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Melges E Scow Spring Racing report

by Melges Performance Sailboats 21 May 2019 21:27 BST
E Scow Spring Racing © Melges Performance Sailboats

The elegant and sleek Melges E Scow is the pinnacle of high speed one-design racing for sailors in North America, from lakes and bays to protected ocean harbors. With over 70 boats regularly hitting the starting line at the National Championship, the Melges E Scow is an ever-growing fleet driven by a design that’s always innovating.
It's high performance, high quality, and high octane!
Each year, the season kicks off early on the warmer waters of Sarasota and Charleston. Cliff Russell won Sarasota, and young Augie Dale-Jewett won Charleston. The Midwest season starts in Lake Geneva every year. This past weekend was the Lake Geneva Spring Regatta and Zenda University – Congratulations to I-9 (Pete Strothman, Bri Porter, Corbett Porter, and John Kotovic) on their win. The National Class E Scow Association, Melges, and North Sails Zenda were proud to present the Zenda University E Scow Clinic the day before the regatta. It was a great day of practice racing, starts, and hands-on coaching all capped off by a drone video debrief. A great learning experience and a perfect way to start the season! The Melges Team has been running Zenda University courses for over 25 years. Also new, the Geneva Lake Sailing School held their Spring X Boat Clinic alongside the E Scow regatta, which meant moms and dads could race E Scows while kids had fun learning and sailing their X Boats. It was a fun-filled weekend for both parents and kids. Learn more about the upcoming X Boat season in the Melges X Boat Racing Report here:
There are lots of great racing opportunities this summer to race your E Scow all across the country. Be sure to support your local fleet by racing on a regular basis. Get ranked, party with a bigger group, and face off against some great competition at the regional and national E Scow regattas – Review the National Class E Scow Association's regatta lineup at See a few choice regattas below.
Melges launched a brand new website over the winter. Enjoy the new simplified shopping experience! Check out the new tapered E Scow sheets from Melges as well as the trusty must-haves. Feel free to call us here in Zenda, Wisconsin with any questions. Better yet, let us help you out while at a regatta! The Melges Team is happy to help you improve your performance.
North Sails Zenda has new sails organized and ready. Give us a call or send us an email so that the North Sails Zenda Team can help you and your E Scow campaign.
Wait until you seen the new 2019 Light-Medium jibs on the water! They look fantastic! Get your orders in early for regatta season. We are ready to help.
Contact Andy Burdick, Jim Gluek or Harry Melges to learn more E Scow sails from North Sails Zenda. Call (262) 275-1110 or email,, or