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January 2011

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Audi Melges 20 Fleet Rocks Coconut Grove Sailing Club

2010 Audi Melges 20 USA Sailing Series Champion Michael Kiss, from Holland, Mich. and crew comprised of Chris Rast and Jamie Kimball on Bacio took the 25-strong Miami Winter Series fleet by storm winning all three of Sunday's races and the event by a substantial 8 points. "It's great to be here in Coconut Grove. The breeze was much better today than yesterday. We just had a great time sailing the Audi Melges 20." said Kiss post racing. In second overall was California's Sid Gorham on Funner, and in third was Tony Tabb on Elevation RacingFULL STORY

1.) Michael Kiss, Bacio; 9-1-1-1 = 12
2.) Sid Gorham, Funner; 8-7-3-2 = 20
3.) Tony Tabb, Elevation Racing; 4-6-5-5 = 20
4.) Marc Hollerbach, Fu; 5-4-9-4 = 22
5.) Russell Lucas, Shimmer; 6-2-6- 10 = 24
6.) Mary Anne Ward, M&M Racing; 2-11-2-11 = 26
7.) Tom Ritter, Tramp; 7-5-11-6 = 29
8.) Ryan DeVos, Volpe; 3-3-8-16 = 30
9.) Paul Reilly, Red Sky Sailing; 21-10-4-3 = 38
10.) John Arendshorst, Blink 20/20; 1-15-16-8 = 40
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Melges Expands Into Spain, 2011 Audi Melges 20 and Melges 32 Sailing Series Season Starts Soon

Melges Europe is ramped up and ready to go in 2011 servicing customers all over Europe. The biggest and latest development is to welcome Melges Spain representative Victor Marino — Spain is HOT about Melges boats! Next weekend, we welcome the second Melges 32 Bribon to the stage. The media is all over the Melges boats in Europe. 2011 will be sensational with the Melges 32 Worlds taking place in the heart of Spain — PALMA in September! The Audi Melges 20s are ramping up for an incredible European Championship in the same spot too! NOW is the time to get your boat. These events are the grand finale pieces to the Audi Sailing Series in 2011, so stay close to the class websites and as all the latest developments will provide full details! Let us know how we can help you in 2011! Contact Melges Europe today!


Melges Asia Pacific Opens New Office, Melges Boats Are All The Rage Down Under

There's nothing hotter down under than Melges sportboats! Melges Asia Pacific recently opened its new headquarters at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in Newport, Sydney Australia. The brand new offices and workshop provide authorized Melges sales, parts and service for repair and upgrades to all new and used Melges boats! Melges Asia Pacific is your official Australasia contact when it comes to purchasing a Melges 32, Melges 24 or an Audi Melges 20. Check out all the excitement and happenings in the Melges 32 like Greg Prescott's 2Unlimited L2H race results and Melges 24s are steady going out the door! Get The Full Update


BIG Midwinter Savings Week At Melges — Don't Miss It!

Melges will be featuring a Midwinter Savings Week which starts Thursday, January 27 and runs through Friday, February 4th. This is in conjunction with the Strictly Sail Show at Chicago’s Navy Pier where Melges will be featuring new boats, new sails and gear. The sale is at the show and at Melges headquarters in Zenda, Wisconsin. You can call Melges direct, e-mail or stop by during this time period and get great savings on new boats, new North Sails, covers, authorized Melges parts, Melges gear – Melges EVERYTHING! It is time to gear up for spring – NOW.

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Melges Hits The Chicago Big Time At Strictly Sail Show, Exclusive Interview With Melges MC Scow Champ Ted Keller

Melges is currently building new Melges MC Scows in Zenda, Wisconsin. We are just reaching MC hull number 2536 so there is steady progression. We will be featuring a brand new boat at the Strictly Sail Show on Chicago’s Navy Pier, January 27-30. Alongside of the MC will be a gorgeous Melges 17 and super sleek Audi Melges 20. Come see the new boats and the Melges Team. The new boats for 2011 look really sharp!

INTERVIEW: Ted Keller has worked his way over the years up to the highest levels of championship sailboat racing. He sails in several Melges classes including the Melges MC Scow, C Scow, E Scow and recently has jumped into the Audi Melges 20 Sportboat class. FULL INTERVIEW

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Rod Jabin Wins Second Consecutive Gold Cup Regatta

Three final races at the 2010 Melges 32 Gold Cup Regatta, hosted by the Lauderdale Yacht Club (LYC) enabled Annapolis' Rod Jabin on Ramrod to win his second consecutive Melges 32 Gold Cup title. This is also the first time ever that anyone has won the event, two years in a row. Jabin's team consisted of tactician Chris Larson and crew of Richard Clarke, Curtis Florence, Ray Wulff, Scott Holmgren and Vann Walke. FULL STORY

TOP TEN RESULTS (FINAL, After eight races)
1.) Rod Jabin | Chris Larson, Ramrod; 4-2-1-12-8-2-[18]-3 = 32
2.) Steve Howe | Morgan Larson, Warpath; [8]-8-1-5-4-8-3-4 = 33
3.) Ryan DeVos | Ed Baird, Volpe; 3-2-3-1-5=14=11=[22/BFD] = 39
4.) Joe Woods | Paul Goodison, Red; 6-[11]-5-9-6-5-6-7 = 44
5.) Jeff Ecklund | Harry Melges, III, STAR; 15-6-8-8-7-1-1-[22/BFD] = 46 
6.) Dalton DeVos| Chris Rast, Delta; 11-9-12-3-[12]-7-2-2 = 46
7.) Lanfranco Cirillo | Michele Paoletti, Fantastica; 7-19-4-2-14-[22/OCS]-4-1 = 51 
8.) Alex Jackson | Rob Greenhalgh, Leenabarca; 1-7-7-15-1-12-[17]-11 = 54
9.) Joel Ronning | Bill Hardesty, Catapult; 5-15-13-6-10-4-9-[17] = 62
10.) Jason Carroll | Dave Ullman, ARGO; 10-10-6-7-9-[18]-12-8 = 62
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2011 Melges Racing Events - Save The Dates

2011 Key West Race Week • January 17-21
Strictly Sail Boat Show Chicago - Melges Booth #230 • January 27-30
Miami Winter Regatta | AM20 Winter Series Event No. 2 • February 11-13
Winter ILYA • February 11-13
Melges 32 Miami Championship • March 4-6
Bacardi Miami Sailing Week • March 7-12
Melges MC Scow Zenda University • March 15-16
2011 MC Scow Midwinter Championship • March 17-19
2011 Melges 17 Midwinter Championship • March 24-26
Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series, Event No. 1, Naples • March 18-20
Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series, Event No. 1, Naples • March 26-27
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