Announcing: Melges 14 Stadium Sailing

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15 May 2017


Melges 14 Fleet


Melges 14 Stadium Sailing High School Challenge

Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, May 21 from noon to 4pm

GROSSE POINTE, Mich. (May 8, 2017) – High school sailors will battle it out in the new Melges 14 at the Melges 14 Stadium Sailing High School Challenge on Sunday, May 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. It's going to be an adrenaline-fueled regatta on a course close to the crowd. No doubt an exciting event for spectators in the stands. 18 short races in 4 hours start to finish. Participating schools (including Grosse Pointe North, Grosse Pointe South, Brother Rice, Liggett, Detroit Country Day and Cranbrook) will each choose one boy and one girl to represent their school in the Melges 14 Tour event.

Melges 14 Stadium Sailing is part of the Great Lakes Boating Festival, a three-day boat show at Grosse Pointe Yacht Club May 19-21 where the Melges 14 will be on display and available for anyone to demo.

Contact the Melges Team for new boat delivery, for details on how to get in on the Stadium Sailing action, or for a demo during the boat show. Call (262) 275-1110 or email Andy Burdick at

It will be a very exciting stop on the Melges 14 Tour!


Schedule of Events


May 21st from noon to 4pm 


Friday, May 19 from 3pm to 7pm

Saturday, May 20 from noon to 7pm

Sunday, May 21 from noon to 5pm


Grosse Pointe Yacht Club




Built by Melges Performance Sailboats in Zenda, Wisconsin, USA and designed by Reichel/Pugh, the Melges 14 is a modern singlehanded one-design, yet also has the ability to cruise with two people. The Melges 14 was honored as Sailing World’s 2016 Boat of the Year – Best Dinghy. The boat is 14 feet and features a large, open cockpit so no bailing is required. The carbon mast and boom complements its modern, flexible sail plan with three rigs: Gold (98 sq. ft.), Blue (85 sq. ft.), and Red (58 sq. ft.). With boats in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, the Melges 14 is emerging as a true high performance one-design racing boat, just two years after its introduction. It’s speed, quality, durability, comfort and fun wrapped into one dynamic sailing package. Sailors can order a custom Melges 14 dolly, easily car top it or tow it behind any vehicle. It’s perfect as a beach boat, a family-style sailboat or a one-design racing platform. Learn more about the Melges 14 at and try one this summer on the Melges 14 Tour:



For more than 70 years, Melges has proudly delivered superior-built scows and sportboats around the world and now offers the Melges 14 and Melges 40. Melges Performance Sailboats provides continuous customer service and product support unlike anyone else. Every Melges boat is signed, sealed, endorsed and delivered race ready by the best, for the best. For more information about Melges Performance Sailboats, visit




For more information on this news story, contact:
Hannah Noll, Melges Performance Sailboats

For more information on the Melges 14 or to schedule a test sail, contact:
Andy Burdick, Melges Performance Sailboats