Wet and Wild Day Two at Melges 14 Midwinters

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3 March 2018

Melges Press Release

Melges 14 Midwinters


Wet and Wild Day Two at Melges 14 Midwinters

SARASOTA, Fla. (March 3, 2018) – Wet and wild is the only way to describe today's racing at the Melges 14 Midwinter Championship. Today saw four races in a building 5 to 15 knot breeze, turquoise blue water and 80 degree weather of Sarasota Bay. With one day left, Harry Melges IV, Adam Ankers, Daniel Thielman and Lars Osell have established a solid advantage over the fleet. Thielman and Osell are tied for third, setting tomorrow up to be a battle for the podium. Melges continued his heavy weather dominance today with four bullets.

Race one saw Melges take the early advantage, only to be slowly reeled in by a charging Kyle Navin. Melges held off Navin for a neck-and-neck finish. The next race would pit Melges against Adam Ankers and Daniel Thielman. Ankers showed excellent upwind speed and sailed to a solid second place finish. Thielman held on for a third place finish. The final race saw a significant right shift. Lars Osell took the early lead off of the boat end of the starting line parlaying that into a third place finish, his best of the day. Peyton Ankers and Jennifer Canestra, the top two females in the fleet, ended the day separated by only three points. With championship sunday still left to sail, the event is far from over.

See drone footage, photos and live updates here: bit.ly/2018Melges14Midwinters

Next up on the Melges 14 circuit is the Melges 14 U.S. National Championship at Lake Geneva Yacht Club June 15-17. There’s no better time to join the fleet. Contact the Melges Team today to learn about new boats, test sails and regatta charters: bit.ly/M14Demo



Preliminary, After Eight Races

1. Harry Melges, Buddy Melges Sailing Center, 1-[2]-1-1-1-1-1-1- ; 7   

2. Adam Ankers, Privateer Yacht Club, 6-1-[8]-5-3-2-3-2- ; 22   

3. Daniel Thielman, Corinthian Yacht Club, [26/DSQ]-5-2-2-5-9-2-6- ; 31T   

4. Lars Osell, Sarasota Youth Sailing/Ephraim Yacht Club, 2-[8]-5-7-4-5-5-3- ; 31T   

5. Todd Wilson, Lake Lanier Sailing Club, 4-3-4-8-8-8-9-[11]- ; 44   

6. James Gillian, 9-4-3-3-[18]-16-6-4- ; 45   

7. Auric Horneman, Berkeley Yacht Club, 10-6-11-4-11-4-[14]-5- ; 51   

8. Joshua Landers, Privateer Yacht Club, 5-9-6-9-7-[18]-11-9- ; 56   

9. Dan McGraw, Lake Lanier Sailing Club, 3-10-7-6-12-11-8-[13]- ; 57   

10. Sergey Bolotin, Hoofers Sailing Club, 13-15-[19]-10-6-6-10-7- ; 67   

Full Results: www.regattanetwork.com/event/15744

See the Story: bit.ly/2018Melges14Midwinters


Melges 14 Midwinters

Melges 14 Midwinters

Melges 14 Midwinters

Melges 14 Midwinters

Melges 14 Midwinters


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 Melges14.com or try one out by contacting the Melges Team at bit.ly/M14Demo.


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