Inside Melges · The December Issue

MELGES IC37
WINTER SERIES KICKS OFF
The Melges IC37 Class kicked off its inaugural Winter Series event with the Fall Cup hosted by Lauderdale Yacht Club November 22-24. Florida pulled out all the stops to challenge the sailors for the event with a rolling sea state, oscillating breeze and winds varying from 6 to 25 knots.
The hard-fought event was won by Bill Ruh’s Pacific Yankee from California. The team had a meager two-point advantage over Midnight Blue going into the final day, but managed to extend their lead by seven points winning the final two races of the event. READ MORE…

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Lauderdale Cup
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
January 24-26, 2020
MELGES 14
SAVE THE DATE: MELGES 14 NATIONALS
Start planning for the Melges 14 Nationals held on Lake Geneva, Wisconsin July 10-12, 2020. The iconic location will stage the second running of the event. New boats and charters are available. Contact Eddie Cox at eddie@melges.com.
INTRODUCING WEST COAST CHAMPIONSHIP
We’re proud to announce the opening of the West Coast Championship held on California’s San Francisco Bay September 25-27, 2020.
MELGES 32
WINTER SERIES
Join the nine Melges 32s that have already registered for the Winter Series In Tampa, Florida. Davis Island Yacht Club is hosting events in January, February, and March.
MELGES 24
SAVE THE DATE: MELGES 24 WORLDS
Registration is now open for the Melges 24 World Championship May 1-9, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina. The 5-day regatta is predicted to be one of the most well-attended Championships in recent Melges 24 Class history. READ MORE…
WINTER SERIES
Temperature dropping? Time to head south for the first of three Winter Series events! The party starts December 13-15. There’s no better way to shift the team into high gear than against some of the Class’ toughest competition.
MELGES 20
WINTER SERIES
Put your game face on and get ready to soak in the sunshine at the Winter Series in Miami, FL! Will your team be joining the action? The Melges Team will be at the first event December 13-15 sending out updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
MELGES MC SCOW
SAILOR PROFILE: DAVID VAN CLEEF
Regattas with more than a hundred boats on the line may sound intimidating for some, but that’s just what David Van Cleef was looking for. READ MORE…
MELGES PRO CORNER
NAIL THE START: TIPS & TOOLS TO PING THE LINE
If you sail in a class that allows you to “ping” the starting line, then you have probably fallen into the trap of doing so incorrectly. Use the following tips to give you a competitive edge on your next start. READ MORE…
NORTH SAILS ZENDA
SAVE 7% ON NEW SAILS*
This is the last chance of the year to save on new sails. North Sails Zenda can still offer you a great savings on new sails. Receive 7% off orders through December 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
*IC37 sails excluded.
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