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2017 News Archive

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Freides Crowned Melges 20 U.S. National Champ

A massive round of congratulations is in order for newly crowned Drew Freides on PACIFIC YANKEE. He and his team which includes Morgan Reeser and Charlie Smythe are the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Champions. Full Story.

Newport Long Haul

The sunny skies on Day One of the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship hosted by Sail Newport were replaced with low flying southerly squalls and an on-time 1100 start Full Story.

A Pacific Yankee Doodle Dandy Opening Day

On a traditional sunny, summer day, Newport is known for giving sailors a headfake with a weak, northerly, morning breeze, only to have that fade into a solid, southwest seabreeze. Full Story.

Newport Pow Wow

Summer sailing and racing in Newport is at its seasonal high point and smack dab in the middle of it all, is the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship hosted by Sail Newport happening on August 17-19 Full Story.

CA No. 1: 2017 Oktoberfest, September 23-24

The Melges 20 Class is happy to invite teams to join in racing at the OKTOBERFEST taking place September 23rd - 24th on Lake Starnberg. Full Story.

From Russia With Love - Rytov Crowned 2017 Melges 20 European Champion

Congratulations to 2017 Melges 20 European Champions Igor Rytov at the helm of RUSSIAN BOGATYRS and crew members Konstantin Besputin and Anton Sergeev. Full Story.

Rytov Continues to Defend Lead at 2017 Melges 20 European Championship

As Rytov tightens his grasp on the lead at the Europeans, the Melges 20 World League fleet anticipates a very intense final day of racing in Šibenik Full Story.

Russian Bogatyrs Rule After Four Races At 2017 European Championship

Day two in Šibenik, Croatia at the 2017 Melges 20 European Championship delivered three races and as predicted, two of the fleets toughest teams are seated at the top of the scoreboard each sharing in equal points with two more days of racing left to complete. Full Story.

Novoselov’s ‘Victor’ Commands 2017 Melges 20 European Championship

Boiling temperatures, light winds and great aggression — these were the key elements of opening day at the 2017 Melges 20 European Championship taking place in Šibenik, Croatia. Full Story.

Melges 20 Euros Start In Šibenik

The Melges 20 World League is on the verge of its ninth global event (out of 16 sanctioned, worldwide) spanning three continents (Asia, Europe and North America). Full Story.

CA No. 4: Šibenik, European Championship

Get ready for racing and fight for the 2017 Melges European title. Full Story.

CA No. 3: Šibenik, European Championship

Welcome to the 2017 Melges 20 European Championship. Please take a moment to review the following useful information. Full Story.

Pacific Yankee Doodle Dandy

Final day showdown gives way to a big victory for California’s Drew Freides sailing Pacific Yankee, European Championship up next on Melges 20 World League calendar Full Story.

Thielman Takes Melges 20 Fleet Control At 2017 Sail Newport Regatta

With a much drier start, Melges 20 teams took to the ‘outside’ race course on Narragansett Bay for Day Two of the 2017 Sail Newport Regatta. Full Story.

Soggy Sail Newport

If there was ever a day for perfect foul weather gear and a Sou’Wester rain hat, opening day of the 2017 Sail Newport Regatta was it. Full Story.

Sail Newport Rumble

In the height of a Newport summer, the only thing more happening than the nightlife on Thames Street is the sailboat racing on Narragansett Bay. Full Story.

CA No. 2: Šibenik, European Championship

The 2017 European Championship and Melges World League Event No. 4 is fast approaching — the windy Croatian waters of Šibenik are ready to welcome the fleet to four days of fast sailing, fierce competition and fun times. Full Story.

CA No. 1: Šibenik, European Championship

The Melges 20 teams will compete on the Croatian race course in Šibenik for the 2017 European Championships and the Melges World League Event #4 on July 12th - 15th, hosted by Sailing Club VAL and D-Marin Mandalina. Full Story.

R•O•C•K•I•N•G in the USA

With Melges 20 racing in full-on, wide-open mode around the globe, the best place to be this summer and onward into the fall months is the USA - Newport, Rhode Island to be exact. Three extraordinary racing events are on the horizon — Sail Newport Regatta, Nationals and Worlds. Full Story.

All Russian Podium In Zadar

The third event of the 2017 Melges 20 World League, European Division came to a close today with a full and complete, top-to-bottom Russian podium. The last day of racing commenced under very shifty conditions. Full Story.

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