Young Harry Melges IV Puts on A Show at 2014 Melges E Scow Blue Chip Regatta
21 September 2014
With the close of Saturday's racing in Pewaukee, five races are now complete at the 2014 Blue Chip regatta and 13-year old Harry Melges IV has a perfect score of 5 points.
This kind of performance is almost unheard of at at the Blue Chip Regatta and although we don't have official race results from the past, it is almost certain that Bill Allen is the only person to have won five races and that was surely more than 20 years ago!
We are seeing something from this very special young skipper. View Sean Fidler's very cool Aerial Video from Day 1 and this will give you a glimpse of what we'll be looking at in the Day-2 videos. H4 as he is affectionately referred to, has been driving both up and downwind at full speed.
Day Two was another epic Blue Chip day of racing with winds in the 20's - and the usual gusty shifty difficult to handle puffs.
As for mystery guest Jimmy Spithill, he has now completed the E Scow experience, one we were all hoping he would be able to avoid — a turtle in the 5th race. The large spectator fleet is clearly rooting for him and he has been responding with some great finishes against some of the very best sailors in the class.
TOP FIVE RESULTS (After 5 Races)
1.) Harry Melges IV, I-1; 1-1-1-1-1 = 5
2.) Brian Porter, I-49; 7-4-2-2-2 = 17
3.) Vincent Porter, I-2; 5-2-4-4-5 = 20
4.) Augie Barkow, V-37; 2-14-3-3-4 = 26
5.) Tom Burton, M-9; 4-5-8-5-15 = 37
View Full Results
View Official E Scow Blue Chip Website
View Sean Fidler's Aerial Video (Day 1)
View Petey Crawford's Aerial Video (Day 1)