Road to the Melges 14 U.S. National Championship

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25 October 2017

Melges Press Release

Melges 14 Championship Series

The Road to the Melges 14 U.S. National Championship

Announcing the Melges 14 Championship Series

ZENDA, Wis. (Oct. 25, 2017)  – 2018 will be a monumental year for the Melges 14 Class. Today the class announced its 2018 championship schedule: After this weekend’s Melges 14 Southern Championship, the fleet will return to Sarasota for the second annual Melges 14 Midwinter Championship then to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin for the Melges 14 U.S. National Championship.

Georgia’s beautiful Lake Lanier is the ideal destination for the first annual Melges 14 Southern Championship. With the area’s healthy, growing Melges fleets, Lake Lanier Sailing Club is the perfect host. Sailors of all ages will compete for the title this weekend, October 28 – 29. See regatta updates on the Melges Performance Sailboats Facebook Page.

The road to the National Championship will then head to Sarasota Sailing Squadron for the second annual Melges 14 Midwinter Championship. Warm water, weather and wind makes this a can’t miss event. The 2018 edition of the Midwinters will be March 2 – 4 with new boats, regatta charters, and boat transportation available.

The inaugural Melges 14 U.S. National Championship will be hosted by the Lake Geneva Yacht Club at the beautiful Buddy Melges Sailing Center June 15 – 17, 2018. Lake Geneva is a world-class venue and mid-June is peak sailing season in Wisconsin. LGYC boasts a large, regularly racing Melges 14 fleet. Expect to see a big turnout for this event.

There’s no better time to join the fleet. Contact the Melges Team today to learn about new boats and regatta charters:


Melges 14 Championship Series:

1. Melges 14 Southern Championship – Lake Lanier, Georgia
October 28 – 29, 2017

2. Melges 14 Midwinter Championship – Sarasota, Florida
March 2 – 4, 2018

3. Melges 14 U.S. National Championship – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
June 15 – 17, 2018



Built by Melges Performance Sailboats and designed by Reichel/Pugh, the Melges 14 is a modern singlehanded one-design made for one or two people. With its large and open transom, there’s never a need to bail. The carbon mast and boom complement its flexible sail plan with three rigs: Gold, Blue and Red. With boats in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa, the Melges 14 is becoming a one-design fleet for the masses. Sailors can order a custom Melges 14 dolly, easily car top it or tow it behind any vehicle. It’s a perfect beach boat, family sailboat or a one-design racing platform. It’s speed, quality, durability, comfort and fun wrapped into one dynamic sailing package. Learn more about the Melges 14 at or try one out by contacting the Melges Team at



For more than 70 years, Melges has proudly delivered superior-built scows and sportboats around the world and now offers the Melges IC37 Class, Melges 14 and Melges 40. Melges Performance Sailboats provides continuous customer service and product support unlike anyone else. When you buy a Melges, you’re getting more than a boat – You’re getting a team. 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