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2010 Lake Geneva Spring Regatta May 8-9 Lake Geneva, WI

2010 Melges 17 Spring Regatta, May 8-9

There is nothing nicer than Lake Geneva in the spring, so why not be on the line for the 2010 Melges 17 Spring Regatta, hosted by LGYC on May 8-9. Cool spring breezes will bring on the heat as this amazing event officially kicks off the summer sailing season. It’s a biggie where more than an average of 20+ boats can be seen on the starting line. Stay close to as announcements will be made, posted and circulated as more information becomes available.

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Celebrate Summer In Pewaukee For The 2010 ILYA Championship, 50% Entry Discount In Effect For Skippers Under 25

Pewaukee is primo in July for Melges 17 racing. This year there are some special items to consider. First, be there on July 9-11 to have a lot of fun and party Pewaukee style! Second, more youth and junior skippers are expected to attend as a special incentive is in effect.  If you are under 25 and love to have fun — this event is for you! Sign-up and receive a 50% discount on the entry fee. Tell your friends and spread the word — Pewaukee at the 2010 Melges 17 ILYA Championship is the place to be!

And last, but not least a clinic will be held, a big party is planned on Saturday night. Housing is available, although limited. Please contact Judy Biwer on e-mail for more information.

Change Of Location For The 2010 Melges 17 U.S. National Championship

All Melges 17 teams looking to compete at the 2010 Melges 17 U.S. National Championship need to be aware that the venue for the event has changed. Happening still on September 17-19, the Nationals will now take place at Lake Okauchee, Wisconsin. The Okauchee group is thrilled to be selected to host the event and are really excited about seeing the Melges 17s up close and in action. They will be providing housing, so it's important that everyone stay close the as more info will be forthcoming.

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Stay in touch with everything Melges 17 and friend the class on Facebook. Sean Fidler has really got the group hyped on all things fast! From events, photos and just all out chitter-chatter about this super sleek racer can be found! This is your place to share, comment and chat up the boat, class, racing schedules, results, photo's, etc! The class can be found Facebook. You can also follow on Twitter. View videos online at the Melges 17's YouTube Channel. Be sure you've subscribed to the class' RSS Feed.

The Sailing Equivalent of “Field Of Dreams”

If you aren't familiar with Kristen Lane, then here's your chance to get to know one of the most inspirational lady sailors on the Melges racing circuit. She and her husband Peter made a trip to Lake Eustis, Fla. to compete at this year's Melges 17 Midwinter Championship. Based in San Francisco, Calif., she maintains a really cool blog that talks about their passion for the sport of sailing (and racing in general) that she and Peter carry with them everywhere they go.

As published by Scuttlebutt - Peter Lane and his wife Kristen are best known for their two-boat all professional Melges 24 Brick House Team. While enjoying the high stakes sailing game in that class, Peter recently had a revelation into the simpler side of the sport. And he liked it. Here he shares his story:

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2010 Events

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 September 17-19 Lake Okauchee, WI

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