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Inside Melges: The February Issue

by Melges Performance Sailboats 5 Feb 09:00 PST
Inside Melges · The February Issue © Melges Performance Sailboats

MELGES IC37
BACK-TO-BACK WINS FOR PACIFIC YANKEE
Drew Freides and Bill Ruhs Pacific Yankee won the Melges IC37 Lauderdale Cup hosted by Lauderdale Yacht Club January 23-26. Pacific Yankee was helmed by Freides for the second event of the Winter Series after Ruh brought home a first at the Fall Cup. Of course, the pressure was on after Bill won the first event, said Freides. I had to live up to his expectations.


WINNER'S DEBRIEF: NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
Member's Only mainsail trimmer, Brian Kinney, was interviewed by Sailing World about what it takes to compete in this new one-design class. The Members Only syndicate, formed by Jay Cross, Hannah Swett and Brian Kinney, won the Melges IC37 National Championship back in September.

MELGES MC SCOW
ZENDA UNIVERSITY
The Melges Zenda University is a coaching clinic that focuses on everything MC March 10-11 in Eustis, FL. The clinic features topics such as how to care for your equipment, rigging, tuning, and boat handling. The event sells out annually, so register today!


ANDERT WINS MC WINTER EVENT #2
Congratulations to Chris Andert, winner of the second event of the MC Scow Triple Crown Series. Andert's win was powered by a new MC and North Sails Z-Max Main. The final event of the series is the Midwinter Championship March 12-14!

MELGES 14
ON DECK: MELGES 14 MIDWINTERS
The Melges 14 Midwinters marks the start of an exciting Melges 14 racing season! This is one of the premier mid-winter regattas. An hours drive south of Tampa on the West Coast, enjoy reliable winds, and calm, warm waters behind scenic Long Boat Key. Register today and we'll see you down south!

MELGES 32
FLAT STANLEY WINS FORT LAUDERDALE TO KEY WEST RACE
Terry McSweeney and Trey Sheehans Melges 32, Flat Stanley, was the first PHRF boat to finish the Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race, crossing the finish line in 17 hours, 25 minutes to win the division overall. Flat Stanley was also the third monohull to finish the race and their crew member, Nick Ward, won the top navigator award.

MELGES 24
WINTER SERIES EVENT 2: GULARI WINS AS CLASS CONTINUES TO GROW
B ora Gulari and his Melges 24 team put on a light air show winning three of the six races, only dropping a sixth to take top honors. Reigning Melges 24 Corinthian U.S. National Champion Steve Suddath at the helm of 3 ½ Men topped the all-amatuer division charts, placing seventh overall.

MELGES 20
RUSSIAN RE-MATCH AT WINTER SERIES
After NIKA won a tiebreak over Russian Bogatyrs in December, the Melges 20s are back for the second Winter Series event February 7-9. This event serves as the 2020 North American World League kickoff.

MELGES PRO TIPS
DIY BOTTOM CARE & PRODUCTS
Keep it clean! Do you want to add speed to your sailing campaign? One of the best ways to do this is to make sure your hull is clean and slick.

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MORGAN KINNEY · (262) 275-1110 Morgan@Melges.com
EDDIE COX  · (262) 275-1110  Eddie@Melges.com
JIM GLUEK  · (262) 275-1110  Jim@Melges.com
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HARRY MELGES III  · (262) 275-1110  Harry@Melges.com

ABOUT MELGES PERFORMANCE SAILBOATS
Melges is a leading performance sailboat and powerboat supplier that has proudly delivered high-quality boats around the world since 1945. Headquartered in Zenda, Wisconsin, the three-generation family business is proud to be celebrating its 75 th  anniversary in 2020. Innovation, performance, quality and passion are the hallmarks of the Melges brand. For more information about Melges, visit  www.melges.com .
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