Inside Melges. The March Issue.

 

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SPRING RUSH
Here’s a peek Inside the Melges shop in Zenda, Wisconsin, USA. New boats are going home to their new owners every day!
Thank you to all of our new boat customers!
REV YOUR ENGINES
Ready for an unconventional start to the E Scow season?
The first major event of the year will be the 2017 National Championship in Charleston, SC. Hurricane Irma forced a postponement for the Championship which was originally scheduled for September. Come to one of the best towns in America. Great location for some fantastic spring sailing.
Mark your calendars for this season’s E Scow highlights, and find more events on the Class Association website.
APRIL 26-29 2017 E Nationals, Charleston
MAY 18-20 Lake Geneva Spring E Championship
AUG 1-4 Western Michigan Championship
AUG 3-5 Eastern E Championship
AUG 16-19 ILYA Championship
SEPT 7-9 2018 E Nationals, Oshkosh
Ramp up your program for 2018! Reply to this email for pricing on new North Sails, authorized parts, and Melges Covers. New E Scow Whomper colors available!
MELGES RACING INTERVIEW
Meet the new U.S. Melges 24 Class Association President, Travis Weisleder.
In this interview, hear his thoughts on the Melges 24 Miami Tune-Up, what he likes about sailing Melges 24s, and what his favorite race day tunes are.
CATCHING FIRE
Each day the brand new Melges IC37 Class takes a big step forward. The first hull has been removed from its mold! See the latest Behind the Scenes photos.
“This new rocket is sure to catch fire in Canada’s Cup and one-design fleets” – Read Sailing Magazine’s Design Review here.
SPRING IS HERE FOR MELGES 20s
Winter has come to a close. Congratulations to Vladimir Prosikhin’s NIKA, the crowned champion of the 2017-2018 Melges 20 Miami Winter Series! Watch the highlight video here from the final event in the Series. Up next is a double-header in Charleston!
First event of the spring! The European Division of the Melges 20 World League trained together in preparation for the start of the season this past weekend on the beautiful Italian island of Ischia in the city of Forio. Congratulations to Krzysztof Krempec’s MAG TINY on winning this warm-up event. The first official event of the European Division is in the same location April 20-22.
U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Come to the inaugural Melges 14 National Championship in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin this June 15-17. Reply to this email for more information on new boats and regatta charters. Register Now.
MELGES RACING INTERVIEW
We are thankful to have Joshua Landers participate in our Melges Interview this month.
Josh helped launch the Melges 14 fleet at the Privateer Yacht Club in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and he’s one of the friendly faces you’ll see at Nationals. Hear what it’s like to sail with your six-year-old, about his experience with a Blue rig in a fleet of Golds, and what it was like to buy a Melges 14. Read the Melges Racing Interview here.
BLASTING AROUND THE BAY
The fleet headed to Sarasota, Florida for the Melges 14 Midwinter Championship. Three beautiful race days saw a 5–20 knot breeze, 25 boats in the fleet, and 80 degree weather. Next Up: Melges 14 Nationals in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. See the Midwinters Story and watch the highlight reel.
MELGES POWER WALKTHROUGH
Walk through the Melges Power 26 at the Miami International Boat Show with Poopdeck.
“I really like what they did with this boat. Something different than everyone else. Simple, clean, attractive, a little bit agressive. It has attitude, but it’s also gentle.”
NEW MELGES 32 JOINS THE RANKS
Welcome, Manfredo Toninelli, to the Melges 32 fleet! Hear from Mr. Toninelli in this Melges Racing Interview.
“The choice of the Melges 32 was not casual one. It took shape last year, after three seasons of ORC racing I was convinced once again, that the monotype is and remains the most fun and competitive boat when it comes to racing. After careful analysis of the market of the many monotype currently in circulation, the Melges 32 was first in terms of both pure speed and low running costs.”
WELCOME TO THE 2700s!
“I was really impressed with how stiff the new boat was in the waves. It felt really strong. When you get a new boat, that’s one of your biggest concerns, but I was very impressed with this one,” said Scott Slocum after racing his new 2018 Melges MC for the first time. “It’s kind of a combination of the old and the new. I think it’s the perfect combination. I really like it.”
Watch the video to see the new model of the Melges MC in action at the MC Midwinter Championship. Lots of excitement and momentum for the new model and redesign of the Melges MC. Time to up your game!
Inside Melges cover photo by Regatta Girl features Scott Harestad winning a race at the Midwinters in his new boat.
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