2009 News Archive

Dec 22

Happy Holidays from the Melges Team!

Dec 16

ISAF Sailor Classification Code Updated With Group 2 To Be Eliminated

Dec 15

A World Wide Audi Melges 20

Dec 15

Audi Melges 20 Event Features Many ILYA Sailors - Ecklund wins

Dec 14

2010 Charleston Race Week, April 8-11, Registration Now Open

Dec 14

Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Event No. 1 : Photos

Dec 14

Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Event No. 1 : Video

Dec 14

Ecklund Wins Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Event No. 1

Dec 12

Ecklund Delivers 1-1-1-1 Score To Lead Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Event No. 1

Dec 12

Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Event No. 1 : Photo Gallery

Dec 10

Audi Melges 20 Winter Series Event No. 1 Kicks Off In Miami

Dec 7

Jabin Fills His Gold Cup With Victory In Ft. Lauderdale

Dec 7

European Melges 32 Fleet : 2010 Melges 32 Audi Sailing Series

Dec 7

Meadows Overtakes Lovell At The Melges 32 Gold Cup

Dec 7

Lovell Takes The Gold Cup Lead

Dec 7

Media Push, More Melges 32

Dec 1

Melges Gear Makes For Great Holiday Gifts!

Dec 1

Melges Specials — Great Deals On Melges Certified Pre-Owned Boats!

Dec 1

From Savona to Marina di Ravenna, The Audi Melges 20 Gets People Talking

Nov 24

Melges 32 Gold Rush

Nov 18

Audi Melges 20 Tune-Up: A Good First One

Nov 14

Time Is Running Out— Early Registration For Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Ends November 15

Nov 13

Register Now, Save Big, Race Fast At The Inaugural 2010 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series

Nov 10

Event No. 3 Of the 2009 Melges 24 Volvo Winter Cup In Torbole Concludes

Nov 3

Overall Roundup: Chris Larson Takes Overall Victory And Bruce Ayres Claims Corinthian Title At The Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis 2009 Melges 24 World Championship

Nov 2

Larson Holds His Nerve To Take The Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis 2009 Melges 24 World Championship

Nov 2

Two Bullets For Favini But Larson Tightens Grip On The Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Melges 24 World Championship

Nov 2

Audi Melges 20 — 3Menda Wins The 35th Edition of the Winter Interlake Championship

Nov 1

1-2-3 Go! Presenting The Inaugural 2010 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series

Oct 30

Larson Makes Sense Of Drifting Conditions To Regain The Lead At The Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Melges 24 World Championship

Oct 29

Italy's Gabrio Zandona Edges Chris Larson Into Second Place After A Light Airs Day Three At The Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Melges 24 World Championship

Oct 28

Good Day For The Italians But Larson Extends His Lead At The Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Melges 24 World Championship

Oct 27

Local Knowledge Sees Chris Larson Top The Leader Board Of Day One At The Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Melges 24 World Championship

Oct 25

Melges 24 Fleet Assembles On Eve Of 2009 Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Melges 24 World Championship

Oct 25

Event No. 2 Of the 2009 Melges 24 Volvo Winter Cup In Torbole Concludes

Oct 24

Melges 24 Teams Roll Into Town For Sheehy Lexus Of Annapolis World Championship

Oct 24

Uka Uka Racing Are Ready To Defend The 2009 Melges 24 World Championship Title

Oct 24

Melges Europe Making The Rounds — Weekend Via Dell’Invernale Torbole

Oct 19

Sportsmanship at its Best - Six and Rogers Two ILYA Sailors Recognized by US Sailing

Oct 19

New Melges 17 Fleets Are Forming In Indiana and Michigan

Oct 12

La Sirena Della Barcolana Attira Anche i Melges 32 and Audi Melges 20

Oct 12

Attention US Sailing Members - Remember to Vote!

Oct 11

2009 Halloween Regatta A Howling Good Time For 48 MC Scows

Oct 6

Audi Supports Melges 32 and Audi Melges 20 At 2009 Genoa International Boat Show

Oct 1

Indianapolis M17 Regatta and Demo

Sep 27

Audi Melges 32 Worlds Gets Bliksemed

Sep 27

Joe Fly and Uka Uka Racing Share the Podium at the Audi Melges 32 World Championship

Sep 27

Bliksem (USA) Takes Melges 32 World Title

Sep 27

2009 MC Blue Chip Championship Final Report

Sep 27

The 2009 Blue Chip Regatta Trophy Goes to Vincent Porter, Rogers Wins the Final Race

Sep 26

Sam Rogers Withdraws from Races 2 & 3 of the E Scow Blue Chip Regatta

Sep 26

Sam Rogers and Team Take the Lead at E Scow Blue Chip Regatta

Sep 26

Taselaar Overtakes Recchi For Audi Melges 32 World Championship Lead

Sep 26

Bliksem (USA) Takes Lead at Melges 32 Worlds

Sep 25

Team 93 (ITA) and Bliksem (USA) Lead at Melges 32 Worlds

Sep 25

Third Day Of Racing Leaves Recchi Still Atop The Audi Melges 32 Worlds

Sep 25

Vincent Porter Leading After 3 Races at Day 1 of the 2009 Blue Chip Regatta

Sep 24

Recchi Still Leads, Taselaar Takes The Only Win Of The Day At Audi Melges 32 Worlds

Sep 24

Team 93 Holds Lead, Bliksem Moves to Second

Sep 23

Recchi In Charge At Audi Melges 32 World Championship

Sep 23

Team 93 are Out in Front at the Audi Melges 32 World Championship

Sep 23

Melges 24 Worlds - Larson Prepares As Pusser's Rum Confirm Sponsorship

Sep 22

2009 Melges 24 World Championship - Initial Entry Deadline 23 September

Sep 22

Key West and Miami - 2010

Sep 22

Cleared For Launch In Porto Cervo At Audi Melges 32 World Championship

Sep 22

Audi Melges 32 World Championship Starts Tomorrow in Porto Cervo

Sep 21

2009 Audi Melges 32 World Championship Preview

Sep 21

Predictions on the Winner are Impossible at the First Audi Melges 32 World Championship

Sep 21

Brave New Worlds

Sep 21

The Melges Dynasty: Part Two

Sep 20

Final Day - 2009 MC National Championship

Sep 20

Mefisto Takes Victory in the Final Leg of the Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series

Sep 20

Giallongo Named 2009 Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series Champion, Dominici Wins Final Showdown in Porto Cervo

Sep 19

Mefisto Leads in Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series

Sep 19

Luca Dominici Takes Charge Of Audi Melges 20 Fleet In Porto Cervo

Sep 18

Final 2009 Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series Event Declared Open

Sep 17

Day 1 at the MC National Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Sep 16

2009 MC Scow National Championship Gears Up!

Sep 15

ILYA Announces Tentative 2010 Big Champs Schedule

Sep 13

Lovell Named 2009 Melges 32 U.S. National Champion, Kahn Rules The Bay Tour

Sep 13

Burton Wins 2009 E-Scow National Championships

Sep 12

A Lovell Kind Of Day

Sep 12

Twilight Racing At 2009 E Scow Nationals

Sep 11

Lovell Hangs On To Lead U.S. Nationals, Rolex Big Boat Series

Sep 10

Spectacular Day Of Melges 32 Racing Unfolds In San Francisco

Sep 10

E Scow National Championships in Oshkosh WI, Day 1

Sep 9

Coral Reef Sailing Apparel & Gill Ensure Melges 24 World Championship Teams Are Dressed For Speed

Sep 8

Jesberg Wins 2009 Melges 32 North American Championship

Sep 7

Viva la Melges 32 North Americans!

Sep 6

2009 Melges 32 North American Championship Underway With Kilroy In The Lead

Sep 5

2010 Melges 32 U.S.A. Sailing Series Announced

Sep 4

Entry Deadlines Approaching For 2009 Melges 24 World Championship

Sep 4

2009 Melges 32 North American Championship Kicks Off This Weekend At Sausalito Yacht Club, September 5-7

Sep 1

Fall Savings In Effect, Buy Now!

Sep 1

2009 Melges 24 European Championship - Final Round Up Report

Aug 31

Cool Melges 17 U.S. National Championship Photos Now Online

Aug 31

Melges 17 US National Champion Crowned, Larry Brand Memorial Trophy Awarded

Aug 30

Sean Fidler Is 2009 Melges 17 U.S. National Champion!

Aug 30

2009 Melges 17 Nationals Turns Up The Heat - Four Races With Ideal Wind

Aug 28

Afternoon Delight At The Melges 17 Nationals, Dow Takes The Lead

Aug 28

Day One At The 2009 Melges 17 U.S. Nationals A Smash Hit

Aug 28

Three Way Match Race Decides European Championship In Hyeres

Aug 26

UKA UKA Racing Stamp Their Authority On Europeans Fleet In Hyeres

Aug 25

Relentless Consistency Sees Alina Rise To The Top In Hyeres

Aug 24

Two Bullets Gives Uka Uka Racing The Lead At Europeans In Hyeres

Aug 23

Eric Wynsma Wins Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship

Aug 23

Fleet Assembles On Eve Of 2009 Melges 24 European Championship In Hyeres

Aug 22

Big Rides, Great Sailing At Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship 2009, Supported By Official Footwear Sponsor Sebago

Aug 21

First Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship Taking Shape, 2010 USA Sailing Series Announced

Aug 20

International Stage Is Set For Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals 2009

Aug 20

Green Lake Says Goodbye

Aug 18

Get Ready To Rumble — Special Training Ops Forthcoming In Annapolis

Aug 18

Register For The E Scow National Championship Regatta Prior To The End Of August

Aug 16

Tom Burton Wins the 2009 E Scow Championship

Aug 16

Tim Krech Wins the 2009 ILYA C Scow Championships

Aug 13

Getcha Scow Groove On With Sailgroove's Live Coverage Of The Inland Championship!

Aug 13

Crew Declarations For The Audi Melges 32 World Championship Due ASAP

Aug 11

McNeil, Harrett, Keller Line The W.Y.M.A. Regatta Winners Podium

Aug 10

A Change Of Address — The Audi Melges 20 Is On The Move

Aug 10

Eddie Cox Wins 2009 X Boat Blue Chip

Aug 9

Day Two At W.M.Y.A. With Coye Harrett

Aug 9

Register Today For 2009 NCESA National Championship To Avoid Late Fee

Aug 4

The Melges 32 E-News For August Is Now Available!

Aug 1

Pewaukee Yacht Club Host Melges 17 Clinic

Aug 1

The Melges Dynasty: From Inland Lakes to International Success

Jul 30

Entry Deadline Approaches As Teams Prepare For 2009 Melges 24 European Championship

Jul 28

Early Entry Incentive Ends July 31, Special Invitation To Eastport Yacht Club Cocktail Fundraiser To Be Held For The Melges 24 Worlds

Jul 27

2009 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship NOR And Entry Form Now Available

Jul 27

ILYA X Boat Championship - Finals

Jul 26

Derek Packard Wins 2009 I.L.Y.A. Melges 17 Championship

Jul 25

ILYA X Boat Championship - Day 2

Jul 24

ILYA X Boat Championship - Day 1

Jul 23

Gull Lake Kicks Off The 70th I.L.Y.A. X Boat Championship With 100 X Boats

Jul 20

Kate Klement And Teresa Westin Take The WYA X Boat Regatta — 67 X Boats Awesome!

Jul 20

Krechs Win Going Away For C Scow Invitational At Minnetonka

Jul 19

Carlo Alberini Crowned Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series 2009 Champion, Taselaar Wins Final Event In Cagliari

Jul 17

Taselaar's 'Bliksem' Steps Up For The Lead In Cagliari, Recchi On 'Team 93' Now Out Front In The Audi Sailing Series

Jul 16

The Final Three Days : Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series

Jul 15

Augie Barkow 2009 E I.L.Y.A. Invite Champion

Jul 13

Augie Barkow Wins E Scow I.L.Y.A. Invitational

Jul 13

Steve Everest Wins The 2009 MC Invitational Regatta

Jul 12

An Impressive Fourth Consecutive Win For Benedetto Giallongo At Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series 2009

Jul 12

NOR Now Available For The 2009 Melges 17 U.S. National Championship, August 28-30

Jul 11

I.L.Y.A. E Scow Invitational At Pewaukee - Day 2

Jul 11

Dan Fink Takes Over The Lead At The 2009 MC Scow Invitational

Jul 11

I.L.Y.A. E Scow Invitational At Pewaukee - Day 1

Jul 11

Giallongo Refuses To Cede After First Day Of Cagliari Competition

Jul 10

Steve Everest Leads After One Day Of Racing At The 2009 MC Scow Invitational

Jul 10

Giallongo Ready To Roll The Dice For Fourth Win In Cagliari

Jul 10

Early Entry Incentive In Effect For 2009 Melges 24 World Championship, 23-31 October In Annapolis

Jul 10

Audi Melges 32 World Championship NOR Now Available

Jul 9

The 2009 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship Rescheduled To Coincide With Rolex Big Boat Series, September 10-13

Jun 23

I.L.Y.A. Melges 17 Championship : Upcoming Deadlines For Ordering Gear

Jun 23

Minnesota Hosts Inaugural X Invitational

Jun 22

Congratulations To Augie Barkow! 2009 C Scow National Champion

Jun 21

Barkow And Keck Battle For C Scow National Title

Jun 21

The One And Only Value Team Wins Malcesine

Jun 20

Luca Domenici In The Overall Lead in Malcesine

Jun 19

2009 C Scow National Championship Kicks Off In Pewaukee Today!

Jun 19

2009 Audi Melges 20 Malcesine Edition : Hunting The Fugitive

Jun 18

Notice Of Race And Entry Form Now Available For The 2009 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship, July 24-26

Jun 16

Congratulations To Mike Dow — 2009 Melges 17 Blue Water Regatta Champion!

Jun 15

20% Off & Free Shipping For Select Melges Gear Thru June 15

Jun 14

Brian Porter Wins Three-Way, First Place Tie-Breaker To Take The 2009 Autonet Mobile Melges 24 U.S. National Championship, Ayres Named Top Corinthian

Jun 13

Porter Takes Over The Lead In San Francisco

Jun 12

Bruce Ayres Takes Charge Of The 2009 Autonet Mobile Melges 24 Nationals

Jun 11

High Quality Fleet Ushers In The 2009 Autonet Mobile Melges 24 U.S. National Championship

Jun 8

The American 'Bliksem' Victorious In Scarlino

Jun 6

Bliksem? Unstoppable In Scarlino?

Jun 5

Pieter Taselaar's 'Bliksem' Issues A Wake-Up Call To The European Melges 32 Fleet In Scarlino

Jun 4

The Melges Scow Report - Summer Time Is Awesome On The All New Melges MC Scow

Jun 4

Special Sailing Anarchy Interview: Audi Melges 20 Detroit NOOD Champ Eric Wynsma, And Fellow Competitor Chuck Holzman

Jun 1

Eric Hood Wins 2009 Orlando Web MC Scow Regatta

May 31

Giallongo Also Wins Scarlino

May 27

North Sails Zenda And Jim Gluek Join Forces

May 27

Sailing Enthusiasts Enjoy The Audi Melges 20 Worldwide — Don't Miss Demo Opportunities, Duels In Detroit And Scarlino

May 27

The Melges 32 Races West

May 25

2009 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series, Event No. 3 : Very Important Competitor Information

May 24

Photos Available: Demo Day Concludes For The Melges 20 At The Bayerischer Yacht Club

May 23

Spring & Summer Deliver HOT Audi Melges 20 Demo Days — Worldwide

May 19

Congratulations To Joe Williams — 2009 Seattle NOOD Audi Melges 20 Division Champion!

May 17

Jim Swartz Wins 2009 Melges 32 East Coast Championship

May 17

2009 MC Scow Spring Shakedown Regatta

May 16

Jim Swartz Still Out Front At The 2009 Melges 32 East Coast Championship

May 15

Special Spring Time Pricing Offer On The 2009 Melges MC Scow - Get Yours Today!

May 15

Light And Tricky Conditions Place Swartz's 'Q' In Charge At 2009 Melges 32 East Coast Championship

May 12

Porter Wins 2009 Melges 17 Spring Championship

May 12

International Melges 32 Class Prepares For The 2009 East Coast Championship

May 10

Vincent Porter Wins The 2009 Melges 17 Spring Championship

May 10

Wiggins Leading The 2009 Melges 17 Spring Championship

May 8

Roberto Pardini Commands The Melges 32 Fleet In Lerici After One Day Of Racing

May 8

2009 Great Lakes Gold Cup Series Encompasses Three Major Midwest Melges 32 Events

May 7

Register Online For 2009 I.L.Y.A. X Championship

May 5

Benedetto Giallango Hangs On To Win The Debut Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series Event In Lerici

May 4

Ted Keller Wins 2009 Cowtown Melges MC Scow Classic

May 4

2009 MC Scow North American Regatta A Great Success!

May 3

Giallongo's 'Value Team' Leads After First Day Of Racing In Lerici

May 2

It's The Audi Melges 20s Turn In Lerici At The 2009 Audi Sailing Series, Event No. 1

Apr 28

Spring Savings Now In Effect — FREE SHIPPING With Your Online Order!

Apr 28

2009 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series, Event No. 2 : Very Important Competitor Information

Apr 28

Register Today To Participate At The 2009 Melges 32 North Sails Speed Clinic

Apr 28

Race Documents Now Available For The Very First Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series Event

Apr 27

Showdown In Nappy Town, Santini's Uka Uka Racing Wins Annapolis NOOD

Apr 22

2009 Verve Cup NOR Now Online

Apr 21

Hollerbach Named Audi Melges 20 Champion In Charleston

Apr 18

All Things Change At Melges 32 Audi Sailing Series In The Name Of Uka Uka Racing

Apr 17

Alberini's 'Calvi Network' Takes Control After First Day Of Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series

Apr 16

Largest Melges 32 European Fleet Ever Gathers For Audi Sailing Series Event No. 1 In Malcesine

Apr 16

The Audi Melges 20 Makes Its Racing Debut In The USA

Apr 15

Melges 32 Audi Sailing Series 2009: The Numbers Assigned To Tender

Apr 13

Modernizing The Melges MC Scow

Apr 8

Audi Melges 20 Helmsman Applications Due, Monday April 20

Apr 8

NOR & Online Registration Now Available For The 2009 Melges 32 East Coast Championship

Apr 8

Autonet Mobile Named Title Sponsor For 2009 Melges 24 U.S. National Championship, NOR Now Available

Apr 8

The Audi Melges 20 Takes Two New Deliveries To Seattle

Apr 6

Melges Performance Sailboats Strengthens Product Support and Customer Service Team With Four New Agents

Mar 31

North Sails Win The 2009 Melges MC Scow Midwinter Championship, Rob Terry Named Champion!

Mar 31

2009 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series, Event No. 1, April 17-19 Crew Lists Now Online

Mar 30

Video Of The Week — The Melges Europe Speed Clinic Weekend

Mar 25

Audi Melges Sailing Series Season Is Back For 2009 And Doubles

Mar 24

2009 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series, Event No. 1 : Very Important Competitor Information

Mar 24

Audi Sail And The City: The Melges 32 And Audi Melges 20 Sit Alongside Sailing And Music In The Heart Of Milan

Mar 24

Double The Speed — Audi Melges 20 Speed Clinic Weekends Set For 28-29 March & 4-5 April

Mar 23

Melges Europe Speed Clinic Weekend, 28-29 March At Fraglia Vela Malcesine

Mar 23

Dates Set for 2009 Melges 24 World Championship in Annapolis

Mar 20

2009 Melges MC Scow Midwinter Championship Photos Now Online

Mar 20

2009 MC Scow Midwinter Championship Kicks Off!

Mar 19

2009 Melges MC Zenda University — All Graduate!

Mar 17

2009 March Audi Melges 20 E-News Now Available!

Mar 16

Lesa Gutenkunst Is 2009 Melges 17 Midwinter Champion!

Mar 13

Wiggins and Hilgard Fight For The 2009 Melges 17 Midwinter Championship Lead

Mar 13

2009 Melges 17 Racing Season Kicks Off — Zenda University Sailing

Mar 8

Taselaar Delivers An Astounding Performance To Win 2009 Melges 32 Miami ACURA Grand Prix

Mar 7

Taselaar Riding High In Miami

Mar 6

Taselaar Still In Control Of Melges 32 Fleet In Miami

Mar 5

Three Races, Three Bullets For Melges 32 Miami Grand Prix Leader Pieter Taselaar

Mar 4

Melges 32 ACURA Miami Grand Prix Madness

Mar 3

Velocitek 2009 Top Speed Award To Be Awarded To The Fastest Melges 17

Feb 28

More HOT Shots Of The Audi Melges 20 At The Big Blue Boatshow!

Feb 28

Hot Deliveries Happening In Zenda – The Audi Melges 20

Feb 28

Melges 20 & Melges 24 Makes A Spectacular Appearance At The Big Blu Rome Boat Show

Feb 25

SLAM Advanced Technology Sportswear Named Apparel Sponsor For 2009 Melges Midwinter Regattas

Feb 25

SLAM To Title Sponsor 2009 U.S. Melges 24 National Championship Series

Feb 17

Vincenzo Onorato Wins 2009 Melges 32 Primo Cup

Feb 16

First Time Ever In Europe, Three Melges Sportboats Featured At One Boat Show

Feb 15

Ullman Takes Overall Honors in St. Pete's, Butler Crowned Corinthian Champion

Feb 14

Ullman Pulls Ahead to Lead the Melges 24s in St. Pete's

Feb 13

Slow Start to St. Pete's NOOD, David O'Reilly Leads

Feb 12

Melges 32 Primo Cup Ready To Rock In Monaco, February 12-15

Feb 12

Benedetto Gialongo Wins 2009 Primo Cup In Audi Melges 20

Feb 9

Drama On The Final Day Of Melges MC Scow George Washington Regatta

Feb 8

The Audi Melges 20 Takes On The 2009 Primo Cup

Feb 8

2009 MC Scow Season Kick-off Day 1 at George Washington Regatta

Jan 29

Melges Rocks!

Jan 28

All Things Melges To Be Featured At The 2009 Chicago Strictly Sail Boat Show!

Jan 26

Ecklund Is 2009 Melges 32 ACURA Key West Champion

Jan 26

Bressani Is 2009 Melges 24 ACURA Key West Champion

Jan 23

Joe Woods Takes Over The Lead In Key West

Jan 23

Bressani's Lead Stands Firm Going Into The Final Day Of Racing In Key West

Jan 22

Woods Challenges Ecklund For The Key West Lead

Jan 21

Audi Named Worldwide Title Sponsor For The Melges 20

Jan 21

Ecklund Holding Onto First Place After Two Days Of Racing In Key West

Jan 21

More Cool Racing and Superior Speed in Key West

Jan 20

Jeff Ecklund Leads the Melges 32 Fleet in Key West

Jan 20

Lorenzo Bressani Takes Charge of Key West Melges 24 Fleet

Jan 20

Bressani Launches An Italian Assault On Key West Melges 24 Fleet

Jan 19

Watch While you Work, Monday is the First Day of Racing in Key West

Jan 17

New Melges MC For 2009

Jan 16

Conversations Within The Sport of Sailing — Andy Burdick

Jan 15

International Melges 32 Class Ramps Up For ACURA Key West 2009, 19-23 January

Jan 12

Melges 20 - Primo Cup - February 7th and 8th

Jan 9

ACURA Key West 2009, presented by Nautica Kick Off