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Inside Melges: The November Issue

by Hannah Noll, Melges Performance Sailboats 22 Nov 2018 08:00 PST
The Melges 40 Grand Prix comes to a close for the 2018 year with STIG on top © Melges 40 / Barracuda Communication

MELGES 40 GRAND PRIX FINALE

The Melges 40 Grand Prix comes to a close for the 2018 year with STIG on top, after also being crowned champion of the final Melges 40 regatta of the season, held in Lanzarote.

“We are really delighted to have achieved our goal of the season, and that was to defend our Grand Prix title for a second consecutive time,” said Rombelli. “We did this thanks to a very well structured program. In regards to every single detail, our crew did an excellent job giving us the best performance. We didn't start the season very well, so we were always racing uphill and chasing the leader, but in the end we completed our work to the fullest.”

BEST OF THE BEST

Pete Strothman wins the Pillsbury Cup!

The Inland Lake Yachting Association's most prestigious sailing award is the Edmund Pillsbury Memorial Cup. It is awarded annually to the skipper who makes the most outstanding record in the annual Inland Lake Yachting Association Championship.

This year, Peter Strothman was awarded the Cup for his consistent performance in the ILYA Championship's MC fleet. Peter is the third recipient in the Strothman Family to receive this prestigious award. Peter's father Jack won in the D class 1962, and his brother David won in the C fleet in 1999. In Peter's acceptance speech, he acknowledged his family's past, but he enthusiastically spoke of the future of sailing. With three children under 10, Strothman rarely races without one or more children on the boat. The joy of sharing and teaching his children exemplifies his dedication to the sport and its continuation. Congratulations to a leader on the water in more ways than one. This selfless dedication to giving back resulted in a true champion named as the ILYA's Best Sailor of the Year.
MELGES 32 WORLDS

Twice as nice! Defending 2017 Champion Pavel Kuznetsov at the helm of TAVATUY won the Melges 32 Class' most prestigious trophy for a second year in a row. They are the 2018 Melges 32 World Champions! This is truly an accomplishment within itself, as only once before has the Class been witness to a double, back-to-back World Champion. In 2013/2014 it was Jason Carroll's ARGO, today it is Russia's Pavel Kuznetsov.

Top 5 Results: 
1 TAVATUY Pavel Kuznetsov/Evgeny Neugodnikov
2 GIOGI Matteo Balestrero/Branko Brcin
3 CAIPIRINHA Martin Rientjes/Gabrielle Benussi
4 TORPYONE Edoardo Lupi/Massimo Pessina/Lorenzo Bressani
5 LA PERICOLOSA Christian Schwoerer/Nik Asher

MELGES IC37 FACTORY OPEN DAY

You’re Invited! Spend time onboard a completed IC37 and take a tour of the Fibre Mechanics factory in Lymington, UK December 7-8 to learn about IC37 construction and assembly.

See the boat in four different stages of production:

  • Ready for delivery – Visitors can step onboard a complete IC37 by Melges.
  • Bare hull and deck shell mouldings
  • Hull with bulkheads and engine and electrical system installed
  • Hull and deck complete before fitting of keel and rudder
BLACK FRIDAY SAVINGS

Save 10% on new One-Design Sails from North Sails Zenda!

Savings End November 26th.
DECADES OF DEDICATION

Beginning with founder Harry C. Melges in 1945, Melges Performance Sailboats has been a symbol of quality, excellence and experience. The company identity is rooted in generations of groundbreaking ideas.

It's impossible to separate the history of our company with that of our family. With four Melges generations now in the mix, the future is bright.

Writers from Sailing World Magazine came to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin earlier this year and joined a conversation between 17-year-old Harry Melges IV and Buddy. Read the article, Olympic 49er Hopeful Harry Melges IV Now Carries the Family Name .
MELGES 20 WINTER SERIES

One Epic Venue — Four Incredible Events.
The  Melges 20  fleet takes to Miami for four events this winter. For 2019, the Miami Winter Series serves as a three-part precursor to the Melges 20 World Championship held in Miami. Charters are available – Contact sales@melges.com .
USED MELGES SCOWS AVAILABLE
Email sales@melges.com to learn more.

  • Melges MC 2384. Boat Only. Boat located at Melges. $4,995.00

  • Melges MC 2619. Boat, Trailer, North Sails Zmax, Cover. Sailed less than 5 times. $10,500.00

  • Melges 17 #228. Boat, Trailer, Sails, Cover. Boat is in like-new condition. Boat located at Melges. $10,250.00

  • Melges 17 #230. Boat, Trailer, Sails, Cover. Boat in excellent condition. Boat located at Melges. $10,250.00
MELGES 14 MIDWINTERS

Registration for Melges 14 Midwinters in sunny Sarasota, Florida is now open — Register now:  Melges14.com/regattas

SOUTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP

Another edition of the annual Melges 14 Southern Championship is in the books! Hear from some of the southern sailors about their experience being a part of the  Melges 14  community. Watch the video . Results .
UPCOMING MELGES 24 WORLDS

2019 Italian Melges 24 Worlds will be in Villasimius in Sardinia, October 5-12.

The following year, Charleston USA will play host to the 2020 Melges 24 World Championship May 1-9, 2020. Denmark will host the 2021 Worlds. These decisions and more were made at the recent Melges 24 Class Annual General Meeting .
E BLUE CHIP PHOTOS

Ultimate Sailing's Sharon Green was on the water snapping photos at the 2018 E Scow Blue Chip. Awesome wind and beautiful skies were on our side! Check out Sharon's photo album.
CONTACT MELGES  Sales@melges.com (262) 275-1110

CONTACT A LOCAL MELGES DEALER:  bit.ly/MelgesDealers

ABOUT MELGES PERFORMANCE SAILBOATS
The leading, performance sailboat supplier has proudly delivered high quality boats around the world for nearly 75 years. Each Melges boat is built with pride and backed by an experienced, knowledgeable team. Learn more at Melges.com .
Inside Melges · The November Issue · November 21, 2018

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