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Inside Melges: The August Issue

by Melges Performance Sailboats 6 Aug 16:26 BST
2021 ILYA X Boat Championship © Melges Performance Sailboats
MELGES X BOAT
INLAND CHAMPIONSHIP
The Melges/Quantum Sails Zenda Team was onsite supporting youth sailors at the 2021 ILYA X Boat Championship. More than 100 teams competed in the event July 29-31 in Pewaukee, WI. The new Quantum Sails were fast finishing top of the fleets throughout the six races. The Championship titles were awarded to Jimmy Hughes and John Kotovic (Junior Fleet) and Kamron Kaiser and Peter Goggins (Senior Fleet).

RESULTS | PHOTOS
SKEETA & NIKKI
FOILING FIRST
The U.S. SailGP Team hosted its first Learn to Foil camp with the Bristol Yacht Club and East Bay Sailing Foundation July 20-21 as it kicked off Foiling First. The two-day camp introduced 35 community youth and coaches to foiling on the Skeeta and Nikki through extensive individual coaching sessions, safety briefings, and equipment overviews. Melges is proud to be the exclusive North American dealer for Skeeta Foiling Craft. Email sales@melges.com to learn more and request a quote.

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MELGES 15
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Registration is open for the inaugural Melges 15 National Championship hosted by Lake Geneva Yacht Club September 17-19. Early Fall in the Midwest is unmatched with consistent winds, warm water, and rockin' after-parties.

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CGOD SUCCESS
The Zenda Team took the Melges 15s west for the Columbia Gorge One-Design Regatta hosted by the Columbia Gorge Racing Association July 31-August 1. Sailors traveled from as far as Florida to experience the legendary venue known for its stiff breeze and extraordinary views. 

RESULTS
MELGES E SCOW
QUANTUM TOPS LEADERBOARD
Quantum Sails won every race at the ILYA E Scow Invitational on Lake Mendota, WI, and all top-five finishers raced with Quantum Sails. Congratulations to I-2 Vincent Porter, Coye Harrett, Clifford Porter, and Monroe Melges!

RESULTS | NEW SAILS 
EASTERNS
The Melges/Quantum Sails Zenda team is onsite supporting and competing in the E Scow Eastern Championship at Chautauqua Lake Yacht Club in Lakewood, NY this weekend. The Team has parts available and is ready to talk new Quantum Sails in time for the Inland Championship!

EVENT INFO
MELGES MC SCOW
DRIESSEN WINS MC INVITE
Congratulations to Vince Driessen on his win at the ILYA MC Invitational. Vince took his new Quantum Sails Powerzone to the top of the podium finishing strong with two race wins!

RESULTS | NEW SAILS
MELGES SCOWS
INLAND CHAMPIONSHIP 
The Melges/Quantum Sails Zenda Team will be onsite for the Big Dance, the ILYA Championship, in Okoboji, IA August 16-21. Hundreds of sailors in the A Scow, C Scow, E Scow, and MC Scows Classes will be duking it out for the oldest trophies in Melges sailing. The team from Zenda is ready to help you compete at your best! Shop Melges Sailing Supply for parts or email sales@melges.com to learn more about new Quantum Sails for your program. 

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MELGES 24
ACT 4: ITALIAN MELGES 24 TOUR
The second event of the European Sailing Series 2021 finished with nine races July 23-25. Garda played tricks, showing both the usual face and presenting tricky conditions for the Melges 24 fleet of eighteen teams from nine countries. Three days of racing and three different leaders, where Estonian Tõnu Tõnistes team on Lenny managed to climb to the top on the final day, taking the overall and Corinthian victories. 

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STATE OF THE CLASS WITH LAURA GRONDIN
It's been almost 30 years, and the Melges 24 remains a popular one-design boat for serious racers thanks to its planing-friendly hull form, powerful asymmetric spinnaker, and strong class association. Sail World checked in with Laura Grondin, who serves as chair and treasurer of the International Class' executive committee, to learn more about the current state of the Melges 24 Class.

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MELGES 14
SAVE THE DATE: NATIONALS
Set your sights on Flowery Branch, GA just outside Atlanta for the 2021 Melges 14 National Championship! The champion will be crowned October 2-3 at Lake Lanier Sailing Club.

EVENT CALENDAR
MELGES EUROPE
GARDA LAKE RALLY
The Melges World League Event 3 - Malcesine had fun, challenging sailing in a variety of conditions for the Melges 32, Melges 20, Melges 14 fleets.

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QUANTUM SAILS
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