2019 Melges MC Racing


Each winter the MC fleet heads down to Lake Eustis, Florida for a three-regatta series called the Triple Crown. The series culminates with the MC Midwinter Championship, which regularly sees over 60 boats on the starting line. The racing is competitive and the camaraderie is special.

“This is my first regatta in the MC fleet. I come from E Scows. I’m liking this fleet! I’ve met a ton of people, and everyone’s been very welcoming to the class,” said Will Demand. Demand had a spectacular debut in the MC fleet this past weekend in a tough field of competitors at Midwinters, winning the first race of the regatta and earning a strong second place overall with his North Sails Z-Max. "Thinking back at why I was so consistent over the three days was a little luck, being conservative at starts and boat speed. My North Z-Max performed well in all conditions. It bladed out nicely with lots of twist in the breeze and powered up even better in the light stuff without me changing my rig settings."

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Join the MC fleet at one of these great 2019 MC regattas!

  • CEDAR LAKE SPRING REGATTA. May 10-12 at Wisconsin's Cedar Lake Yacht Club. Melges will host a tune-up clinic before the regatta. Details
  • SCOWABUNGA. May 18-19 at Tennessee's Privateer Yacht Club. Melges in attendance. Details
  • GRAND RAPIDS SHAKEDOWN. May 18-19 at Michigan's Grand Rapid's Yacht Club. Melges will host a tune-up clinic before the regatta. Details
  • MC MASTERS NATIONALS. June 20-23 at New York's Keuka Yacht Club. Details
  • ILYA MC INVITATIONAL. July 19-21 at Minnesota's Gull Lake Yacht Club. Melges in attendance. Details
  • WMYA CHAMPIONSHIP. July 31 - August 3 at Michigan's White Lake Yacht Club. Melges in attendance. Details
  • ILYA CHAMPIONSHIP. MC racing is August 15-17 at Wisconsin's Oshkosh Yacht Club. Melges in attendance. Details
  • MC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. The highlight of the season. August 22-25 at the Minnetonka Yacht Club. Melges in attendance. Details
  • MC BLUE CHIP. September 28-29 at the Spring Lake Yacht Club. Details

Over 100 active MC fleets. Get out there. More regattas available at www.mcscow.org.

Melges builds all new MCs in Zenda, Wisconsin, USA.

MC sailing and service is an everyday thing for the Melges Team. We work hard every day to make sure you are getting quality items that will help your MC campaign. Melges.com is a fantastic reference and source for Melges MC items along with information on new North Sails.

Better yet, come to an MC regatta and have the Melges Team provide one-on-one personal service. Let us help you with tuning, covers, repairs, sail questions — anything MC.

“Melges was unbelievably helpful and very patient with all of my questions. Jim had the tools to help me replace my spreader bracket before the regatta,” said Austin Ritter at the 2019 Midwinter Championship.

Melges recently launched a brand new website and shopping experience from beginning to end. It's your destination for everything MC. When you shop Melges, get free U.S. shipping on Harken Blocks everyday.


Tapered MC MainsheetOn sale now! Smooth trimming and lighter weight. Making you a faster, smarter MC sailor.

MC Line Kits On sale now! Get your MC up to speed with the lines being used on new MC scows. Line kits for your: OuthaulBoard, Cunningham, Vang.

40” Carbon Tiller Extension – Mounted with a universal joint for a true feel in steering your MC. Strong and light.

Melges Full Deck Cover – Cover your asset. Keep your boat clean and dry. The best custom cover available for your Melges.

MC Wire Main Halyard  On sale now! Please replace your wire main halyard at least once every 5 years. Don’t have your halyard break during the summer sailing season. Install a new halyard - easy to do - Melges can help.

57mm Harken Carbo Mainsheet Block. Upgrade your blocks as they will wear out over time. If your current blocks are over 7 years old. Consider new. They will make a difference. Melges offers free shipping on Harken Parts. Upgrade today.

The North Sails Z-Max is the fastest, most versatile MC sail on the market. A unique design and soft cloth in the body allows you to shift gears for different conditions and personal preference.

The New Melges MC has been a true success. We re-designed the MC deck in 2017 and since that time we have sold nearly 50 new boats per season. The new open-air deck concept has people buzzing. More room for the sailor and crew. Increased storage space. Easy to work and access boards. Sail control lines that are easy to view and change out when necessary. All with an increase in stiffness, bringing you the most solid Melges MC ever. Track records show the new boats are fast too!

Use our new web tool to request a quote for your new 2019 Melges MC today: www.melges.com/request-a-quote/. Find out more by contacting the Melges Team.

Every year, Melges Performance Sailboats teaches Zenda University, a two-day clinic and instructional regatta at the Lake Eustis Sailing Club in Florida. Immediately after we close the books on Zenda U, sailors get a chance to test out their new skillset at MC Midwinters.

It's a great way to get into the swing of things for the new season.

“2019 ZU was better than ever! And I’ve been to 11 or 12 of them now. I intend to keep going,” said Phil Ecklund.

“Zenda University was what I needed to get more competitive and comfortable on the race course. That two days has given me more confidence in my decision making abilities on the race course. After ZU, I am now racing with my home fleet instead of chasing them from a leg behind. Sailboat racing has just gotten a lot more fun,” – Sally Payne

Want to get your name on the ZU list for 2020? email andy burdick at andy@melges.com

About the Melges MC


An original design by the Melges family in 1956, it is unique in the fact that you can sail single-handed or double-handed. Sailing solo is easy, taking a crew is fun!

  • Built in Zenda, Wisconsin USA by the Melges Team.
  • Race with friends and family
  • All ages, all sizes
  • Sail with one or two
  • Simple tuning
  • Powerful sail plan offering the maximum in maneuverability and stability
  • New open cockpit design
  • Step the mast on your own

The Melges MC is one of the largest, most popular one-design fleets in North America. The scow design maximizes speed yet provides unmatched stability. There are more than 100 active fleets nationwide.

Plan to visit with a Melges Representative at upcoming MC Scow championships. View new boats, ask about new North Sails and see the latest in authorized Melges Parts.

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