Melges Performance Sailboats is excited to announce that Annapolis Sail Works has joined its network of dealers. Situated conveniently in Annapolis, MD, ASW offers sales of the Melges 15, Melges 14, Skeeta, and Nikki.

A veteran-owned and operated company, Jake Crespin and Jeff Daigle established Annapolis Sail Works in 2023 to serve the Chesapeake Bay waterfront community with high-quality sailboats, equipment, repair services, and expertise. Crespin and Daigle are both avid lifelong sailors with extensive sailing and marine industry backgrounds and a passion for boats, performance, and recreational sailing. Daigle is a retired career Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot and a Texas Maritime Academy graduate, where he was captain of the varsity sailing team. Crespin is a career Marine Corps Infantry Officer and graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, where he sailed on the Kings Point varsity dinghy and offshore teams. Both owners raced various classes of dinghies, keelboats, and offshore boats. They founded Annapolis Sail Works to make high-performance and recreational sailing on the Chesapeake Bay more accessible and sustainable by bringing a full-service dinghy shop back to Annapolis, MD.

Renowned for its rich maritime history and vibrant sailing community, Annapolis has a number of budding Melges 15 fleets at clubs like Severn Sailing Association, Eastport Yacht Club, and Annapolis Yacht Club. Notably, the Melges 15 met the strict membership and regatta participation requirements for a new class sanction at Severn Sailing Association. With this sanction, the fleet will be able to organize two annual events with socials and perpetual trophies.

“The simplicity and high-performance attributes of the Melges 15 make it an exceptionally well-suited boat for the sailing communities of the Chesapeake Bay, which is why the fleet has grown so quickly over the last few years,” agreed Crespin and Daigle.

Annapolis Sail Works will be supporting current owners while offering demos to interested buyers and organizations.

Crespin added, “We would like to see the Melges 15 fleet expand to encompass more families with junior sailors who can join their parents on the water whether crewing or at the helm for a multigenerational fun-filled experience on the racecourse. Annapolis Sail Works is excited to join the Melges community and support juniors to professionals, in achieving their goals and expanding the fleet on the Bay!”

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