2007 Melges 17 Midwinter Championship, March 09-11

2007 Melges 17 Midwinter Championship, March 09-11

7 March 2007

07 MARCH 2007 ? The Melges 17 Class is ready to kick off 2007 in style with an amazing line-up of events for the year. First stop on the grand tour is the Melges 17 Midwinter Championship in Lake Eustis, Florida at the one and only Lake Eustis Sailing Club on March 09-11.

Lake Eustis has a reputation for bringing out some of the most aggressive sportboat racing in the country and this year will be no different. The competition will be hot and the racing extreme! Preceeding the event is the world-renown Melges 17 Zenda University (ZU) conducted by Andy Burdick and Sam Rogers with Melges Performance Sailboats. If you have never attended a ZU event, next time the opportunity extends itself ? do it! Don't wait! This is a one of a kind chance to have one-on-one, on-the-water-while-racing instruction and coaching, tuning techniques, etc. by the best in the sailing world. Zenda University for the Melges 17 is on March 8th, one day prior to the Midwinters.

In 2006, the husband and wife team of Brian and Deb McMurray really poured on the speed as they went to victory lane winning the event over fourteen other strong competitors such as the father and son, dynamic duo of Kirk and Ian Donaldson, Mary Anne Ward and Sam Rogers as well as Ken Wruk and Dave Navin. These are the teams to beat as the agility and skill of each has the potential to win big! The line-up for 2007 is nothing shy of excellence ? Bob Wycoop ? organizer for the 2007 M17 National Championship will be out if full force, Bill Wiggins, Bill Fauntleroy, Larry Brand, the Unicumes ? tight racing and tough competition is in store for more than thirteen racers!

The fleet is growing with more than eighty boats actively racing in the USA. The excitement that surrounds this boat and the tournament of events that it carries is amazing. Great venues, great racing, great fun and friends!

Stay tuned to this site as reports and results will be posted as they become available.
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