Melges IC37 Class goes south for winter
Published on November 22nd, 2019
The North American Melges IC37 Class is capping off the 2019 Season with the start of the 2019-20 Winter Series on November 22-24 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The series will continue with events in January and March.
Leading the class is New York Yacht Club Commodore Phil Lotz with Arethusa. Lotz emphasized that the Winter Series is vital to class growth and improvement.
“It is now a proven successful model to establish a ‘base’ of operation in Florida during the North American winter and have the teams travel to that spot about once a month,” he said. “It’s a great way for people to take delivery of their boat and get right into the class at a friendly, helpful venue. Plus some coaching and tips from teams that have been sailing the boat a few months longer is a great way to get up to speed and hone skills while having a great time in the warm sun.”
Chosen for its accessibility and stress-free logistics, Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina is hosting the fleet with Lauderdale Yacht Club running race management. Race Committee plans to stage racing on an open ocean course two miles from the docks.
Melges IC37 WINTER SERIES
Event no. 1- FALL CUP – November 22 to 24
Event no. 2 – LAUDERDALE CUP – January 24 to 26
Event no. 3 – MIDWINTER CHAMPIONSHIP – March 20 to 22