Inside Melges · The October Issue

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MELGES IC37
MEMBERS ONLY WINS FIRST-EVER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
New York Yacht Club hosted a fleet of 20 boats for the inaugural Melges IC37 National Championship filled with three days of tight racing. Members Only led by Jay Cross, Ben Kinney, and Hannah Swett clamored their way to victory, winning the Championship. “The teamwork was great, our speed was great… It felt like we really pulled it together for the last regatta,” said Swett.
The summer may be over, but the Melges IC37 Winter Series heads to Fort Lauderdale, FL for the first event Nov. 22-24. Click here for the 2020 race schedule.
ANNAPOLIS SAILBOAT SHOW
The Melges Team is heading to the East Coast for the Annapolis Boat Show October 10-14. Visit with Harry Melges III, Andy Burdick, and Eddie Cox at land space #32.
The Melges 14 will be on display at the show. A fantastic boat to sail, a competitive boat to race. Save BIG on the display boat or $250 on new builds.
Interested in the new IC37? This is your chance to check it out at the Severn Sailing Association located only a mile from the show!
MELGES 24
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP KICKS OFF
The Melges 24 2019 World Championship kicked off today in Sardinia, ITA. Sixty-one boats representing 15 countries travelled to the world-renowned sailing venue.Day One took place in medium-light breeze allowing for three races.
MELGES 14
SOUTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP
It’s time to start flocking south for the Melges 14 Southern Championship on Lake Lanier, GA October 26-27. This will be the class’s final World League event of 2019. Read More…
MELGES 20
BRONTOLO RACING CROWNED EUROPEAN CHAMPION
The duel between Filippo Pacinotti’s Brontolo Racing and Igor Rytov’s Russian Bogatyrs for the 2019 title lasted the entire weekend. Marco Giannini’s Siderval was crowned Corinthian Champion.
MELGES 32
MEET WORLD LEAGUE CHAMPION: CAIPIRINHA
Martin Reintjes’ Caipirinha was named 2019 Melges 32 World League Champion on Sept. 28 in Barcelona. “We think we have hit one of the targets we set ourselves at the beginning of the season,” said Reinties. “But now we have to stay absolutely on the ground because… we are already entering the atmosphere of the World Championship in Valencia, which is obviously the target of all our opponents and for which we will try once again to give everything.” Read More…
THE ROAD TO WORLDS
The final Melges 32 showdown will take place in world-renowned sailing hub, Valencia, ESP Oct. 24-27. Sixteen teams are currently registered for the event including 2017/18 Champion TAVATUY.
MELGES E SCOW
2019 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Congratulations to Brian Porter’s Full Throttle on winning the 2019 E Scow Nationals held September 6-8 in Muskegon, MI. In a fleet of 78 boats, Porter finished with 23 points over the course of seven races.
54TH BLUE CHIP
Malcolm Page, Chief of US Olympic Sailing and two-time Olympic gold medalist, regaled the fleet with his presence as the 2019 Mystery Guest. Page joined the ranks of Andrew Campbell as the only Mystery Guest to win the event. Page was assisted by scow experts Jim Campbell, Harry Melges, and Finn Rowe.
MELGES C SCOW
2019 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
The stage is set for the C Scow World Championship on Lake Delavan, WI Oct. 12-13. The annual fall regatta marks the class’s final event of 2019.
MELGES BRINGS NEW TALENT ONBOARD
MARKETING DIRECTOR – MORGAN KINNEY
Welcome to the newest member of our team – Morgan Kinney. Coming from Chicago, Morgan brings a decade of experience in sailing media and communications spanning from a number of world championships to the Race to Mackinac, and, most recently, Race to Alaska.
NORTH SAILS ZENDA
IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SAVE!
North Sails Zenda can still offer you a great savings on your new sails for 2020. The time to freshen up and save is NOW. We have a special savings of 13% off if you order by day’s end on October 31. Please contact sales@melges.com or connect directly with:
Jim Gluek jim@melges.com
Andy Burdick andy@melges.com
Harry Melges harry@melges.com
MELGES APPAREL
BUNDLE UP FOR FALL
Class-specific and team gear available at the Melges Apparel shop: www.melgesapparel.com