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Plug & Play. The Melges Way. Continuous Customer Service unlike anyone else in the industry. You get the racing experience, and Melges makes it easy.

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When you buy a Melges, you're not just getting a boat – You're getting a team.

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Preparations in Porto Cervo before the Melges 40 Grand Prix
Delivery of the Melges 20 Fleet to Croatia by Melges Europe Service Team
Igor Rytov & Russian Bogatyrs crowned Melges 20 European Champions

Simple, fun world-class racing at yachting's most celebrated venues. Corinthians and professionals alike. That's what the Melges 20 experience is all about.

New boats and great used boats are available now. Jump in and come race!

This past weekend, Igor Rytov and the Russian Bogatyrs were crowned Melges 20 European Champions. The Russian team holds a strong lead in the overall Melges 20 World League standings. With a brand new Melges 20, Rytov came into this season prepared to win.

In North America, Drew Freides and Pacific Yankee took the W at the Melges 20 Sail Newport Regatta. With this win, Freides successfully defended his control over the Melges World League North American standings, fending off the hungry Russian Bogatyrs. This event was the first of three in Newport this year.

The World Championship and US Nationals come to Newport, Rhode Island later this year. Boats from around the globe will be competing for these prestigious Melges Championships.

Melges invites you to join the racing. Reach out to so we can help you get in on the action.

US National Championship:

World Championship:


The 2018 Melges MC. Brand new from the Melges Headquarters in Zenda, Wisconsin USA.

A New Look. New Features. Coming to a regatta near you! Come see the 2018 Melges MC live at these events. Schedule a test sail or simply ask for more details.


MC Masters National Championship · July 20-23 · Cedar Lake, Wisconsin

Western Michigan Championship · August 1-5 · Crystal Lake, Michigan

Inland Championship · August 16-19 · Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Contact the Melges Team to get yours on the 2018 Production List today.

The Melges 24 fleet went west for the 2017 Melges 24 NorAm Championship in Cascade Locks, Oregon. It's not hard to envision the warm solid breeze of the Columbia River Gorge, its breathtaking scenery, and a race course world-renowned for its elevator-assisted beats followed by screaming 24-knot runs. Racing starts today. Results.

Just under two weeks until the Melges 24 World Championship in Helsinki, Finland! 59 teams from 15 countries and counting. Stay tuned for event coverage 
here . The Melges Team will be on site at the event supporting sailors. Email  us  if there's anything the Melges Team can help you with.
Cedar Lake Yacht Club shares their fleet building strategies

Wisconsin's Cedar Lake Yacht Club is in the heart of scow sailing. T he Melges Team sat down with Heidi Vollmar and Ed Eckert to learn more about CLYC's new growth and participation and how other ILYA yacht clubs can find this same success.

Cedar Lake Yacht Club's key? Creating a strong pathway for youth sailors. The boat of choice for CLYC is the Melges X Boat.

They chalk up the club's growth to three main factors: Learn-to-sail camps on X Boats, a rise in non-lake residents participating in the X Boat program, and active marketing for the club's family friendly atmosphere.

"CLYC owns five X Boats which we rent out for a season. This enables interested families to get involved in our program. Keeping all of our X Boats together on the club grounds creates a great social atmosphere for kids and parents alike."

CLYC has one day set aside for "X Boat Family and Friend Night," a non-scored night made for taking out non-member friends, a new crew possibility, or a family member to show them what sailing is all about.  New families can take out one of the club X Boats to practice steering.

"We introduce many kids to sailing on an X Boat instead of Optis. We find they like having another person on a team with them, and they feel more secure in the stability of the X."

Many of Cedar's established members sail and win with youth members on their boats. Not just on the home lake but also at national events. Paul Reilly just won the C Scow National Championship with young Austin Jaessing on the boat. "Sailing together helps the kids get to know the adults in the club. Sailing is a lifetime sport for families and friends to enjoy together!"
Photos by Onne van der Wal & Steve Bernstein's Power Play Action Images

Pat Hughes and the Melvin team were crowned A Scow National Champions. Alongside Hughes on M-21 was Harry Melges, Coye Harrett, Tony Jewett, Chris Jewett, Matt Ripkey and Mark ‘Doctor’ Christensen.

Minnetonka Yacht Club pulled out all the stops for the championship on Lighthouse Island and the surrounding waters of Lake Minnetonka. Twenty of these 38-foot yachts raced in the event. Melges A Scows are built in Zenda, Wisconsin USA. With six or seven crew, the A Scow is the fastest and largest of the Melges Scow family. Nothing compares to its century of heritage, delivering a combination of raw power, speed and performance unmatched in one-design sailing.

Top 5 Results: 

1 – Melvin, Patrick Hughes  M-21
2 – Eagle, Vincent Porter  I-1
3 – G Force, R.J. Porter  I-12
4 – Ajax, Mike Keefe  I-55
5 – MadCap, Tom Freytag  I-7
Results & Report


A full round of congratulations is in order for Tom Burton and the M-9 team, champions of the ILYA E Scow Invitational Regatta! Cygnet earned three race wins in the first three races.

Top 5 Results: 

1 – Tom Burton, Cygnet  M-9
2 – Augie Barkow, Wagon  V-37
3 – Eddie Cox, Marvin  W-66
4 – RJ Porter, Full Throttle  I-49
5 – Derek Packard, Port Approach  M-87

Full Results

Top Ten Powered by North Sails

Reach out to the North Sails Zenda team today!


Test sail the fun, simple new boat from Melges.  Join the Melges Team in Riva del Garda August 4-7.

Send us an email to book your spot now:

Melges World League Snapbacks are now available for purchase. $25 per hat. Limited supply.

Free UPS Ground Shipping in the continental U.S. for a limited time.

Contact the Melges Team today to place your order. Email Eddie or Andy at
(262) 275-1110





For more than 70 years, Melges has proudly delivered superior-built scows and sportboats around the world — New to the Melges family are the Melges 14 and Melges 40. Melges Performance Sailboats provides continuous customer service and product support unlike anyone else. Every Melges boat is signed, sealed, endorsed and delivered race ready by the best, for the best.
Inside Melges · Volume 07 · July 19, 2017 

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