2008 News Archive

Dec 19

BREAKING NEWS! The Melges 20 Named 2009 One Design Boat of the Year by Sailing World Magazine

Dec 19

Key West Match Race Invitational Open For Entries

Dec 11

Melges Dealer KO Sailing Gets A Taste Of Winter

Dec 7

Marty Kullman & Mike Carroll are 2008 Melges 32 Gold Cup Regatta Champions

Dec 6

Marty Kullman & Mike Carroll Ride New Wave to Lead Melges 32 Gold Cup Regatta

Dec 2

Rigged & Race Ready : The Melges 20 This Weekend In Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Nov 27

Quality Competition in Store for the 2008 Melges 32 Gold Cup Regatta

Nov 25

Melges Performance Sailboats Partners with Asia Yacht Services to Debut Melges 20 in Hong Kong

Nov 23

John Kolius Delivers a 'Knock Out' Performance to Win the 2008 Melges 24 ACC, Blouin Overtakes Corinthian Division

Nov 22

Kopf 'Blurs' the Competition at Melges 24 Atlantic Coast Championship, Butler Heads Up Corinthians

Nov 21

ISAF Grants International Melges 32 Class Association Recognized Status

Nov 20

European Melges 32 Fleet Announces Winter Tune-Up Schedule, Sponsored by Audi

Nov 15

Catch-up With The Melges 20 on Macatawa Bay, Michigan — 22 November

Nov 13

Harry Melges Interview On The Recent European Launch Of The New Melges 20 Sportboat

Nov 13

Plan Your Racing Calendar Today — 2009 Melges 17 Schedule Of Events Now Available

Nov 11

KO Sailing Debuts The Melges 20

Nov 7

Take The Melges 20 For A Test Drive

Nov 4

Melges Fleet Triumphs At Malcesine This Past Weekend

Nov 4

Green Lake, Wisconsin Prepares For The 2009 A Scow National Championship

Nov 1

Terry Hutchninson Clinches Yet Another Major Yachting Title — 2008 Melges 24 North American Champion

Oct 31

Hutchinson Takes A Substantial Lead At 2008 Melges 24 North Americans

Oct 30

Four More Amazing Races Completed Leaving Hutchinson in the Lead

Oct 29

Dave Ullman Leads After Three Thrilling Races in Annapolis

Oct 28

Fleet Assembles on Eve of 2008 Melges 24 North American Championship

Oct 28

Where There's a Will There's a Way

Oct 21

More Melges 20 Sightings Slated For Stonington, Conn. on 25 October And Texas on 8 November

Oct 21

The Melges Scow Report – The Beat Goes On!

Oct 21

2008 Melges 24 North American Championship Preview

Oct 20

Melges 20 Production Line Rockin' & Rollin' At McConaghy

Oct 17

Final Entry Deadline Today For 2008 Melges 24 North American Championship

Oct 17

Melges Rocks Annapolis!

Oct 14

Up And Running — The New Melges 20 A Big Hit At Annapolis Boat Show

Oct 14

A Golden Opportunity Awaits International Melges 32 Fleet In Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 5-7 December 2008

Oct 9

The Melges 20 A Huge Hit At The 2008 U.S. Boatshow in Annapolis, Md.

Oct 8

Visit Melges Performance Sailboats At The 2008 Annapolis Boat Show; See the Melges 32, Melges 24 And Sign-Up To Test Drive The Melges 20

Oct 7

2008 C World Championship - North Sails 1, 2, 3!!!

Oct 5

Claudio Recchi Helming Lorenzo Santini's 'Uka Uka Racing' Is Crowned 2008 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series Champion

Oct 2

North Sails Calls the Weather While 2008 Melges 24 North Americans Ranks High on the Annapolis Social Scale, 26 October - 1 November

Oct 1

2008 Melges 24 Davis Island Yacht Club Regatta Named As Replacement Event For King's Day Regatta/Atlantic Coast Championship, 22-23 November

Oct 1

Melges Is Lined Up At The Annapolis Boat Show

Sep 30

Spectacular Climax At Circolo Vela Erix, Audi Sailing Series Edition In Lerici

Sep 29

The Melges 17 & Larry Brand — A Very Special Award

Sep 29

Four Races On Final Day Of The Melges 17 U.S. National Championship

Sep 29

The New Melges 20 is Set to Hit Australian Shores

Sep 28

30 Melges 17s Invade Lake Geneva Yacht Club

Sep 27

2008 Melges 17 National Championship In Full Swing On Lake Geneva

Sep 27

The Melges 20: A First Look Times Two

Sep 26

Deadline Extension: Corinthian Entry For The 2008 Melges 24 North American Championship Officially Closes On Friday, 03 October

Sep 26

Race Report: 2008 MC Scow Blue Chip Regatta by Eric Hood

Sep 25

2008 A Scow National Championship, Photos By Ingrid Lindfors Now Online For Purchase

Sep 24

Morning Light Movie Releases 17 October, View Theatre Listing

Sep 23

Urgent Reminder: Corinthian Entry for the 2008 North Americans Closes this Friday — 26 September

Sep 21

Brian Porter Successfully Defends Melges 24 National Championship Title

Sep 20

Strauss Leads the 2008 OSA Sailing.com Melges 24 U.S. National Championship

Sep 19

Wet, Wild and Windy Charleston Harbor Satisfies Melges 24 Fleet

Sep 18

An Impressive 51 Melges 24s Set to Compete at the 2008 OSA Sailing.com U.S. National Championship

Sep 18

2008 Melges 17 AGM To be Held At Nationals

Sep 17

2008 Melges 32 Gold Cup Regatta NOR and Entry Form Now Available

Sep 17

Six New Sponsor Announcements For The 2008 North American Championship

Sep 15

WOW! WOW! WOW! — View Melges 32 Photos From The 2008 Rolex Big Boat Series!

Sep 15

2008 Melges 24 Fall Championship NOR Now Available!

Sep 15

Porter Goes On To Win Melges 32 Fleet At The 2008 Rolex Big Boat Series

Sep 14

Melges 20 Takes Newport International Boatshow By Storm

Sep 13

Melges 32s Take It Down To The Wire On Day Three Of The 2008 Rolex Big Boat Series

Sep 12

Two More Races On Spectacular San Francisco Bay, Illbruck Takes Charge

Sep 11

John Porter's Full Throttle Leads The 2008 Melges 32 Rolex Big Boat Series

Sep 10

Melges 32S Ready To Race On The West Coast At The 2008 Rolex Big Boat Series

Sep 9

2008 OSA Sailing Melges 24 U.S. National Championship Gears Up with 51 Pre-registered Teams, Spectator Boats and On-site Rigging Support; Registration Extended

Sep 9

44th Rolex Big Boat Series: Annual

Sep 8

Claudio Recchi Aboard Lorenzo Santini's 'Uka Uka Racing' Wins Circolo Velico, Audi Sailing Series Event No. 4

Sep 7

Fausto Rubbini On 'Thule' Continues To Lead After One More Race In Santa Margherita

Sep 5

Rubbini Leads After Two Races At Circolo Velico Audi Sailing Series Event No. 4

Sep 3

Joe Woods' 'Red' Melges 32 Flat Out In Torquay, UK

Sep 1

Are You Ready To Test Drive The Melges 20?

Sep 1

Fall Savings With Melges Means You And Your Team Are More Competitive On and Off The Water

Aug 28

2008 Melges 17 U.S. National Championship NOR Now Available!

Aug 28

Exciting Events For The Melges 32 Coming Up In The USA and Europe

Aug 28

2008 Melges 24 Nationals: Very Important Competitor Information

Aug 25

We Spot, You Spot, Everybody Can Spot A Melges 20

Aug 25

Rob Evans Is 2008 A Scow I.L.Y.A One Design Champion!

Aug 23

Day 2 Of The A Scow I.L.Y.A. One Design Championship Continues, Rob Evans Delivers A 5-3 Scoreline To Lead

Aug 22

2008 I.L.Y.A. A Scow One Design Fleet Graces Waters of Mendota, Buddy Melges Leads The Charge

Aug 22

Coral Reef Sailing Apparel Named Official Apparel Provider For Charleston Melges 24 Nationals

Aug 19

C Scow Inland Championship - Kimballs 1st, Haeger/Greeson 2nd, Muller/Skotarzak

Aug 17

Session Two At I.L.Y.A. Championship: Erickson Wins A Open Title, Kimball Dominates In The C Class

Aug 14

FALL SAVINGS: September 1-December1, 2008 — Get Your North Sails At Melges And Save Big!

Aug 14

Light Air Dominates Day One Of The I.L.Y.A. Championship Second Session

Aug 13

ILYA Session One Ends on No-Race Day

Aug 13

Pat Dunsworth Photos of the I.L.Y.A. Championship Now Available Online

Aug 12

August Melges 32 E-News Now Available

Aug 11

Three More Races For the E Scows and MC Scows in Okoboji

Aug 11

E Scows Enjoy Two Light Air Races At I.L.Y.A. Championships in Okoboji

Aug 11

Okoboji Provides Two Light Air Races - Burdick Leads E Scow Fleet, Colburn Ahead In The MC Scow Division and, Jan and Debbie Gill Top M-16 Fleet

Aug 8

Watch The New Melges 20 Video!

Aug 5

I.L.Y.A. Inland Regatta Returns to Okoboji, August 10-16

Jul 27

Twice as Nice, Ecklund Crowned 2008 Melges 32 U.S. National Champion

Jul 27

Ecklund Leads The Melges 32 Nationals After Two Days of Racing

Jul 26

David Hoyt Puts Two Bullets In The Bag To Lead The 2008 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship

Jul 22

Excitment Surrounds The 2008 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship, July 25-27

Jul 20

Hans Meyer and Susi Sternkopf Win 2008 Melges 17 ILYA Championship

Jul 20

Dave Smith Wins Very Successful C Scow Invitational At Okauchee

Jul 20

Jack Strothaman Wins A Scow I.L.Y.A. Open Invitational Regatta At White Bear Yacht Club

Jul 19

Pewaukee Yacht Club Kicks Off The 2008 Melges 17 ILYA Championship

Jul 17

The Melges 20 Revealed

Jul 16

2008 Melges 32 July E-News Is Now Available!

Jul 16

Stefano Leporati's 'Kismet' Is Overall Leader In The 2008 Melges 32 Audi Sailing Series After Three Events

Jul 16

Michael Illbruck's 'Pinta' Races to Victory In Cala De'Medici

Jul 14

Ted Keller Wins MC Scow Invite

Jul 14

Burdick Takes It All — E Scow Invitational At Delavan

Jul 10

NEW! Gorgeous Photos Of The Melges 20

Jul 10

Full Throttle's Davis And RJ Porter Still On A High-Note As They Celebrate A Huge GLSS Regatta Win!

Jul 10

Melges 32 National Championship: New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport Presented by Rolex

Jul 9

Cool, NEW Exclusive Melges Gear Available Online Today!

Jul 8

BREAKING NEWS: Davis Porter Wins GLSS X Boat Regatta — North Sails Wins Big!

Jul 7

2nd Annual Melges 17 Inland Championship

Jul 7

2008 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship: Launching & Dockage

Jul 3

2008 I.L.Y.A. E Scow Invitational, July 10-13 : Delavan Wants To See You At The I.L.Y.A. Invite

Jul 1

Welcome To The New Melges.com!

Jul 1

Pewaukee Yacht Club To Host 2008 Melges 17 I.L.Y.A. Championship

Jun 30

Jeff Annis is MC Masters National Champion

Jun 30

Seventy-One E Scows Claim a Successful National Championship

Jun 29

Claudio Recchi on 'Uka Uka Racing' wins the Cagliari edition of the Melges 32 Audi Circuit 2008

Jun 26

Andy Burdick/Terry Blanchard Named National A Scow Champion

Jun 23

ILYA MC Invitational Early Registration Deadline is Friday

Jun 17

2008 C Scow National Championship Produces 60 Entries; Jamie Kimball Crowned Champion

Jun 13

Free Registration at Okoboji for New Melges Boat Owners

Jun 13

Uka Uka Dedicate Their Win to Giorgio Zuccoli

Jun 6

Lorenzo Bressani and Uka Uka Racing Win Volvo Melges 24 Worlds

Jun 5

Snakes and Ladders but Italy Still Dominates After Day Five in Porto Cervo

Jun 4

Competition Hots Up After Day Four at the Volvo Melges 24 Worlds

Jun 4

All Five Competing U.S. Teams Make the Gold Fleet in Sardinia

Jun 3

Stunning Conditions on Day Three of the Volvo Melges 24 Worlds

Jun 2

Lack of Wind Stops Play at Volvo Melges 24 Worlds

Jun 1

Alberto Bolzan Leads After Day One at Volvo Worlds

May 30

Alberto Bolzan and Pilot Italia Team Win Volvo Melges 24 Pre-Worlds

May 29

Volvo Pre-Worlds Day One

May 27

International Teams Prepare to Go Head to Head at the Volvo Melges 24 World Championship 2008

May 23

2008 Melges 24 North American Championship NOR Now Available

May 16


May 12

Yacht Club Costa Smeralda to Host Volvo Melges 24 World Championship 2008

May 12

2008 Melges 17 Spring Championship, 10-11 May

May 11

Melegari Triumphant In Malcesine, Exclusive Audi Sailing Series Photo Galleries Now Online

May 11

Melegari Wins Malcesine — Melges 32 Regatta 1, Audi Sailing Series 2008

May 10

Melegari Continues To Lead The Charge After Two Days Of Racing At Malcesine

May 9

Luigi Melegari's 'Matrix' Leads After Day One Of The Malcesine Melges 32 Audi Sailing Series 2008

May 9

Audi Sailing Series 2008: Melges 32 Event 1, Fraglia Vela Malcesine

May 5

Cool Weather Conditions, A Hot 2008 MC Scow North American Championship

Apr 30

2008 Melges 24 Nationals Ready To Go, NOR and Online Entry Now Available

Apr 28

Red Dawning

Apr 27

Joe Woods Wins 2008 Melges 32 East Coast Championship, Named Boat of the Week!

Apr 27

2008 EAST COAST CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE: Skippers and Crews Find More Challenges on the Chesapeake

Apr 20

2008 Black Tie - Rush Creek Yacht Club

Apr 16

Gloria and Buddy Melges Invite You To The Go For The Gold Gala!

Apr 16

White Cap Melges X Boat Regatta, May 10

Apr 16

NOR Now Available For The 2008 Melges 17 Lake Geneva Spring Regatta, May 9-11

Mar 15

2008 MC Midwinters - Lake Eustis

Mar 12

Melges Zenda University Cranks Up In Florida — The Melges MC scow continues to be the one-design leader!

Mar 12

Melges Names KO Sailing As Official Melges Scow And Sportboat Dealer

Mar 12

Melges Selects McConaghy Boats To Build The Melges 20, First Photos Released

Mar 11

Ken Wruk Wins 2008 Melges 17 Midwinter Championship — Perfect Conditions For Final Day

Mar 9

Pinta Triumphs Over The Melges 32 Fleet — New Wave Earns Miami Grand Prix Championship Title!

Feb 28

Melges Goes South — Spring Sailing In Full Force!

Feb 27

Get Ready! Be Ready With New 2008 Melges 17 Hardware Upgrades

Feb 27

A Melges 17 Midwinter Nights Dream Event!

Feb 23

SPECIAL EDITION: New Melges MC Scow Product Release, New Medium|Heavy MC Scow Mainsail

Feb 23

Melges C Scow Demonstrator For Sale!

Feb 23

Sam Rogers Departs Melges Performance Sailboats | North Sails Zenda

Feb 23

2008 George Washington Birthday Regatta, The North Sails ZMAX and ZAP designs win again!

Feb 22

European Melges 32 Tune-Up Weekends, 29-30 March & 26-27 April

Feb 22

Audi Announces The 2008 Melges 32 Sailing Series

Feb 17

Hutchinson Clinches 2008 Melges 24 Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Title

Feb 16

Hutchinson Takes Control in St. Pete's

Feb 15

Detroit's Paul Hulsey Leads the 2008 St. Pete's NOOD

Feb 14

U.S. Melges 24 Class on the Threshhold of Record Breaking NOOD Regatta

Feb 6

St. Pete's Party!!!

Feb 5


Feb 4

2008 Sperry Top-Sider St. Petersburg NOOD, Very Important Competitor Information

Jan 31

See the Melges 32, Melges 17 and Melges MC Scow On Display At Strictly Sail Chicago

Jan 27

Team Kaito Win First Australian Nationals in Geelong

Jan 26

Special Melges 32 Media Coverage: Offshorerules.com, What Goes Offshore Goes Online

Jan 26

Jeff Ecklund Wins Melges 32 ACURA Key West 2008

Jan 26

Dave Ullman Wins Acura Key West 2008

Jan 25

Melges 32s Get Back To Racing On Day Four Of Acura Key West

Jan 24

Late Day Racing for the Melges 24s on Day Four of Acura Key West

Jan 23

Check Out Joy Dunigan's Key West Photo Gallery

Jan 23

No Wind. No Melges 24 Racing on Day Three in Key West.

Jan 23

Melges 24 Stars on Slovenian TV

Jan 23

Melges 32 Racing Cancelled Due To Lack Of Wind

Jan 22

Racing Officially Underway for Melges 24s

Jan 22

Racing Now Underway in Key West

Jan 22

Joe Woods Leading The Melges 32 Fleet In Key West

Jan 22

No racing on day one of competition in Key West

Jan 22

Too wild, wet and windy to race in Key West

Jan 18

New UK Class Web Site & Committee Appointments

Jan 16

Urgent Class Rule Suspension Announcement

Jan 16

Full 2008 Melges 24 Class Rule Book Now Available

Jan 14

Important Competitor Info, Acura Key West 2008

Jan 14

Count Down To Acura Key West 2008 Underway

Jan 14

The Sun is Warm and the Stakes High for Melges 24s in Key West

Jan 14

Acura Key West 2008 : Very Important Melges 24 Competitor Information

Jan 13

Melges 32 Fleet The Third Largest In Attendance For Key West

Jan 6

ACURA Key West 2008 Melges 32 Competitors: ISAF Classification Code & Registration With ISAF

Jan 4

2008 Melges 24 Class Rule Changes Now Available Online

Jan 4

2008 St. Petersburg NOOD Race Documents Now Available!

Jan 4

2008 Melges 32 Membership Now Available Online

Jan 4

ACURA Key West 2008 : Very Important Melges 32 Competitor Information

Jan 4

Melges 17 Scores the Pages of Sailing World Magazine!

Jan 4

2008 St. Petersburg NOOD NOR Now Available!

Jan 3

Charleston Race Week 08 NOR Now Available

Jan 3

17 Days to Acura Key West Race Week

Jan 3

Melges 24 Frostbiting in Charleston, Jan 6

Jan 2

Registration Now Open for Charleston Race Week 2008, April 17-20

Jan 1

Introducing the New I-1 Gold