Melges 20 Class Adopts Vakaros RaceSense as Official Race Management Technology

The Melges 20 Class Association is thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with Vakaros, a leading provider of cutting-edge sailing technology. This collaboration is set to bring a new level of innovation and performance to the Melges 20 fleet, elevating the class's racing experience to new heights for its upcoming Miami Winter Series and World Championship.

Vakaros, a company renowned for its state-of-the-art sailing instruments and technology solutions, has joined forces with the Melges 20 Class Association to provide sailors with the tools they need to enhance their performance on the water. This partnership reflects the commitment of both organizations to pushing the boundaries of excellence in racing.

Vakaros's RaceSense technology is set to revolutionize the way Melges 20 sailors approach racing. This state-of-the-art technology provides real-time, on-board data analysis, allowing sailors to make informed decisions during races. What makes it truly game-changing is the data-sharing feature that enables teams to effortlessly exchange insights and strategies. New teams entering the Melges 20 class will find this invaluable, as it significantly shortens the learning curve and levels the playing field. With this innovation, even less-experienced crews can quickly get up to speed and compete at a high level, enhancing the fun, fairness, and efficiency of racing. The class coach will feature the onboard data at post-race debriefs, providing a unique opportunity for teams to learn from each other and continuously improve their performance. This data-driven approach promises to create a more inclusive and competitive racing environment for all Melges 20 sailors, ultimately making the class even more appealing to newcomers and veterans alike.

"We are absolutely delighted to partner with Vakaros, a company that shares our passion for innovation and excellence in sailing," said Keiran Searle, Manager of the US Melges 20 Class Association. "The addition of Vakaros's cutting-edge technology to our class will provide our sailors with a significant improvement. We believe that this partnership will be a game-changer for our class, attracting more sailors and elevating the level of competition."

Vakaros is equally enthusiastic about this collaboration. "Partnering with the Melges 20 Class Association is a significant step for Vakaros," said Vakaros Founder Todd Wilson. "We are dedicated to delivering top-tier sailing instruments and technology, and working with the Melges 20 class is a perfect opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities of our products. We look forward to a successful and exciting partnership."

The Melges 20 Class Association and Vakaros share a vision of advancing the sport of sailing through innovation, technology, and competition. The partnership promises to open new horizons for Melges 20 sailors and further strengthen the class's reputation as a premier one-design racing fleet.