Hype it up  The Melges 17 Fleet Storms the famous Halloween Regatta in Augusta, Georgia

Hype it up The Melges 17 Fleet Storms the famous Halloween Regatta in Augusta, Georgia

11 October 2007

It's the first year that the Melges 17 Fleet has had a real Fall Series of events and kicking off a cool big three is the Halloween Regatta, hosted by the August Sailing Club in Augusta, Georgia. The ASC has a solid reputation for solid race committee work and cool parties in the evening!

On tap for the Melges 17 fleet is a line-up of competitors that pushes the limit. Peter Marenakos from Charleston, South Carolina; Mike Sayce, Matthew Sablowski, Knox Rodgers from Atlanta; class veteran and Latis Yachting Solutions Operations Partner Bill Wiggins from Lake Norman, South Carolina; and John Porter from Savannah, Georgia. Most of you may remember John Porter as a former Melges 24 Owner and Class President, but also most famously as 1993 & 1996 U.S. National Finn Champion and 1994 Finn North American Champion. He has ranked as high as 13th on the World Finn Circuit, and 6th a the U.S. Olympic Trials in 1996. This is John's first time on the Melges 17 and first time sailing a Scow.

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