MELGES WORLD LEAGUE BATTLE BEGINS

Introducing the 2018 Melges World League.

Now in its second year, the Melges World League is the ultimate one-design competition, uniting Melges owners across the globe. The streamlined Melges 20 and Melges 32 championship system is a season-long series with global regattas hosted at the world’s most desirable venues featuring sailing's best owner/drivers and corinthian sailors, providing yet another layer of world-class, exciting competition.

The World League season kicked off last weekend in Miami. Watch the feature video here .
MELGES RACING INTERVIEW

We are thankful to have Christian Spencer participate in our Melges Interview this month. Christian is a young scow sailor from Pewaukee, Wisconsin. Melges President, Andy Burdick, touched base with Christian for this month’s interview. Read it here .

"Competition and friends are what bring me back every year to keep competing at a high level. It is fun to compete, sail really fast, and make good friends while doing it."

"In the E Scow, the best sailors have years more experience with the boat than me. We know that it is going to take a while to get good, so we are just going to keep on working on stuff and having fun, going fast."

"I am extremely thankful to have grown up in such a strong sailing environment. My parents and grandparents have always supported me in my sailing and buying new North Sails for me. I know I drive my brother crazy sometimes about how often I want to go sailing, but he has been the best crew possible and I can’t wait to continue our sailing career together. I would never have been able to complete my sailing accomplishments if it were not for my family for always supporting me and all of my friends who I am growing up sailing with and against. We have always been able to push each other to become the best we can."
7 STEPS IN THE NORTH SAIL DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

North Sails is the exclusive sail supplier to the new IC37 by Melges. A fun, modern 37-foot race boat, this exciting new class will make its debut in late spring. North Sails experts worked closely with the Melges IC37 Class team to design an inventory that best supports this Corinthian class. The high performance yet cost-controlled inventory focuses on smarts and crew work rather than managing a large sail inventory.

In a seven-step process passed down from years of America’s Cup development, the Melges IC37 sails were modeled in a variety of...

Here are the seven steps applied in the sail development process for the new Melges IC37 Class. Read More .
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

Test drive the Melges Power 26 at the Miami International Boat Show this weekend. Learn More.

Reply to this email to request a time slot.
MUSTO MELGES 24 AUSTRALIAN NATIONALS

Less than week until the Musto 2018 Melges 24 Australian Titles to be held in Port Lincoln on February 19-23. This year Musto is the generous major sponsor of the 2018 Melges 24 Australian Titles. "We have worked really hard with the Melges Association to have these titles here as we are sure the waters of Boston Bay will be a great place to sail these high performance, one design sportboats," said Andy Dyer, Chairman Lincoln Week Committee. Andy Wharton and his team on ACCREWED INTEREST will be there to defend their 2017 title. Read More .


MELGES 24 MIAMI TUNE-UP

 Melges 24 Teams from around the globe attended the midwinter tune-up weekend in Miami, Florida. This was an event to start all events – a very special regatta in which teams were coached, interviewed and video taped for further review. All of this done with one goal in mind: Improvement! Read More .
Accrewed Interest // Photo by Ally Graham
MELGES 40 GRAND PRIX SEASON

Teams are busy preparing for kickoff of the 2018 Melges 40 Grand Prix season. The Warm-up Event is March 8-10 in Palma de Mallorca at Real Club Nautico de Palma. A new team joins the ranks for 2018!

The Melges 40 season officially begins on May 3-6 with Grand Prix Event No. 1 – PalmaVela at Real Club Nautico de Palma.
RAMP UP YOUR MELGES X BOAT PROGRAM FOR 2018

Get ready for large regatta turnouts, tactical sailing, social and fun! Mark your calendars for this season's X Boat highlights, and find more events at XBoat.org.

July 9-10 Geneva Lake Sailing School (GLSS) Regatta

July 16-17 Oshkosh Xtreme X Regatta

July 25-28 ILYA Championship on Pewaukee Lake · Over 120 X boats expected!


Ramp up your program for 2018! Reply to this email for pricing on new North Sails, authorized parts, and Melges Covers.

The Melges Team is here to help your X Boat team sail faster this year. Email Andy, Eddie, Harry, or Jimmy for help with your X Boat program.
Photo by Mac Six
MELGES 14 TIPS FROM HARKEN BLOCKHEADS

Learn how to create fast, repeatable settings on your Melges 14 in this Harken Blockheads video featuring John Pearce of US Sailing. Visit Harken Blockheads.com to watch the video.


MELGES 14 NATIONALS IN LAKE GENEVA

West Coast, East Coast — Sailors from around the country are coming together for the inaugural Melges 14 U.S. National Championship June 15-17 at the Lake Geneva Yacht Club. Register at LGYC.org or reply to this email to learn more about new boats.


NATIONAL LEADERSHIP FORUM

Melges was happy to take part in the  US Sailing  Leadership Forum in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Three  Melges 14 s were beach launched and sailed by many on a beautiful 70 degree day with a 10-15 knot breeze.

The event brings together industry leaders from around North America to discuss the state of the sport and plan to ensure longterm growth. The Melges Team is excited to be part of the discussion and looks forward to next year's National Sailing Programs Symposium in Jacksonville, FL.
PRE-ORDER THE VELOCITEK PRISM
THE ULTRA LIGHT RACING COMPASS

The Velocitek Prism is a stripped down racing compass. The Prism provides unprecedented accuracy, coupled with a massive display, in a compact package. At a mere 137 g (4.8 oz) it is the world's lightest racing compass. The Prism’s sunlight-readable, high-contrast LCD screen features 29.8mm (1.1”) tall digits in a font that’s optimized for readability. This means that if your boat’s under 40ft long you’ll be able to mount the Prism on your mast and read it easily from anywhere in the cockpit, even if you don’t have perfect vision.

Class Legal for all Melges Sportboats and Melges Scows.

Melges is offering Free UPS Ground Shipping in the continental U.S. when you pre-order from our team. Free Shipping is good for orders placed before March 15. Pre-Orders ship April 2018. Pre-order now Velocitek Prism for $39 9.

Contact the  Melges Team  today to place your order — Simply reply to this email or contact us at  sales@melges.com .
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Inside Melges · The February Issue · February 16, 2018

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