Melges Scow Racing And The Early Season MC Report
12 January 2010
The scow scene is hot and shaping up for the 2010 season. Melges has many boats on order for each class. Largest production number to date: Melges E scows lead the way! Thanks to a well organized class and the exciting new asymmetrical rig – this class is on the upswing big time!
From the Melges X to the Melges C, there are healthy new boat numbers. One exciting fact is that the Melges 17 has a strong build order with many new faces coming into the scow sailing scene. Michigan and Indiana are leading the way in orders and we see a lot of new Melges 17 prospects in these areas. Traditional scow beds such as Minnetonka, Lake Geneva and Pewaukee already have nice fleets and will grow in number for 2010.
Who will race first? The MC Midwinter Championship takes place in March 2010. This regatta has become a must stop on the MC racing circuit. You can plan on over 70 boats each year and rumors have it we will be over 80 this year. Why is this event so popular?
1. A great time of year to thaw out and race scows at a really fun venue.
2. Lake Eustis is a fantastic scow racing lake.
3. The hospitality by the Lake Eustis Sailing Club and their members is incredible.
4. They put on a SHOW and the racing is really well organized. You can always view the entry list at the official class website.
Zenda University is a 2 day MC clinic run just prior to the MC Midwinter Championship. This is a fantastic “feeder event“ to the Midwinter Championship. Two days of top notch coaching by Melges Experts. There is a limit to 20 boats in order to ensure personal coaching and attention. Sold out for 2010 – plan on 2011 now!
2010 scow racing appears to be strong! Everything comes to a head in August as Lake Geneva hosts the Big Inland Championship. Be there!