March Madness for MC Scows
16 March 2017
Primetime Scow Season is Approaching
The scow sailing season is about to kick into full gear! The MC Scow class has been busy all winter – The MC Triple Crown series came to a close this past weekend with the MC Midwinter Festival at Lake Eustis Sailing Club in Florida. Midwinters kicked off with Zenda University, a two-day clinic and instructional regatta from Melges Performance Sailboats. This year’s Zenda University incorporated lots of video training; instructors recorded the fleet on the water and used the footage as a learning tool in the classroom. Everyone finished the event with a smile on their face, new tricks up their sleeve, and of course some new Melges merchandise.
All of the coaches and most Zenda U students sailed the MC Midwinter Championship the following three days at the same location. Sailors were treated to an excellent regatta at Lake Eustis Sailing Club. As the culmination of the MC Triple Crown Series, the event saw 60+ boats hit the starting line. The Melges Team was on site supporting sailors throughout the event, answering questions, providing spare parts, and swapping stories from the races. Despite no wind and no races on Thursday, we had beautiful, warm, sailable conditions on Friday and Saturday. Even the Mayor of Eustis came out to watch the races. With a wide range of wind conditions from light to heavy, five full races were completed Friday and Saturday. All in all, everyone walked away happy to be an MC sailor after a great Midwinters week in Florida.
Melges is producing new 2017 Melges MC Scows right now. If you’re in the area, stop by to see the new boats in production. There are new MCs available for spring pickup — It’s a great time to get into this hot one-design fleet. New boats and new North Sails are all available.
Melges is geared up & ready for the 2017 sailing season with new trailers, new sails, new Melges MCs, new covers, and more MC accessories. The Melges Team is ready to help. Check out melges.com or give us a call at (262) 275-1110.
Look forward to 2018’s MC Midwinter Festival with Melges Zenda University March 6-7 and the MC Midwinter Championship March 8-10, 2018.