TIGHT RACING AND TONS OF SMILES
Harry Melges IV earned the first Melges 14 US National Championship title, beating out the fleet of 36 boats at the Lake Geneva Yacht Club.
After nine races, Melges beat out Eddie Cox by a two point margin. Young Chapman Petersen rounded out the podium.
Peyton Ankers of Chattanooga, TN finished one place ahead of San Francisco’s Jennifer Canestra to earn Top Woman. Joey Plummer was the top finishing Blue Rig, and Victor Larimer earned the title in the Red Rig.
The regatta opened with two moderate breeze races on Friday. Sailing to the early regatta lead was Eddie Cox with a solid 2,3. Chapman Petersen used superior downwind boat speed and finished the day in second with a 5,1 followed by Harry Melges III in third with a 3,4. On Saturday morning...