70 MC Teams Prep For National Championship at Augusta
24 September 2014
Article courtesy of Eric Hood — As I write I am watching 35 of 70 MC Scow teams entered for this years National Championship racing in a great 15 mph NE breeze here in Augusta, Georgia. Regatta Chairman Jeff Annis has a team of 75 volunteers a great ratio of 1 volunteer per team racing. Wind and weather for the next three days of this championship are looking great.
I personally had a blast today just going upwind on some long practice beats with current National Champion Kenny Wolfe and his crew Virginia Hannan. Also, seeing old friend and Melges 32 World Champ Scott “Chuck” Norris. Had my hands full but it was fun. Check out some of the top guns at this years event. Jeremy Pape, Bill Draheim, Kenny Wolfe, Ron Baerwitz, Ted Keller, Matt Fisher, Zack Clayton, John Potter, Lenny Krawcheck and the list just goes on and on. Looking at the list I see 15 teams that could easily win this championship, I see 30 teams that could win a race. It will be a tough 7 race format and fantastic racing from 1st to 70th.
Should have some great drone coverage. Immediate results will be posted at the Augusta Sailing Club Website and shortly after racing in the evenings both Melges Performance Sailboats and the Melges MC Scow Class Website should have results up.