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JUNE 2011

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2012 Melges C Scow Unveiled At Nationals — New HOT Look

Melges unveiled its 2012 Melges C Scow at the U.S. National Championship in Maxinkuckee, Indiana. Many things are new, but the most eye opening option is the new graphics package Melges is offering on all new boats during the upcoming season. While some stalwarts in the fleet still like the 'All White' look, the majority at this regatta are loving the hot new look.

"Time to change it up a bit and add some flare to our new boats", says Andy Burdick from Melges. "Pick your color, Melges will put it on your 2012 Melges boat. It is a great way to brighten up the fleet and add some excitement to the field. People are loving the way this new boat looks."

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©2011 Ingrid Lindfors

Melges MC Scow Summer Racing Season Off To A Busy Start

Just in the last couple of weeks some major events have been happening all around the country in the MC Scow class. Congratulations to all the winners! Special thanks to Melges Representative Eric Hood for his great reports from Missouri and Michigan and Zack Clayton brought us the latest from Saratoga's inaugural Horse Race Regatta.

ANDY FOX WINS 32ND ANNUAL ORLANDO WEBB MC REGATTA
Wow, hot was the buzz word this weekend at this great annual regatta just outside Kansas City on one of our most unique Scow racing lakes. Temps were predicted in the 90s and that is what we had for the three days or sailing and training. Fortunately we had good breeze that ranged from 4-17 mph over the three days of sailing.
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WHITE LAKE HOSTS 34 MC SCOWS AT SPENCER WEERSING MEMORIAL REGATTA
White Lake Yacht Club hosted this annual June event with 34 MCs coming to the line despite chilly weather and big winds on day 1 for the Spencer Weersing Memorial MC Regatta.
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INAUGURAL MC SCOW HORSE RACE REGATTA A GREAT SUCCESS!
Article courtesy of Zack Clayton — The inaugural MC-Scow Horse Race Regatta at lovely Saratoga Sailing Club shows exactly what can be done by one family, an enthusiastic MC Scow sailor from Connecticut, a pile of volunteer help and the desire to promote scow sailing in the Northeast. Fifteen MC Scows from Saratoga, Keuka, Crystal (via Hartford, CT), Lake Eustis (via Putnam, CT), Quebec, Canada, and the traveling band known as Chris Norman from Lake Hopatcong all arrived at this new venue for MC Scow sailing.
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©2010 Marco Capizzano

Melges Made In The USA — International 29er & 29erXX

Melges Performance Sailboats recently announced that it is now building the fun and seriously fast International 29er and 29erXX one-design skiffs. Since then, the response and excitement about Melges' involvement with these cool new boats has been amazing. The positive energy that surrounds these great boats is fantastic!

Check out this cool video created by one of the 29er's most awesome competitors — Kristen Lane and her rockin' Team Brickhouse.

A complete selection of parts and accessories are currently online at MELGES.COM.


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©2011 Richard Tomlinson

Congratulations To Lorenzo Bressani On A Third Melges 24 World
Championship Title, Hamazaki Named Corinthian World Champ

As reigning World Champions, Bressani and the Uka Uka Racing crew went to Worlds as a firm favorite. Their performance was nothing short of remarkable, winning six out of the twelve races and never finishing below sixth in any of the races they sailed. A nice congratulations goes to Japan's Eiichiro Hamazaki as he earned honors as the 2011 Melges 24 Corinthian World Champion.

RACE REPORTS
FINAL: BRESSANI CLINCHES THIRD MELGES 24 WORLD TITLE, HAMAZAKI WINS CORINTHIAN
DAY 05: BRESSANI ON THE BRINK OF VICTORY, SCENE IS SET FOR A FINAL DAY SHOWDOWN
DAY 04: BATTLE FOR SECOND INTENSIFIES AS BRESSANI REINFORCES HIS LEAD
DAY 03: TWO MORE BULLETS SEE LORENZO BRESSANI ON UKA UKA RACING EXTEND HIS LEAD
DAY 02: LORENZO BRESSANI AND UKA UKA RACING TAKE LEAD AT MELGES 24 WORLDS
DAY 01: NATHAN WILMOT ON 'EMBARR' LEADS AFTER OPENING DAY

PRE-WORLDS, FINAL: MELLEBY WINS PRE-WORLDS REGATTA

PRE-WORLDS, DAY 01: EIVIND MELLEBY WINS ONLY RACE ON DAY 1 OF PRE-WORLDS
PRE-WORLDS: TOP TEAMS ROLL INTO CORPUS CHRISTI FOR 2011 MELGES 24 WORLDS

PHOTOS
WORLDS: RICK TOMLINSON
PRE-WORLDS: FIONA BROWN

VIDEO
Final day of racing at the 2011 Melges 24 Worlds aboard USA-749 Full Throttle. Second place overall - Back to front - Brian Porter, Andy Burdick, Sam Rogers, and Matt Woodworth.
ONBOARD FULL THROTTLE CAM


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©2011 JOY | IM32CA image
©2011 Guido Trombetta | BPSE

Melges 32 Mania : Jason Carroll Crowned U.S. National Champion,
Joe Woods Wins Porto Cervo, Audi Invitational

June has been a big month for the Melges 32 with two major events taking place on opposite sides of the pond. The U.S. National Championship happened in New York where Jason Carroll aboard Argo won the event with a race to spare. In gorgeous Porto Cervo, the fleet put on a show at the Audi Invitational hosted by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. Great Britain's Joe Woods on Red took top honors!

RACE REPORTS
New York, U.S. Nationals
FINAL: CARROLL WINS U.S. NATIONALS
DAY 02: CARROLL PUTS THREE MORE BULLETS INTO MELGES 32 NATIONALS
DAY 01: ARGO Delivers Domination On Day One Of Nationals
PREVIEW: U.S. Nationals kicks off in new york
Porto Cervo, Audi Invitational
FINAL: WOODS' AUDI INVITATIONAL IN PORTO CERVO
DAY 02: WOODS' RED TAKES THE OVERALL LEAD
DAY 01: Relentless Consistency Puts Pacinotti's Brontolo HH In The Lead
PREVIEW: Top Quality Fleet Assembles In Porto Cervo

PHOTOS
New York, U.S. Nationals
U.S. National Championship : JOY | IM32CA
Porto Cervo, Audi Invitational
Audi Invitational : Guido Trombetta | BPSE

VIDEO
IM32CA YOU TUBE CHANNEL


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©2011 Luca Butto | BPSE

Audi Melges 20s Newport Summer Sailing Series Underway

The highly successful Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Sailing Series has spawned new growth throughout the Northeast region of the United States with the first ever commencement of the 2011 Newport Sailing Series. Bacardi's Newport Sailing Week serves as Event No. 1 taking place on June 24-26. Event No. 2 is the amazing Sail Newport Regatta on July 9-11. The 2011 U.S. National Championship serves as the grand finale on August 26-28! Plan to attend!

Stay close to Sail Newport Regatta for all the latest news and updates!


Upcoming 2011 Melges Racing Events


Bacardi Newport Sailing Week
A Scow U.S. National Championship
Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series, Event No. 4, Malcesine
Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series, Event No. 4, Malcesine
Whidbey Island Race Week
Melges 24 European Championship
Youngstown Level Regatta
Melges 32 North American Championship
 
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