Melges, Ankers and Thielman Take Podium
Taking his grandfather’s advice, Harry Melges IV started first and increased his lead — and ultimately won the Melges 14 Midwinter Championship. Adam Ankers of Privateer Yacht Club (Chattanooga, TN) sailed an extremely consistent series earning a strong second. Daniel Thielman from Corinthian Yacht Club (San Francisco, CA) put his stamp on the final day, earning third place.
WET AND WILD DAY TWO
Wet and wild is the only way to describe today's racing at the Melges 14 Midwinter Championship. Today saw four races in a building 5 to 15 knot breeze, turquoise blue water and 80 degree weather of Sarasota Bay. With one day left, Harry Melges IV, Adam Ankers, Daniel Thielman and Lars Osell have established a solid advantage over the fleet. Thielman and Osell are tied for third, setting tomorrow up to be a battle for the podium. Melges continued his heavy weather dominance today with four bullets.
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Melges 14 NATIONALS
The inaugural Melges 14 U.S. National Championship will be hosted by the Lake Geneva Yacht Club at the beautiful Buddy Melges Sailing Center June 15 – 17, 2018. Lake Geneva is a world-class venue and mid-June is peak sailing season in Wisconsin. LGYC boasts a large, regularly racing Melges 14 fleet. Expect to see a big turnout for this event.
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ABOUT THE MELGES 14
Built by Melges Performance Sailboats and designed by Reichel/Pugh, the Melges 14 is a modern singlehanded one-design made for one or two people. With its large and open transom, there’s never a need to bail. The carbon mast and boom complement its flexible sail plan with three rigs: Gold, Blue and Red. With boats in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa, the Melges 14 is becoming a one-design fleet for the masses. Sailors can order a custom Melges 14 dolly, easily car top it or tow it behind any vehicle. It’s a perfect beach boat, family sailboat or a one-design racing platform. It’s speed, quality, durability, comfort and fun wrapped into one dynamic sailing package.
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