors from across the country are convening at the US Sailing Center of Martin County, to mark yet another milestone in the early history of the Melges 15 Class.

Photo Credit: Melges / Morgan Kinney -

The success of the Melges 15 Winter Series sets a high standard for one-design racing worldwide not only with its appeal and numbers but with the introduction of Vakaros’s RaceSense. RaceSense is a game-changing technology for race management with the ability to call the start with centimeter accuracy putting an end to general recalls, black flag starts, and protests.

This event is an opportunity for Vakaros to run its technology through the paces using RaceSense in its largest fleet to date.

“There are few platforms in sailing that allow for this type of racing with this size fleet: it’s an incredible test for RaceSense and a testament to the Melges 15 class’s forward thought to be here throughout the Winter Series,” commented Todd Wilson, Cofounder of Vakaros.

Teams that don’t already have Vakaros units will be supplied with demo units for the three-event series. The Vakaros team will be onsite for the events to run data-driven debriefs leveraging insights from the Atlas’s data logging.

Participants, ranging from early adopters to passionate newcomers, are gearing up for a weekend with big fleet action in the forecasted breeze.  

"We are thrilled to witness such an overwhelming response to this year’s Winter Series," said Eddie Cox, from Melges. "To see 95 boats registered for our first event of the year is a testament to how great the boat is. It truly underscores the dedication and passion of this Class."

Racing runs Saturday-Sunday, January 6-7 in Jensen Beach, FL. For more information on the Melges 15 Winter Series and upcoming events, visit melges15.com. Follow the racing on Clubspot at https://bit.ly/3s65Oiq.

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