When The Melges 32 Reigns, It Pours Junior Champions!
14 July 2009
In just a weeks span of time, the International Melges 32 Class is proud to congratulate the latest in a string of ‘Take A Junior Sailing Day’ candidates, this time 2009 U.S. Women’s Double Handed Champion Chanel Miller. In addition, the class also wishes a sincere congrats to Erika Reineke who hauled home the 2009 European Laser Radial Youth Championship!
Chanel sailed last December at the 2008 Gold Cup Regatta aboard Jim Swartz’s Q while Erika kept company with Kip Meadows on Roxanne. Swartz’s team took it to the last race, to only be defeated by Gold Cup Champions Marty Kullman and Mike Carroll on New Wave.
To read more about these lady champions, see:
Chanel Miller: Conservative Racing Pays Off For 2009 U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Champions Miller and Namikawa
Erika Reineke: USA Medal Haul At European Laser Radial Youth Championship
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During the 2008 Gold Cup Regatta, Sail Groove interviewed Erika, Nika Hendrick and Chanel.