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Temperature rising for the Melges IC37 Class

by Melges Performance Sailboats 21 Nov 2019 18:34 PST 22-24 November 2019
Melges IC37 Winter Series - Practice day in Fort Lauderdale © Melges Performance Sailboats

Wasting no time at all, the North American Melges IC37 Class is capping off the 2019 Season with the start of the 2019-20 Winter Series in Fort Lauderdale, Florida November 22-24. The series will continue with events in January and March.

Leading the class is New York Yacht Club Commodore Phil Lotz with Arethusa. Lotz emphasized that the Winter Series is vital to class growth and improvement.

"It is now a proven successful model to establish a 'base' of operation in Florida during the North American winter and have the teams travel to that spot about once a month," he said. "It's a great way for people to take delivery of their boat and get right into the class at a friendly, helpful venue. Plus some coaching and tips from teams that have been sailing the boat a few months longer is a great way to get up to speed and hone skills while having a great time in the warm sun."

Chosen for its accessibility and stress-free logistics, Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina is hosting the fleet with Lauderdale Yacht Club running race management. Race Committee plans to stage racing on an open ocean course two miles from the docks.

Racing is scheduled to take place Friday-Sunday. To follow all the action at the Fall Cup - Melges IC37 Winter Series, follow Melges Performance Sailboats on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and the IC37 Class website.

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