THE CLOCK IS TICKING ON THE MELGES FALL SAVINGS EVENT

The Melges shop and the North Sails Zenda loft are buzzing with activity. We're firing on all cylinders during the 2017 Melges Fall Savings Campaign – Now through October 1st.

Haven't pulled the trigger yet? Now is the best time of the year to consider a new boat and a fresh set of North Sails. It's the season to save.

5% off new Melges Scows, 10% off accessories & new boat options, and 15% off one-design North Sails from North Sails Zenda — Good through October 1st.

Check out the new 2018 Melges MC in action and buy one during the Melges Fall Savings period.
NEW BOATS SOLD

The brand new IC37 by Melges is off the ground and running — New boats sold at the Newport Boat Show!


BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK

Production is already underway at Westerly Marine of Santa Ana, California, an experienced builder capable of very high quality offshore builds. Get a Behind the Scenes look into the production process.


CONNECT WITH THE MELGES IC37 CLASS

Like the brand new Facebook Page & follow the new class on Instagram and Twitter.
MELGES 40 GRAND PRIX – ACT 2

Valencia, here we come! The Melges 40 Grand Prix is not holding anything back. The red carpet is ready! Experience the spectacle of the Melges 40 for yourself in Valencia, Spain October 11-14. The new Melges 40 team, SIKON – Samurai Spirit , will make their debut.


MELGES 40 WALK-THROUGH

Can't make it to Valencia? Get the walk-through right here, featuring Federico Michetti, President of Melges Europe, in this video by Sailing Anarchy.
MELGES 20 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP APPROACHING
Melges World League enters a critical stage in the season

With the Melges 20 World Championship in Newport, Rhode Island quickly approaching, sailors are taking a close look at the Melges 20 World League rankings.

The Melges World League is the official, international circuit of the Melges 20 fleet. It all started in February at the Miami Winter Series. Twelve events scattered across Europe, Asia and North America, featuring 85 teams representing 17 nations has defined the ranking thus far. Igor Rytov’s  RUSSIAN BOGATYRS  is proving with each passing event that his team is the strongest in the overall standings.

Worldwide however, the match remains wide open with four final events left to complete —  Worlds  in Newport, Hayama, Zushi (both in Japan) and the opening act of the  2017-18 Miami Winter Series . With potentially 80 points still to be awarded on the international circuit, Rytov’s leadership is anything but secure.

The Corinthian standings are as equally contested. Emanuele Savoini’s  EVINRUDE  leads the division. Jay Golison’s  MIDLIFE CRISIS  and John Brown’s  BLIND SQUIRREL follow in second and third.

Top Ten Melges 20 World League Results: 
1 Russian Bogatyrs, Igor Rytov  RUS
2 Nika, Vladimir Prosikhin  RUS
3 Mascalzone Latino, Achille Onorato  ITA
4 Pacific Yankee, Drew Freides  USA
5 Pirogovo,  Alexander Ezhkov  RUS
5 Wildman,  Liam Kilroy  USA
5 Mag Tiny,  Krzysztof Krempec  POL
5 Cinghiale,  Rob Wilber  USA
5 Samba Pa Ti,  John Kilroy, Jr.  USA
5 Maolca,  Manfredi Vianini Tolomei  ITA

KUZNETSOV CROWNED MELGES 32 WORLD CHAMPION

For four days straight, Russia's Pavel Kuznetsov and tactician Evgeny Neugodnikov, with TAVATUY crew members Konstantin Besputin, Egor Koniukhovskii, Oleg Krivov, Alexander Patrushev, Anton Sergeev, and Valeriy Zatsarinskiy declared that the 2017 Melges 32 Boero World Championship belonged to them. Without debate, their performance was one of strength, consistency and no fear. Today, for what seems like an ever-elusive dream to some, is a reality for Kuznetsov – He and his team are Melges 32 World Champions.

"After four years of great sailing and so much fun in the Melges 32 Class, we can raise above us the most beautiful and important trophy of our entire career," said Kuznetsov post racing. "The team did a great job, and I am so proud to be bringing this accomplishment, for the first time to Russia, a country that deeply loves to sail. We just want to celebrate this huge success."

UP NEXT: SOUTHERN CHAMPS & ODP CLINIC
Melges 14 Tour Marches on

The Melges Team and our network of dealers have travelled from coast to coast giving hundreds of people the opportunity to get a tiller in their hand and try out the fun new boat from Melges. The 2017 Melges 14 Tour has been a huge success – New fleets are popping up all across the country.

The Melges 14 is a perfect beach boat, family-style sailboat or one-design racing platform. Many are finding that the Melges 14 is a great cross-trainer for improving performance in their other racing classes.

2017 has seen a number of successful regattas for the Melges 14 fleet so far. The fleet has come together for racing in Norfolk, VA, Sarasota, FL, Lake Geneva, WI, Grosse Pointe, MI, Culver, IN, San Francisco, CA, and more.

The US Sailing Olympic Development Program (ODP) has arrived in Lake Geneva to train the Midwest's best junior sailors in the Melges 14. Follow the Midwest High Performance Sailing Camp action here. The clinic starts today!

Next up: The Melges 14 fleet heads to Lake Lanier in Georgia for the Melges 14 Southern Championship October 28-29. New boats and charters are available. Contact Melges today to get in on the action.
CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS NOW
Kevin Welch's Mikey leads the NorAm Tour rankings

Today begins the battle for the Canadian national title in the Melges 24 Class. Hosted by the National Yacht Club in Toronto, Canada, the 'CNats' is also the final act of the NorAm Tour. Kevin Welch's Mikey leads the NorAm rankings followed by Michael Goldfarb's Warcanoe , and Brian Porter's Full Throttle .

September delivers great seasonal wind to this freshwater venue between the Midwest and the Atlantic seaboard. After each day of racing on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario, the fleet will be treated to fine dining and entertainment in Toronto's metropolis.



TIGHT COMPETITION IN THE MELGES 24 EUROPEAN SAILING SERIES
Hungarian FGF Sailing Team wins Medemblik

Five events of the 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series have been held so far, and the series' finale is approaching. 88 teams from 18 nations, including 55 Corinthian teams, have been racking up points.

Hungarian FGF SAILING TEAM of Domonkos Rozsnyay with Robert Bakoczy helming won the penultimate event in Medemblik last weekend and were crowned as the Dutch Melges 24 Champions 2017 with a solid margin ahead of Dutch TEAM KESBEKE/SIKA/GILL securing second place and GILL RACE TEAM (GBR) rounding out the podium in third.

The Melges 24 European Sailing Series will come to an end in Luino, Italy in October with the 14th edition of the  Lino Favini Cup , also considered the Melges 24 Swiss Open Championship and the 4th Act of Melges 24 Italian Series 2017.

Read more about the series here .
BOAT SHOW ACTION

After a successful run at the Newport Boat Show, the Melges Team has two upcoming boat shows: The Annapolis Boat Show and the Genoa Boat Show. See the Melges 14 up close and talk to the team about the brand new IC37 by Melges .

Join us in historic downtown Annapolis October 5-9 for the United States Sailboat Show, an internationally acclaimed sailboat show claiming the title of the largest in-water sailboat show in the world. East Coast Sailboats, an official Melges 14 dealer, will be on site with the Melges Team. Stop by land spaces 15B and 43. For more information, email sales@melges.com.

The Genoa International Boat Show starts now and runs through Monday, September 25th. Recognized as the biggest boat show in the Mediterranean, it is not to be missed. The new Melges 14 and limited edition Helly Hansen Melges World League attire are available for purchase. For more information, email info@melgeseurope.com.
THIS JUST IN

Brand new tees from Melges. Soft, lightweight cotton. Short-sleeved or long-sleeved. $20.

Free UPS Ground Shipping in the continental U.S. until October 1st.

Contact the  Melges Team today to place your order. Email Eddie or Andy at  sales@melges.com.
MELGES USA   Sales@melges.com
(262) 275-1110

MELGES EUROPE   Info@MelgesEurope.com

MELGES ASIA PACIFIC  Heath@Melges.com.au

MELGES GERMANY  Info@Melges14.de

MELGES JAPAN Info@MelgesJapan.com


ABOUT MELGES PERFORMANCE SAILBOATS
For more than 70 years, Melges has proudly delivered superior-built scows and sportboats around the world — New to the Melges family are the Melges 14, the IC37 by Melges, and the Melges 40. Melges Performance Sailboats provides continuous customer service and product support unlike anyone else. Every Melges boat is signed, sealed, endorsed and delivered race ready by the best, for the best.
Inside Melges · The September Issue · September 22, 2017

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