Monroe Melges Leads 2014 Melges 17 National Championship
8 August 2014
The first day of racing at the 2014 Melges 17 U.S. National Championship, hosted by Gull Lake Country Club was nothing short of exciting with Monroe Melges at the helm of Zenda Express taking the overall lead with a 1-1-3 daily scorecard. Closing in fast is recently crowned Melges 17 W.M.Y.A. Champion Tom Munroe on USA-11, three points behind. Sean Fidler on Ludicrous Speed is seated third.
The racing conditions were fantastic with a nice 6-12 knots out of the Northeast with 20 degree shifts all day. At the ripe age of ten, Monroe sailed an almost flawless day. Can you say impressive! Way to go Monroe!
More racing continues on Saturday, August 9 with a breeze forecast of 8-12 — at least two more races tomorrow! The fun begins at 10:30 a.m.!