Get a Taste of the Melges IC37 Racing Experience

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Bragging Rights Are Up For Grabs for Melges IC37 Sailors at the 165th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta

Follow the action direct from Newport, RI for a taste of the Melges IC37 experience!

NEWPORT, R.I. (June 13, 2019) — After two years of anticipation and a mere two weekends training on the water, Melges IC37 Class members will take to Narragansett Bay in Newport for their first real opportunity to face-off for the ultimate bragging rights as “best-in-class.” But in this innovative amateur one-design class, there is more than one way to win the esteemed title.

18 Melges IC37 teams comprised of family, friends, men, women, youth sailors, and veterans alike are slated to compete in the 165th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta beginning Friday morning.

The regatta features an around-the-island race coupled with two days of buoy racing and renowned social events that deliver the perfect combination of intense competition and unrivaled camaraderie—the very dynamic the Melges IC37 Class Association and the IC37 by Melges were designed to achieve.

Follow along this weekend for a taste of the Melges IC37 experience and to see who comes away crowned “best-in-class” for their indulgence on and off the water.

Daily media coverage will be published on the Melges IC37 Class Association website and Facebook page, along with live action direct from the race course and social events on Instagram.

For more event information, visit nyyc.org/165-annual-regatta


ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL MELGES IC37 CLASS ASSOCIATION

From its inception, the Melges IC37 Class was developed to create a racing experience unlike any other. The IC37 by Melges is an innovative amateur one-design sailboat designed to race with a crew of family and friends that makes possible what many sailors seek: the opportunity to test their preparation, skill, and teamwork on the most level playing field available. The IC37 is designed by Mills Design, built by Westerly Marine and FIBRE Mechanics, and managed by Melges Performance Sailboats. Selected by Sailing World Magazine as the 2019 Corinthian Boat of the Year, the IC37 is the boat of choice for top international competitions such as the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup and the Canada’s Cup. Learn more at MelgesIC37Class.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS STORY

Hannah Noll · Melges Performance Sailboats · hannah@melges.com · (952) 212-7748

Laura Beigel · Beigel Sailing Media · laura@beigelsailingmedia.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON NEW BOATS

Andy Burdick · Melges Performance Sailboats · andy@melges.com · (262) 275-1110

Federico Michetti · Melges Europe · federico@melges.com · +39 349 856 9100

Harry Melges · Melges Performance Sailboats · harry@melges.com · (262) 275-1110

Sam Pearson · UK Ancasta Race Boats · sampearson@ancasta.com · +442380 016582

Hannah Noll