The Melges Team has been all around the world supporting sailors. Even when the team is not busy delivering Melges 20s to Croatia,  40s to Porto Cervo,  32s to Riva del Garda,  14s to California  and Melges Scows all across the United States,  our headquarters in Zenda, Wisconsin USA never slow down. As the latest run of boats has been coming through the shop, we’ve been evolving our building techniques with new technologies. It’s an exciting time to be sailing Melges boats!

Federico Michetti, President of Melges Europe
FIRST EVER MELGES 40 GRAND PRIX

The future has arrived. The brand new fleet's first ever warning signal was this past weekend in Porto Cervo at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. This was no normal event. It was the inauguration the Melges 40 class, starting a new chapter in sailing history.

“It’s sexy, fast and different,” describes Vasco Vascotto, tactician aboard Richard Goransson's INGA, “I believed in this project right away and the results we have witnessed here fully reflect everyone’s expectations. The boat is fun, and I am certain that it has a great future ahead of it.”

STIG, helmed by Alessandro Rombelli with Olympic Gold Medallist Jordi Calafat on tactics, was crowned champion of the first Melges 40 Grand Prix event. 

The Melges 40 will be the new benchmark by which all one-design boats and competition are measured.

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COX SIBLINGS WIN MC NATIONALS

Eddie and Kate Cox took the MC National Championship title in a brand new Melges MC Scow powered by the North Sails Z-Max.

It is the first MC Nationals win for the sibling duo from White Bear Yacht Club. They won three out of seven races. The title came down to the final race. Leading up to the final day’s one scheduled race, Cox was close at the heels of regatta leader Mark Tesar.  It was Cox vs Tesar in the final shootout. Cox set up on the starting line immediately to leeward of Tesar. Cox’s boat speed put his bow out, and just after the cannon the race was his to control. At the first windward mark he had a 30 second lead ahead of the next boat. Tesar was 18 boats behind. Cox led the race wire to wire. Full Results here.

Photos by Regatta Girl Photography and Gustavfoto / regattashots.com.

Special Discount for MC Sailors at the bottom of this newsletter.
PAUL REILLY DOMINATES C NATIONALS

Paul Reilly from Cedar Lake, Wisconsin dominated this year's C Scow National Championship. Reilly with crew Matt Pistay and Austin Jaessing showed superior speed and tactics through the six race series.

Okoboji Yacht Club hosted the fleet and put on quite a show with 50 boats in attendance.  

Paul Reilly is already a two-time Inland Champion in the Melges C Scow. Winning the National Championship gives him the privilege of flying the prestigious Gold C on his mainsail.

Congratulations Paul and Team A-14!
Russians Sweep the Podium at the Melges 20 World League Zadar, Croatia Edition with Alexander Ezhkov’s Pirogovo crowned Zadar Champion. Igor Rytov’s Russian Bogatyrs leads the overall Melges 20 World League followed by Vladimir Prosikhin’s NIKA. Achille Onorato's Mascalzone Latino dethroned Drew Freides's Pacific Yankee from the overall bronze spot.

Next, sailors will head to the Sail Newport regatta as the first of three events in Newport this year. Teams are gearing up for the Melges 20 World Championship at the New York Yacht Club in Newport, Rhode Island October 3-7 and the European Championship in Sibenik, Croatia July 12-15.
In Riva del Garda, Edoardo Lupi and Massimo Pessina's TORPYONE sailed to the top of the podium for the third event of the 2017 Melges 32 World League.

I n the overall standings, Torpyone is in third, winning the tiebreaker over Tavatuy (4th) and Vitimina Amerikana (5th). Atop the podium, Matteo Balestrero's Giogi (1st) holds on to a narrow lead over Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio's G-Spot (2nd). View  Melges 32 World League Results here

Next, teams will head to the European Championship in Sibenik, Croatia July 20-22.

It was one of those events you can never forget. Everyone left with the sense that they are early adopters of something big.

The new fleet’s coming of age.

Sailors came from as far as Australia for the Melges 14 Lake Geneva Challenge. In the fleet’s second major regatta, Harry Melges IV won overall with low points. Melges, Brian Porter, Vincent Porter and Jeff Wong each had race wins.

Results, Photos, Videos: bit.ly/2017M14Challenge

Time to upgrade to a modern, FAST singlehander. Try one out:  bit.ly/M14Demo

The A Scows are headed to Minnetonka Yacht Club this weekend for the 2017 Wixon Jewelers A Scow National Championship. Lighthouse Island and the surrounding waters of Lake Minnetonka will be an awesome battleground for the championship.

Stay tuned for A Nationals Updates from the Melges Team all weekend. Photos and Results delivered to your inbox. Click Update Profile at the bottom of this email to ensure you're receiving Melges A Scow updates.

Photo by Steve Bernstein, Power Play Action Images

SAILOR SPOTLIGHT: IGOR RYTOV

Igor Rytov holds a commanding lead over the Melges 20 World League fleet. In his new boat, the Russian Bogatyrs have averaged a 4th place finish over their five events in the 2017 Melges 20 World League.

Rytov earned a 3rd place finish at the Miami Winter Series second event, a 4th place at the Miami final event, a 6th in Porto Venere, a 4th in Scarlino, and a 3rd in Zadar. Cheers to Rytov!
MC PARTS PACK

Save $50 on the essential MC Parts
Only $107.75 when you order now

Never leave anything to chance. Always have the right equipment. There’s nothing worse than underperforming because of a breakdown.
 
Bundle and save. Order between June 21st and 30th to take advantage of the discounted bundle of the most commonly needed Melges MC official parts. Be prepared for anything with the MC Parts Pack. Email Andy & Eddie at  sales@melges.com to place your order. Simply reply to this email.
MC Parts Pack Includes:
1 Tack Slug  $15
10 feet of 5mm Spectra  $5.50
3 x 3/16 D-Shackles  $29.25
2 Rolls of Melges Rigging Tape  $16
5 Self-Starting Rings  $4.50
½ inch Boom Pin  $40
Forestay Shackle  $14.00
Stamaster Replacement Clip  $5
2 x Stamaster Nut and Bolt  $3.50
White Sail Repair Tape  $10
McLube HullKote Small Bottle  $15
 
$157.75 normally
Now $107.75
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ABOUT MELGES PERFORMANCE SAILBOATS
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Inside Melges · Volume 06 · June 21, 2017 

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