ABOUT THE MELGES IC37 CLASS
The IC37 by Melges is a 37-foot modern race boat exclusively for Group 1 sailors. The strict one-design class will provide simple, fun, competitive racing for the Corinthian sailors of the world. The Melges IC37 Class is designed by Mills Design, built by Westerly Marine (Santa Ana, Calif.) and FIBRE Mechanics (Lymington, U.K.), powered by North Sails and managed by Melges Performance Sailboats. The IC37 is the official boat for the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup and the Canada's Cup. Learn more at MelgesIC37Class.com. The MelgesIC37Class is on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
NEXT GENERATION CORINTHIAN COMPETITION
To create the next great one-design class, the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) has partnered with Melges Performance Sailboats along with other industry leaders, including Mills Design, North Sails, Westerly Marine and FIBRE Mechanics. The IC37 was developed to carry the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, the world’s premiere Corinthian competition, into its second decade. But interest in the boat has spread well beyond the current and former Invitational Cup participants. Sailors around the world are extremely eager to get their hands on this new boat.
an evolution of the principal philosophy
The Melges IC37 Class Association rules will include top-notch Corinthian competition in matched one-design boats. With the exception of one bona fide boat captain, the crew will be all World Sailing Group 1 (amateur) sailors. The combination of sails constructed to a common design by industry leader North Sails and hulls built to exacting tolerances by Westerly Marine and FIBRE Mechanics, two of the world’s most respected and capable boatbuilders, will ensure a level platform previously unseen for boats this size. The innovative class structure will establish a new paradigm for true one-design racing.