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Fall Melges 17 Demo Days & Indianapolis Road Show Regatta

Another great opportunity presents itself this fall to demo the very sporty Melges 17. The Indianapolis Road Show Regatta happens on September 25th with racing kicking off at noon, then demo sailing beginning at 6 p.m. with dinner and drinks to follow. The Indianapolis Sailing Club will host a Melges 17 Fall Regatta on the 26th and 27th. This is your chance to test drive a Melges 17. The Fall Regatta commences with 10 a.m. starts and demo sailing in the evening. Plan to be there, this speed trip is FREE!

For more information, contact Andy Burdick with Melges Performance Sailboats, or call +1 (262) 275-1110.

Indianapolis Sailing Club
Bryan Sarber
11325 Fall Creek Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46256
+1 (317) 345-5641

Melges 17 Class Association
Sean Fidler
+1 (248) 464-0240

Sean Fidler Wins U.S. National Championship!

Congratulations to Sean Fidler and his wife Tiffany as they are the 2009 Melges 17 U.S. National Champions! They are the first husband and wife team to win a National Championship. What a team! Serving up second was Coye Harrett and super crew Meg Six. In third, yet another husband and wife outfit from Traverse City Mich. — Mike and Stephanie Dow.

Fourteen teams, ten races and great sailing conditions gave way to one of the greatest Melges 17 Nationals yet. The temperatures were cool, but the competition was HOTTER than ever.

Special thanks to event organizers Brad and Jandy Sprouse, Glen Lake Yacht Club and most importantly to all the participants who traveled from all over the country to race!

Daily Reports
Day 03, FINAL: M17 National Champion Crowned
Day 03, Part 1: Sean Fidler Is 2009 Melges 17 National Champion
Day 02: Turn Up The Heat, Four Races With Ideal Breeze
Day 01, Part 2: Afternoon Delight At Nationals
DAY 01, Part 1: A Smash Hit

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Coye Harrett wins the W.Y.M.A.
Championship Regatta

Congratulations to Coye Harrett for winning the 80th W.Y.M.A. Regatta, which took place on August 6-9. Midwinter Champ Lesa Gutenkunst finished second and in third was Tom Munroe. Thirteen Melges 17s really fired things up on Torch Lake this year. Other class regulars Rob Terry, Mike Dow, Brian McMurray and Jim Hilgard were also in attendance, making this a really great warm-up for Nationals.

Several days of racing and some sweet off the water festivities always add to the excitement around this event — the Melges 17 was the center of attention!

Daily Reports
Day 03, FINAL: Harrett Takes The Podium At W.M.Y.A.
Day 02: Stakes Are High On Day 2 of the W.M.Y.A. Regatta
Day 01: W.M.Y.A. Gets Underway

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What's Next... the Midwinter Championship, March 11-14

Held at the Lake Eustis Sailing Club in Lake Eustis, Florida the 2010 Melges 17 Midwinter Championship will take place on March 11-14, 2010. Practice will take place on the 11th and racing will be from the 12th through 14th. Be sure to plan to attend as central Florida is where the fleet ramps up speed in 2010. A great place, very hospitable and some of the most competitive racing in the Southeast! Stay tuned for announcements about thIs event as well as the formation of the 2010 schedule.

The Time Is Now, Spruce Up Your Melges Racing Program With Melges’ Fall Savings — Now In Effect!

There is no time like the present to get your Melges 17 program up to speed for some amazing fall racing and the upcoming 2010 circuit. Melges' famous Fall Savings initiative is officially in effect! Look to enhance your Melges sailing experience with 5-star customer service when you purchase a new boat, much needed parts, accessories and sportswear. Go Shopping NOW Online At

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2009 Melges 17 Class Membership. Membership is a very important part of Melges 17 ownership. Join the class today and enjoy the incredible racing the M17 has to offer, as well as some other goodies — great friends, terrific regatta venues and much, much more! join the class today!

2009 Events

Melges 17 Demonstration Days September 25-27 Indianapolis, IN

2010 Events

Melges 17 Midwinter Championship March 11-14 Lake Eustis, FL

Lake Geneva Spring Regatta May 8-9 Lake Geneva, WI

Blue Water Regatta June 19-20 Crystal Lake, WI

I.L.Y.A. Melges 17 Championship July 9-11 Pewaukee, WI

W.M.Y.A. Regatta August 11-14 Spring Lake, MI

U.S. National Championship August 27-29 Lake Geneva, WI

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