Pinnacle Summertime Melges 32 Racing - Sail Newport, Macatawa Bay and Chicago
18 June 2009
With summer officially just around the corner the International Melges 32 Class is ready to race at some of the hottest northeast and midwest venues including the Coastal Living Sail Newport Regatta, the Harbor Springs Championship and the Verve Cup.
We can’t stress enough all the fun you will miss if you choose not to do Nationals in Marina Del Rey on July 24-26. But if you can’t travel to the West Coast, here are some other really great events that will at least keep the blood pumping.
SAIL NEWPORT REGATTA, July 10-12
This historic city is embedded with maritime culture and tradition. The Coastal Living Sail Newport Regatta is a three-day regatta held at the height of the summer sailing season. Newport is a fantastic venue because of the variety of conditions can range tremendously, therefore the top title is one that hard-fought yet well deserved. The Melges 32 loves Newport, as it has played host many times to the Nationals.
HARBOR SPRINGS CHAMPIONSHIP, July 31 - August 2
The Harbor Springs Championship is the first of its kind for the Melges 32 in the Midwest. Held in conjunction with the Ugotta Regatta, the Little Traverse City Yacht Club plays host to this awesome event. The Notice of Race is available and Online Registration is available online at the Race Website. Also, be sure to visit the Official Event Website.
THE VERVE CUP, August 13-16
Hosted by the prestigious Chicago Yacht Club, the famous Verve Cup Offshore Regatta is the largest of it’s kind in the USA during the month of August. Visit the Official Website to download all of the necessary race essentials including the NOR, Entry Form and more can all be found online. Don’t miss out on this awesome event!