The Ice Is Out and the Heat Is On  2008 Lake Geneva Spring Championship, May 10-11

The Ice Is Out and the Heat Is On 2008 Lake Geneva Spring Championship, May 10-11

8 April 2008

The ice is out and it is time to gear up for the Melges 17 Spring Championship on Lake Geneva May 10-11. The Lake Geneva Yacht Club is preparing for another 20-30 boat Melges 17 regatta. This year, the championship will be well attended and very unique.

There will be tune up sailing on Friday evening at the LGYC. Please feel free to set your boat up early and plan to go for a sail, afterwards enjoy some camaraderie at the club. The bar will be open! Registration will take place on this evening.

The real fun begins on Saturday morning — the fleet will gather for a competitors briefing. In this briefing, race details will be discussed but also reveal a unique regatta feature. On the water coaching will be provided pre-race, during the race and post race for all in attendance. This will be really beneficial as your team will be fully tuned after this regatta! Boat handling will be the emphasis of course so be prepared to learn how to make your Melges 17 go even faster during this championship!

Coaching will take place on Saturday and Sunday. Adding to the experience is a video review on Saturday night during the regatta dinner so make sure you are in attendance for some great food and some informative instruction with video playback. This event is going to be really hot!

In attendance from Melges and North Sails is Harry Melges, Andy Burdick, Jamie Kimball and Charlie Harrett to answer all your rigging, tuning and questions. Adding to the mix is none other than Geneva Lake Sailing School's Kevin Jewett acting as fleet coach each day. Kevin will also prepare the Saturday evening debrief.

Current Winter Series Champion Ken Wruk is serving as 2008 Spring Championship Regatta Chair. Please stay tuned to the official class website MELGES17.COM as all the necessary regatta documents will be posted online — including the NOR. This will be released very soon.

Do not miss this unique sailing/tune-up opportunity. Attend the Melges 17 Spring Championship on Lake Geneva – May 10 and 11. Don’t miss out!

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