Youth Sailing at Melges
Sailing is a unique sport. It offers so much to every member of the family — friendships, memories, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, intense sailing competition and the rewards of hard work and perseverance. Melges Performance Sailboats proudly promotes youth involvement within the sport of sailing.
For more than 60 years, we have been, and always will be, a strong supporter of youth sailing. Our passion and dedication are unwavering.
This starts with the tools that make aspiring sailors into super sailors. Melges Performance Sailboats is proud to offer energized sailing for youth and junior competitors with the brand new O'pen Bic dinghy. It's fun and fast, and provides young sailors with a sensible next level of competitive sailing.
The newly designed Melges X Boat is THE youth sailboat of choice. It may be responsible for giving many life long sailors their first taste of challenging sailing competition. Since the 1930s, this legendary, beginner sailboat has made a solid lasting impression of its own in yacht clubs around the country, in the hearts of sailing enthusiasts and families, and in the history books.
An uncomplicated trainer, this boat is the most active youth sailboat in the U.S. It is designed to be safe, great fun, fast, super smooth, and allows for learning the basic skills of boat-handling maneuvers and racing tactics. It truly has set the pace in sailboat racing development and continues to shape the future of youth sailing.
We still offer Laser Performance (formerly Vanguard) products and service. The 420, Laser, Laser Radial, Laser 4.7 and the extremely popular Optimist round out a comprehensive family of products suitable for ages as young as 6 and as experienced as 75. Special parts, covers and dollies are readily available, making us your complete one-stop sailing source. Experienced representatives are eager to assist everyone.