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August 2011

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SAVE BIG With Melges in 2012, Fall Savings Begin
September 1 - October 15

It's hard to believe but, Fall is officially here as we say farewell to another great year of spring and summer racing and hello to some very cool forthcoming National Championships and marquee events for all Melges class of boats. Everyone is encouraged to stay close as Melges' classic Fall Savings program begins on September 1 and runs through October 15. Perfectly timed and designed for your team to get ahead of the competition in 2012! Shop online at MELGES.COM - 365-24-7, call or visit Zenda+1 (262) 275-1110 direct anytime!


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Iconic Buddy Melges Amongst The First To Be Inducted Into The National Sailing Hall of Fame

Catching up to 200 years of sailing history in the U.S.A., the National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame (NSHOF) announced that 15 sailors will make up the historic, first-ever class of inductees into the National Sailing Hall of Fame, and among those named is our own Buddy Melges.

Over a two-month period this spring, sailors from all corners of the country - including a U.S. Senator and the mayor of a major metropolitan city - nominated their choice for induction into the sport's Hall of Fame, some even going so far as to consult noted sailing historian John Rousmaniere for accuracy in putting together their submissions. READ FULL ARTICLE.


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Federico Michetti Welcomed To The North Sails Team

North Sails is proud to announce and welcome Federico Michetti as a new North Sails team member. Thanks to Federico's skills, North Sails wants to reinforce its technical potentiality in Melges Classes. Federico came into the sailing world since he was young and soon he transformed his passion in his job, taking part to all the most important national and international competitions. Over the years, Federico has been involved in creating and organizing many successful teams. READ FULL ARTICLE.
For more information, contact WWW.NORTHSAILS.IT.


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2011 Melges 24 U.S. National Championship Homeward Bound To Lake Geneva, September 30-October 2

In 2011, the US MELGES 24 CLASS ASSOCIATION will travel home to famous Lake Geneva, Wisc. for what will be an awesome performance racing event, the U.S. National Championship hosted by the Lake Geneva Yacht Club (LGYC). Already teams are anticipating top-notch competition and expected to travel from all four corners of the U.S.A. and beyond to race for the title. READ FULL ARTICLE.

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Melges 17 I.L.Y.A. Championship Wrap-Up, U.S. Nationals On The Horizon With 36 Entries!

It's been a tremendous season of positive growth and excitement for the Melges 17 Class. Great summer venues and some of the hottest scow racing on the planet is happening right now in the fleet, and there is more to come! Thirty-six Melges 17s are ramping up for what will be the largest attendance ever for the class' National Championship, hosted by White Lake Yacht Club in Michigan. VIEW THE FULL ENTRY LIST. It's quite impressive!

THIS IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT!
A big thank you to David Harrison and his team from Oshkosh for hosting a great Melges 17 I.L.Y.A. Championship regatta. The weather was great, wind was good, people were awesome and fun was had by all. Also, a big thank you to the race committee who did a great job getting in 5 solid races! READ FULL ARTICLE.


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Milt Haegar Wins Melges MC Scow I.L.Y.A. Invitational Regatta

Report by Eric Hood - The red carpet treatment was waiting for 43 skippers and teams who made it to this year's annual three-day, Melges MC Scow I.L.Y.A. Invitational Regatta, hosted by the Lake Beulah Yacht Club. If you ever want to learn about volunteerism and great service the Lake Beulah Yacht Club would be a great source as they do it up right all the time. Fantastic in and out launch service. Over the top dinners and great lunches. READ FULL ARTICLE.

VIEW FULL RESULTS


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Jason Carroll Conquers Melges 32 Malcesine & Copa Del Rey Audi Mapfre, Ryan DeVos Wins North American Championship, Lanfranco Cirillo Named 2011 Audi Sailing Series Champion

Congratulations to Jason Carroll aboard his Argo Melges 32! He has felt the full effects of a very successful summer racing season. Carroll won the final event of the Audi Sailing Series in Malcesine held during the month of July, then returned the Palma, Spain to win the prestigious Copa Del Rey Audi Mapfre. In June, he captured the U.S. National Championship!

At the conclusion of the Malcesine event, one of Italy's finest, Lanfranco Cirillo and his Fantastica Melges 32 took home the well-deserved title of 2011 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series Champion. The series encompassed 34 teams from the U.S.A. and throughout Europe, making it one of the most successful to date. Congratulations to all those who did well and took the opportunity to compete.

Kudos also go out to twenty-year old Ryan DeVos on Volpe as he was crowned North American Champion in Newport, R.I. Placing second overall was Steve Howe on Warpath while Rod Jabin on Ramrod came third.

COPA DEL REY AUDI MAPFRE
RACE REPORTS

FINAL: CARROLL's ARGO WINS COPA DEL REY AUDI MAPFRE
DAY 04: POINTS GAP CLOSES BETWEEN CARROLL, KILROY AND PIERINI
DAY 03: KILROY STRIKES BACK, CARROLL MAINTAINS THE LEAD
DAY 02: CARROLL CONTINUES TO LEAD
DAY 01: CARROLL TAKES THE LEAD AT COPA DEL REY AUDI MAPFRE
PREVIEW: NEXT STOP, PALMA

PHOTOS
RUBEN BALLESTER | NICO MARTINEZ | JESUS RENEDO | PEP PORTAS | LUISA BAMBOZZI

RESULTS AND INTERVIEW LINKS
FULL RESULTS | ZEROGRADINORD.IT INTERVIEWS

NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
RACE REPORTS

FINAL: DEVOS CROWNED MELGES 32 NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPION
DAY 02: RYAN DEVOS HANGS ON TO LEAD MELGES 32 NORTH AMERICANS
DAY 01: YOUTH FIRST, FRONT AND CENTER AT MELGES 32 NAC
PREVIEW: A HOT NEWPORT SUMMER USHERS IN 2011 MELGES 32 NORTH AMERICANS

PHOTOS AND RESULTS
FULL RESULTS | PHOTO GALLERY - IM32CA

AUDI SAILING SERIES, EVENT NO. 4 : MALCESINE
RACE REPORTS

FINAL: CARROLL WINS MALCESINE, CIRILLO CROWN SERIES CHAMPION
DAY 02: CARROLL ON THE BRINK OF VICTORY, CIRILLO AND MARINELLI FIGHT FOR TITLE
DAY 01: CIRILLO LEADS AFTER FIRST DAY

PHOTOS AND RESULTS
FULL RESULTS | MAX RANCHI | GUIDO TROMBETTA - BPSE


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Fracassoli Crowned 2011 Boklunder Melges 24 European Champion, Toniste Wins Corinthian Division

Congratulations to Carlo Fracassoli on ITA 803 Gullisara as he is the 2011 Boklunder Melges 24 European Champion! He headed into the final day of the championship with an impressive 22 point advantage, finishing the event in style. Flavio Favini aboard Franco Rossini's SUI 782 Blu Moon placed second and in third, Alberto Bolzan's ITA 716 Saetta.

In the Corinthian division, Tonu Toniste on EST 790 Lenny delivered a great performance to top the fleet. Oyvind Peder Jahre on NOR 751 Storm Capital Racing and Tiit Vihul EST 761 Rock City finished second and third respectively.

RACE REPORTS

FINAL: FRACASSOLI CROWNED EURO CHAMPION, TONISTE WINS CORINTHIAN TITLE
DAY 04: FRACASSOLI WITHIN TOUCHING DISTANCE OF GLORY
DAY 03: FRACASSOLI CONSOLIDATES AT THE TOP
DAY 02: LACK OF BREEZE MEANS NO RACING ON DAY 2
DAY 01: FAVINI DOMINATES BUT FRACASSOLI LEADS AFTER THREE RACES
PREVIEW: 80 BOAT FLEET ASSEMBLES IN AARHUS FOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

PHOTOS
PIERRICK CONTIN

RESULTS
TOP FIVE (OVERALL)
1.) Carlo Fracassoli, Gullisara
2.) Flavio Favini, Blu Moon
3.) Alberto Bolzan, Saetta
4.) Petr Fiala, Aloha
5.) Andrea Racchelli, ITA-735

TOP THREE (CORINTHIAN)
1.) Tonu Toniste, Lenny
2.) Oyvind Peder Jahre, Storm Capital Racing
3.) Tiit Vihul, Rock City


Upcoming 2011 Melges Racing Events


2011 I.L.Y.A BIG INLAND
AUDI Melges 20 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
MELGES 17 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
2012 Melges 32 australasia cup series, event no. 1 : HAMILTON ISLAND RACE WEEK
Melges 24 CALIFORNIA CUP SERIES EVENT NO. 4 : SAN FRANCISCO RACE WEEK
E Scow National Championship
MC Scow National Championship
MELGES 32 NORTHEAST REGATTA
MELGES 32 PRE-WORLDS & WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
AUDI MELGES 20 PORT CREDIT YACHT CLUB REGATTA
MC Scow Blue Chip Championship
AUDI MELGES 20 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
MELGES 24 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
MELGES 32 SOUTHBOUND REGATTA
Melges MC Scow Masters Championship
 
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