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2011 Melges 17 Winter Series Event No. 1 November 13-14 Lake Eustis, FL

Sean Fidler Takes The Checkered Flag In Indianapolis

Congratulations to Sean and Tiffany Fidler as they are the 2010 Indianapolis Regatta Champions. It was an awesome weekend of sailing for twelve of the class’ hottest Melges 17 teams. Two days of fantastic racing took place with great dinners and parties enjoyed by all. Indianapolis is a Midwest hotbed for Melges 17 racing and this event proved just that! Special thanks to Indianapolis Sailing Club for putting on a stellar event!

Race Report
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Ramp up for 2011 — Indy is already on the schedule! Plan to be at ISC on October 8-9! Follow Fleet 9 online for all the forthcoming details.

2011 Melges 17 Winter Series, Three Major Events Make For Triple The Fun

There is no better time than now to plan on racing the 2011 Melges 17 Winter Series! Three amazing events are planned, hosted by the one and only Lake Eustis Sailing Club (LESC) in Eustis, Fla. LESC is world famous for its hard-core Scow sailing properties, not to mention it possesses the warmest hospitality and awesome off-the-water social activities. Score big this Winter in the Melges 17!

Event No. 1: November 13-14, 2010
Event No. 2: February 19-20, 2011
2011 Melges Zenda University: March 24, 2011
Event No. 3: Midwinter Championship, March 25-27, 2011

Why do the 2011 Melges 17 Winter Series?

  • Location Centralized and easy-to-travel to and from (located only 45 minutes north of Orlando)
  • Convenient Logistics Pack the boat, trailer to Lake Eustis and leave rigged all series long
  • Affordable & Inexpensive Travel, accommodations and entry fees are very reasonable, all in close proximity of the yacht club
  • The Melges 17 The perfect boat for great fast and fun sailing!

The 2011 Melges 17 Winter Series offers three great get-away weekends of racing for couples, families and best friends that’s fun, affordable and almost too easy not to do! BE THERE! Download the 2010-2011 Melges 17 Events Promo

Fidler Crowned 2010 Melges 17 Ranking Champion

Besides being one of the class’ most spectacular husband and wife teams, Sean and Tiffany Fidler have had a record-breaking year of Melges 17 racing. The success started last June at the Blue Water Regatta. They took it a bit further by winning the I.L.Y.A. Championship, the W.Y.M.A. Regatta and Nationals. To top off an awesome string of victories and ultimately securing the 2010 National Ranking title, they also won the Indianapolis Championship.

Their strongest competition came from Lesa Gutenkunst who pulled off a great win at the Spring Championship in Lake Geneva. Lesa, along with her husband Jim takes a proud second overall in the ranking. A staunch Melges competitor, Mike Dow and his wife Stephanie finished third, followed by Coye Harrett in fourth and Jim Hilgard rounded out the top five.

View The 2010 National Ranking

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Stay in touch with everything Melges 17 and friend the class on Facebook. 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.

Melges 17 Reminders

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2010-2011 Melges 17 Regattas

The Melges 17 fleet is hot with a solid schedule of incredible events happening across the USA. Save The Dates today and be ready to race!




Winter Series - Event No. 1 November 13-14 Lake Eustis, FL




Winter Series - Event No. 2 February 19-20 Lake Eustis, FL


Melges 17 Zenda University March 24 Lake Eustis, FL


Winter Series - Event No. 3 March 25-27 Lake Eustis, FL


Lake Geneva Spring Championship May 7-8 Lave Geneva, WI


Crystal Lake Blue Water Championship June 18-19 Crystal Lake, MI


US National Championship August 26-28 White Lake, MI


Fall Championship October 8-9 Indianpolis, FL

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