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Story Contributors: Giulio Desiderato, Maurice O’Connell

LET’S TALK MELGES 24

Upwind Trim with Special Guest Mike Buckley

Melges 24 World Champion Maurice “Prof” O’Connell (North Sails Ireland) hosts Melges 24 experts John Bowden (North Sails USA), Giulio Desiderato (North Sail Italy) and special guest Mike Buckley (“Monsoon” tactician and Stars & Stripes CEO) to talk how about how to make the Melges 24 go FAST upwind across the wind range.

3:30 – Upwind roles on the Melges 24
9:15 – Light air upwind trim on the Melges 24
23:12 – Medium air upwind trim on the Melges 24
44:45 – Heavy air upwind trim on the Melges 24

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Story Contributors

Let’s Talk Melges 24 | Upwind Trim headshot
Giulio Desiderato

One Design Expert — Carasco, Italy

Giulio started working for NS in 2015. He graduated in Economics and Commerce and then competed for several years in the 470, participating in three Olympic campaigns.He won the Italian title twice and earned a spot on the podium three...

Let’s Talk Melges 24 | Upwind Trim headshot
Maurice O’Connell

One Design Expert, Sail Expert — Myrtleville, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland Maurice "Prof" O'Connell is a man of many talents who can be found helming an Offshore Race Boat in the RORC Caribbean 600 or sailing a Mirror Dinghy in Cork Harbor with his children. “Prof” as he is...