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Friends and Family,

As a worldwide community, Melges has taken some immense strides in the past two years. We’ve continued to push the boundaries of innovation in scows & sportboats, our foundation, all while growing and launching two new additions to the Melges family: the Melges 14 and the Melges 40.

We’ll use this new newsletter platform to give you the inside edge on what’s happening in the global Melges community. You’ll see footage from Melges regattas, news about your one-design class, and tips from the Melges Team.

Think Sailing. Think Melges.


Melges 40 Video

Melges 40 — Keelboat of the Year
We’re happy to announce the Melges 40 was selected as the Keelboat of the Year by Yachts & Yachting Magazine.

Its twin rudders, retractable bow sprit and canting keel make her the ultimate race boat.


Melges World League

We just launched the Melges World League, a new racing format that will unite global circuits for the 2017 season. Designed to increase rivalry and enhance the overall racing experience, the League will include the Melges 20 and Melges 32 spanning the North American, European and Asian regions.

Fundamentally, the Melges World League will connect these Melges Classes internationally into one, all-encompassing, professionally managed major league organized by Melges Performance Sailboats.

Over 140 teams are expected to compete in the 2017 Melges World League representing at least 20 nations, with more than 500 sailors actively participating:

• Three (3) World League Divisions – North America, Europe, Asian
• Over 140 Teams Competing
• Battle for Division Supremacy
• One (1) overall Melges World League Champion

Learn more here:

Melges 14 Midwinters

Melges 14 Innovation

Melges 14 Innovation
The Melges 14 now has three rigs: Gold, Blue, and Red. The brand new Red rig is the smallest – at 58 square feet, it’s a perfect size rig for smaller sailors ranging from 75-125 lbs.

Learn more at


Zenda University

Zenda University
Melges MC Scow sailors: Spots are filling up quickly for Zenda University!

Treat yourself to a warm weather experience March 6-8 at Lake Eustis, Florida just before MC Midwinters. Zenda U is a one-of-a-kind Melges MC Scow clinic with regatta racing, drills, and personalized top-level coaching from the experts — all with the goal of getting you sailing your MC faster than ever. Send us an emailnow to claim your spot in the instructional regatta:


From Federico’s Desk
Melges Europe is always on and always active during the winter months because Melges sailing never sleeps! We’ve been busy launching the new Melges World League, the worldwide racing format for Melges 20 & 32 Classes. We’ll start the World League off with a bang in Miami next week. MWL European Division will launch at the end of March at the first-rate venue of Porto Venere, Italy.

We’ve also been working to grow the new Melges 40 class. Thank you all for all of your interest and positive feedback. The 40 has been catching the interest of many owners and teams worldwide. The spotlight now moves from testing to racing, with the upcoming Melges 40 Grand Prix. The Melges 40 will create a new benchmark in the world of one-design racing.



Melges 24

Melges 24 Takes On Helsinki
The Melges 24 class has been a breakthrough design since we first launched it in 1993. To this day, it continues to be the best sportboat out there, as exemplified by the 2016 Melges 24 World Championship that just wrapped up in December, attracting both top-level professional sailors and also a healthy fleet of corinthians. 2017 will be a great year for the class, with the Melges 24 World Championship in Helsinki, Finland July 28 – August 4.


Melges 20

Melges 20 Winter Series
We’re now one week away from the second event in the Melges 20 Miami Winter Series.
Time to rewind to the Series Opener in December. Media by Double Shot Studios.


Melges MC Speed Pack

Melges Speed Special
We’ll feature a new Melges Speed Special, a discounted deal on Melges parts and gear, in every newsletter.
This month’s special is the MC Speed Pack. The $119 pack includes a new Melges MC Mainsheet, a new Black Bow Line, Hullkote Speed Polish for a fast hull, Melges Rigging Tape, and an Official Melges Race Hat. Savings of $35.50. Shop now:


About Melges
For more than 70 years, Melges Performance Sailboats has delivered superior-built scows and sportboats around the world. Melges provides continuous customer service and product support unlike anyone else. Every Melges boat is signed, sealed, endorsed and delivered race ready by the best, for the best.


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Inside Melges · Volume 01 · January 25, 2017

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